Zhang Weili

Zhang Weili 2021: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsement

Inspired by Kung Fu movies, Zhang Weili began training in martial arts at an early age. After training in Shaolin Kung Fu, she transitioned to Sanda and Shuai Jiao. Finally, she took up BJJ. Weili held many jobs before she began her career as a mixed martial artist. She was a cashier at a supermarket, a kindergarten teacher, a hotel desk clerk, and a fitness instructor.

Zhang made her MMA debut in 2013. Unfortunately, she lost her first-ever match via a unanimous decision. She then finished her next twelve opponents under three rounds. She saw the third round for the first time in her bout against Aline Sattelmayer at Kunlun Fight MMA 12. As of January 2021, she is ranked #3 in UFC women's pound-for-pound rankings.

Zhang Weili: UFC Career

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Weili extended her win streak to 16 before signing with the world's largest MMA organization, the UFC. The Chinese fighter dominated her first three opponents in the promotion. "Magnum" then fought former champion, Jessica Andrade, in her fourth bout.

SHENZHEN, CHINA - AUGUST 31: Zhang Weili of China prepares to fight Jessica Andrade of Brazil in their UFC strawweight championship bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre on August 31, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)

It did not even take Weili a full minute to finish Andrade with debilitating knees and punches. She became the first Chinese UFC champion, and she did it in front of her home country. She then went on to then defend her championship against Joanna Jędrzejczyk. She holds a record of 5-0 in her UFC career.

Zhang Weili: Fighting Style

Like her favorite MMA fighter, Tony Ferguson, Weili likes to pressure her opponent. She prefers to strike with her opponent, though she can fight anywhere.

Her striking might not be the most accurate (45%) but she lands around 6.38 significant strikes per minute. She can fight in both stances.

Zhang Weili: Achievements

Weili is the current UFC women's strawweight champion. She won the Fight of the Night bonus for her fight with Joanna Jedrzejczyk and the Performance of the Night bonus for her fight with Jessica Andrade. She holds a stellar record of 21-1-0 in her MMA career.

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Zhang Weili: Net Worth and Salary 2021

Weili earned over $575,500 in her UFC career according to The Sports Daily. This does not include undisclosed bonuses. 'Magnum' earned $290,000, more than half her prize money from her bout at UFC 248.

Zhang Weili: Endorsements 2021

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Weili has endorsed brands such as Perfect Sports.

How to Contact Zhang Weili?

Instagram, Twitter

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NicknameMagnum
Age31
BornAugust 13, 1989
CountryChina
GymBlack Tiger Fight Club
Height5 ft 4 in
Weight/Division115 lbs (Strawweight)
Reach63 in
Record21-1-0, 0NC
Active Win Streak21
Wins by Stoppages17 (10 KO/TKOs, 7 Submissions)
Net WorthNA
EndorsementsPerfect Sports
PartnerNone
Marital StatusSingle
KidsNone