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Report: UFC looks to double broadcast fees in China after Zhang’s win

Weili Zhang’s title win could be very profitable for the UFC. The UFC recently crowned their first Chinese UFC champion in Weili Zhang, and the promotion is looking to immediately …read more

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Posted on September 12, 2019, 3:16 pm By
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BJ Penn: “China is going to have a lot of great champions.”

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn believes Weili Zhang is the first of many future champions from China.
Zhang needed only 42-seconds to finish Jessica Andrade in last weekend’s …read more

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Song Yadong vs. Cody Stamann planned for UFC Washington DC

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A quality bantamweight matchup is on tap for UFC on ESPN in Washington DC. China is celebrating its historic new UFC strawweight champion Weili …read more

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Brendan Schaub Isn’t A Fan Of UFC Women’s Strawweight Division

Brendan Schaub has no interest in watching cards headlined by UFC strawweights. Weili Zhang made history this past Saturday (Aug. 31). She became the first UFC champion from China when …read more

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Dana White Believes First Middle Eastern UFC Champion Happens Soon

When Weili Zhang knocked out Jessica Andrade in the main event of UFC Shenzhen she became the first UFC champion from China. Now, with the Las Vegas-based promotion heading to …read more

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Ariel Helwani's thoughts: Putting Zhang Weili's win in perspective

How Zhang Weili’s strawweight title win could change the course of MMA in China, plus a look ahead to a monumental weekend at UFC 242. …read more

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Posted on September 3, 2019, 1:16 pm By
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Song Kenan: 'Failure is not scary' after UFC Shenzhen win

Song Kenan beat Derrick Krantz with a unanimous decision Saturday on the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 15 in Shenzhen, China.
Take a look inside the fight with Kenan, who …read more

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Jessica Andrade releases lengthy statement following UFC Shenzhen loss to Weili Zhang

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Jessica Andrade lost the UFC strawweight title to Weili Zhang in the main event of UFC’s first trip to Shenzhen, China, on Saturday, and …read more

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Posted on September 2, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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Li Jingliang: The world is ready to see China’s power

Chinese welterweight fighter Li Jingliang represented his nation with an impressive victory at UFC Shenzhen on Saturday.
Jingliang met streaking Brazilian contender Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos in the card’s co-main event, …read more

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UFC Shenzhen: Fights to make

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All the best, most interesting, and unquestionably coolest fights the UFC needs to book following their latest event in Shenzhen, China. Considering how the …read more

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Posted on September 1, 2019, 8:46 pm By
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After UFC Shenzhen win at flyweight, Mizuki Inoue unsure about move back to strawweight

Mizuki Inoue beat Wu Yanan with a split decision Saturday to open up the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 15 in Shenzhen, China.
Take a look inside the fight with …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 15 post-event facts: History belongs to new champ Weili Zhang

The UFC hosted its most significant event in China to date Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 15, which went down at Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen with a main card …read more

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Anthony Hernandez found out what happened when he relaxed and let loose at UFC Shenzhen

Anthony Hernandez beat Jun Yong Park with a second-round submission Saturday to close out the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 15 in Shenzhen, China.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

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5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 15, from Zhang's historic win to welterweight depth

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 15 in Shenzhen, China? Here are a few post-fight musings …
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1. Weili Zhang breaks a barrier
New UFC strawweight champion …read more

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Da Un Jung was confident he could pull off UFC Shenzhen's biggest upset

Da Un Jung rallied to beat Khadis Ibragimov with a third-round submission Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 15 in Shenzhen, China.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 15 China ‘Zhang vs Andrade’ - The 6th Round Post-Fight Show

June M. Williams

Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are here to breakdown this Saturday’s, Aug, 31st., UFC Fight Night 157 event from Shenzhen, China. The guys will have hot …read more

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Posted on August 31, 2019, 11:46 pm By
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Dana White wants new champ Weili Zhang to fight Stateside; Zhang says fix visas first

Newly minted UFC strawweight champion Weili Zhang could grow into a huge star for the promotion in China. Right now, though, UFC president Dana White wants her to fight in …read more

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Weili Zhang hoping to headline UFC pay-per-view in China

Weili Zhang made quick work of Jessica Andrade in the main event of UFC Shenzhen. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC president Dana White has said multiple times …read more

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Weili Zhang captures UFC strawweight championship and $50,000 performance bonus

Weili Zhang made history at UFC on ESPN+ 15: Andrade vs. Zhang on Saturday in Shenzhen, China, but she also earned a handsome bonus for her effort.
Zhang shocked the world …read more

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Posted on August 31, 2019, 5:16 pm By
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UFC Shenzhen results: Weili Zhang TKOs Jessica Andrade, becomes first Chinese UFC champion

Almost no one thought she could do it, but Weili Zhang cemented her position in history in Shenzhen, China, on Saturday. Zhang took out Jessica Andrade in the opening moments …read more

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MMA Community reacts to Weili Zhang stopping Jessica Andrade

The UFC’s strawweight title was up for grabs today in Shenzhen, China, as Jessica Andrade put her belt on the line against Weili Zhang.
Andrade (20-7 MMA) had captured the promotions …read more

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UFC Shenzhen Bonuses: Weili Zhang Nabs $50K Performance Award for Historic Win

Weili Zhang made history in Shenzhen, China, on Saturday, and she also made a little extra money in the process. …read more

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Posted on August 31, 2019, 2:46 pm By
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UFC Shenzhen: Andrade vs Zhang post-fight results and analysis

