UFC Shenzhen: Li Jingliang says Chinese MMA is finally catching up ahead of historic Fight Night 157hardknocks365 August 30 2019 (0) Comment
Zhang “Magnum” Weili is yet to face the music but the Chinese fighter’s looming title fight with Brazilian UFC champion Jessica Andrade seems to be changing the way her country is looking at MMA.
The immediate impact has been felt among the fighters.
“The fact that she is fighting for a title has really motivated me and I am not the only one,” Li “The Leech” Jingliang said on Friday. “Perhaps this is just the start and from now on you will see many more from China fighting for titles, including male fighters.”
Zhang’s match-up with Andrade has assured her a place in the history books as the first Chinese fighter to be given a title shot by the UFC.