Weili Zhang Beats Jessica Andrade To Win UFC Women's Strawweight Title


It only took Weili Zhang 42 seconds to make history and become UFC's first Chinese-born champion. 

Coming home to her native country of China, Zhang beat Jessica Andrade to capture the UFC Women's Strawweight title with a first-round TKO. The fight headlined the UFC Fight Night card in Shenzhen, China. 

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Below is a recap of the fight from Fightful's live coverage written by David Tees:

Round One: The round begins with Zhang attacking Andrade with some leg kicks, Andrade charges forward and she swings wildly at Zhang. Zhang stuns a swinging Andrade with a counter strike, Zhang destroys Andrade with a follow up combination and a ton of knee strikes. Zhang eventually drops Andrade with more knee strikes and a punching combination and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #6 Weili Zhang def. Jessica Andrade by TKO via strikes (0:42, R1) to win the title

Zhang has been on an incredibly lengthy win streak, emerging victorious in her last 20 fights after losing her pro debut in 2013. Zhang is 4-0 in the UFC with wins over Jessica Aguilar, Tecia Torres and now Andrade to become a UFC champion. 

The fight snapped Andrade's four-fight win streak while ending her title reign which only started back in May at UFC 237 when she scored a win over Rose Namajunas.

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