Zhang Weili: Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Career, Husband, Net Worth, Weight, Height, Education, Siblings, Ethnicity, Championships, Martial Artist, UFC, Fights, MMA: Zhang Weili is a popular Chinese mixed martial artist. She was the strawweight champion in Kunlun Fight (KFL). She was born on 13th August, 1989 in Handan, Hebei in China. Zhang Weili is known to compete in the strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She was the former UFC Women’s strawweight World Champion. She has made history by being the first ever Chinese and East Asian champion in UFC. On April 26 of 2021, she became #1 in the UFC women’s strawweight rankings and #4 in the UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings.
Zhang’s Early Life
Zhang Weili was born on 13th August, 1989 in Handan, Hebei in China. Her father used to be a mine digger and her mother is a housewife. She is known to have an elder brother who used to work as a gold trader but later quit the job in order to support Zhang’s career. He currently works at the gym where she trains. As early as the age of 6, she began training in martial arts with Shaolin Kung Fu from a local master. Her inspiration was drawn from watching Kung Fu films. While she was in primary school, she used to practice various sports like athletics, football and table tennis. After she turned 12, she was sent to a specialized martial arts school in Handan. She started her training in Sanda and Shuai Jiao, which was a Chinese wrestling style. Zhang Weili won the Sanda championships of the Hebei numerous times. Due to this, she got selected for the Sanda team in Jiangsu province. Unfortunately, due to a back injury, she had to quit the sport. After she moved to Beijing at the age of 17, she had worked various jobs such as a cashier at a supermarket, kindergarten teacher, security guard and as a hotel desk clerk. Later in 2010, she came across a local gym in Beijing and was appointed as a fitness instructor. She had the privileges of using the gym equipment for free once the gym closed in the evenings. On watching other members grappling there, she began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ). She ended up switching to a front desk job later on. During the job she came to know that one of the fighters who had trianed at the gym was her idol, Wu Haotian, a pioneer of Chinees MMA. In 2012, she became well acquainted with Haotian, who got her into Black Tiger Fight Club. From there, the coach Cai Xuejun noticed her talents and began training her in MMA.
In 2013, Zhang Weili had her professional MMA debut. Due to an unanimous decision, she went on to win 11 straight fights. At Kunlun Fight MMA 11 on May 25, 2017, she challenged Simon Duarte for the Kunlun Fight Female Strawweight Championship, winning in the second round via TKO. On June 1, 2017, making her first title defense against Aline Sattelmayer, at the Kunlun Fight MMA 12, she won the fight. Her promotion debut was made against Danielle Taylor on August 4, 2018, in which she won. She fought against Jessica Andrade on August 31, 2019, for the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship. With a technical knockout in the first-round, Zhang Weili won the fight becoming the new Strawweight champion. She was also given the Performance of the Night bonus award for this win. After facing several COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, she was finally granted a visa to USA to fight at the UFC 248. Winning the back-and-forth fight, she got her first UFC Strawweight title defense. The fight also earned her the Fight of the Night award.
Zhang Weili Personal Life
Zhang Weili was born on 13th August, 1989 in Handan, Hebei in China. She is not known to be dating anyone at the moment. She is currently focusing on her career right now. Further details about her private life are yet to be disclosed. Zhang Weili stands tall up to 5 feet and 4 inches of height and weighs about 115 pounds. With her tremendous performance throughout her career, she is estimated to have a net worth of about $1 Million USD.
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Zhang Weili Bio, Height, Weight, Profile, Net Worth
|Real Name||Zhang Weili|
|Profession||Mixed Martial Artist|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 163 cm
in meters– 1.63 m
in feet inches– 5’4 ”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 52 kg
in pounds– 115 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||Not Known|
|Date of Birth||13 August 1989|
|Age (as in 2021)||32 Years|
|Birth Place||Handan, Hebei, China|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Leo|
|Hometown||Handan, Hebei, China|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Hobbies/Interests||Sanda, Shuai Jiao|
|Parents||Father: Not Known
Mother: Not Known
|Siblings||Brother: Not Known
Sister: Not Known
|Net Worth||$1 Million USD|
Some lesser-known facts about Zhang Weili
- It is known that her idol is Wu Haotian, a pioneer of Chinese MMA.
- Her inspiration to compete in MMA was the Hong Kong Action Superstar Donnie Yen.
- Donnie Yen’s feature film called Flashpoint was Zhang Weili’s first introduction to the sport of MMA.
- Zhang Weili had received a Hawaiian lei and crown from Hawaiian Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.
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