Zhang Weili

Zhang Weili 2022: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsement

Zhang Weili is one of the most dangerous fighters in the UFC roster. She is a Chinese mixed martial artist and became the first fighter from her country to become a champion at the UFC after she defeated Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Night in August 2019.

Since then, Weili has lost her strawweight championship and is trying to regain her throne as she prepares herself for a rematch against Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 07: Zhang Weili of China prepares to fight Joanna Jedrzejczyk of Poland in their UFC strawweight championship fight during the UFC 248 event at T-Mobile Arena on March 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Zhang Weili: Personal Life and Background

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.

Beginning of Zhang Weili's MMA Career 

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 in 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 June 2022, she is ranked #2 in the UFC women's strawweight division and #5 in UFC women's pound-for-pound rankings.

SHENZHEN, CHINA - AUGUST 31: Zhang Weili of China celebrates after her victory over Jessica Andrade 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 Zhe Ji/Getty Images)

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 6.36 significant strikes per minute. She can fight in both stances.

Zhang Weili: UFC Career

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

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. Then, she went on to defend her UFC women's strawweight title against Joanna Jędrzejczyk.

With only one title defense, Weili clashed against Rose Namajunas at UFC 261. Namajunas ended Weili's win streak by a highlight-reel head kick KO in the first round.

Weili tried to avenge her loss against Namajunas at UFC 268: Usman vs. Covington 2. However, she fell short by a stone's throw as Namajunas retained her title after a split decision victory.

Zhang Weili: Next fight

After her disappointing loss at UFC 268, Weili is now scheduled to run it back against Polish UFC superstar Joanna Jędrzejczyk.

Both of the mixed martial arts aces will fight on the main card of UFC 275: Teixeira vs. Prochazka on June 11, 2022, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.

Championships and Accomplishments of Zhang Weili

Weili is a former UFC women's strawweight champion. She won the 'Fight of the Night' bonus for her fight with Joanna Jedrzejczyk and a 'Performance of the Night' bonus for her fight with Jessica Andrade. She holds a stellar record of 21-3-0 in her MMA career.

SHENZHEN, CHINA - AUGUST 31: Zhang Weili of China celebrates after her knockout victory over 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)

Zhang Weili: Net Worth in 2022

Weili earned over $859,500 in her UFC career, according to The Sports Daily. This does not include undisclosed bonuses. 'Magnum' earned her highest payout of $290,000 from her bout at UFC 248.

Zhang Weili: Endorsements


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Weili has endorsed brands such as Perfect Sports.

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BornAugust 13, 1989
HometownHebei, China
GymBlack Tiger Fight Club
Height5' 4"
Weight / Division115 lbs / Strawweight
Reach63 in
Leg Reach36 in
Record21-3-0, 0NC
Active Win Streak0
Wins by Stoppages17 (10 KO/TKOs, 7 Submissions)
Net Worth$2 Million
EndorsementsPerfect Sports
Marital StatusSingle