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Weili Zhang is your new UFC strawweight champion. China has their first UFC champion.
Outside the cage, this will be absolutely massive for the …read more

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UFC Fight Night: Li Jingliang finishes Zaleski dos Santos in Shenzhen

Li Jingliang scored an upset victory over Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos in front of a hometown crowd in China. …read more

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Posted on August 31, 2019, 12:46 pm By
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UFC Shenzhen prelim results, highlights: Hernandez, Jung get subs

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Check out the results and highlights from the UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang prelims, live from Shenzhen, China. Headlining the preliminary …read more

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Posted on August 31, 2019, 11:16 am By
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UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang live results

The UFC makes history in China with a strawweight title fight between Jessica Andrade and Zhang Weili. Follow the action as it happens from Shenzhen. …read more

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UFC Shenzhen: live results, discussion, play by play

Live, blow-by-blow updates for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night main card from Shenzhen, China, with a women’s strawweight title fight as the main event. Join us today (Saturday, August 31st) on …read more

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Posted on August 31, 2019, 6:46 am By
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Video: Watch UFC on ESPN+ 15's post-event press conference on MMA Junkie

UFC on ESPN+ 15 takes place Saturday at Universiade Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, and as usual, you can watch a live video stream of the post-event news conference here …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 15 discussion thread

UFC on ESPN+ 15 takes place Saturday in Shenzhen, China, and you can discuss the event here.
UFC on ESPN+ 15 takes place at Universiade Sports Center and kicks off at …read more

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Elizeu Zaleski hopes for high-profile opponent after UFC Shenzhen co-main event bout with Jingliang Li

Brazilian welterweight Elizeu Zaleski looks to go eight in a row against Jingling Li in China. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Elizeu Zaleski is co-headlining another UFC event Saturday, …read more

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Get to know Karol Rosa ahead of UFC on ESPN+ 15 in Shenzhen, China

Karol Rosa makes her UFC debut alongside her teammate, UFC women’s strawweight champion Jessica Andrade, on Saturday.
Training out of PRVT, Rosa actually holds a win over Andrade earlier in their …read more

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Posted on August 30, 2019, 7:16 pm By
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Face Off! Andrade Stares Down Zhang In Shenzhen!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held its official weigh ins earlier today from Shenzhen, China (get full results here), ahead of the “Andrade vs. Zhang” …read more

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Posted on August 30, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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Viewers guide: Title fight highlights historic night for UFC in China

When Chinese strawweight Zhang Weili challenges Jessica Andrade for the UFC championship on Saturday, more than a belt will be on the line. Here’s a breakdown of what’s at stake. …read more

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Video replay: UFC on ESPN+ 15 ceremonial weigh-ins

Check out a video replay of the UFC on ESPN+ 15 ceremonial weigh-ins.
UFC on ESPN+ 15 takes place Saturday at Universiade Sports Center in Shenzhen, China. The main card streams …read more

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Posted on August 30, 2019, 12:16 pm By
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UFC on ESPN+ 15 weigh-in results: Championship gets the green light; one fighter misses weight

The Ultimate Fighting Championship makes its first stop in Shenzhen, China, for UFC on ESPN+ 15: Andrade vs. Zhang, where UFC strawweight champion Jessica Andrade will make the first defense …read more

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Posted on August 30, 2019, 4:46 am By
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UFC Shenzhen weigh-in results: one misses weight

The UFC heads to Shenzhen, China on Saturday, Aug. 31 for the first time in promotional history for UFC Shenzhen. In the main event, Jessica Andrade looks to defend her …read more

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UFC Fight Night 157 Weigh-in Results: Title Fight Set; One Misses Weight

The Ultimate Fighting Championship heads to Shenzhen, China, for the first time, where the strawweight title is on the line. …read more

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Posted on August 30, 2019, 3:16 am By
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Weili Zhang Speaks On What UFC Title Win Can Do For MMA In China

Weili Zhang knows a victory over Jessica Andrade could open up many doors for mixed martial arts in China. Zhang will challenge Andrade for the UFC strawweight championship on Saturday …read more

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Posted on August 30, 2019, 12:46 am By
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Kai Kara-France feels right at home in China

New Zealand’s Kai Kara-France is preparing for his August 31 fight with Mark de la Rosa in familiar surroundings, in a country where his style makes him a crowd favourite. …read more

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X-Factor! Some UFC ‘Shenzhen’ Main Card Predictions

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This Saturday (Aug. 31, 2019), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) travels to Shenzhen Universade Sports Centre Arena in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, …read more

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Posted on August 29, 2019, 10:16 pm By
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Diggin’ Deep on UFC Shenzhen: Prelims preview

Get the inside scoop on the early UFC action out of China, featuring a lightweight contest between up-and-comers Thiago Moises and Damir Ismagulov. If you’re looking for a reason to …read more

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Can Zhang keep pace with Andrade?

June M. Williams

Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch are back to breakdown this week’s UFC event in Shenzhen, China. With picks and odds for every bout on the card. …read more

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Live! UFC Shenzhen Results & Play-By-Play!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make its debut in Shenzhen, China, with its latest and greatest ESPN+ fight card. UFC Fight Night 157, going …read more

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Posted on August 29, 2019, 6:16 pm By
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Andre Soukhamthath hopes move to American Top Team will result in octagon consistency

Andre Soukhamthath has made a big move ahead of his next fight.
He takes on Su Mudaerji at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 15 in Shenzhen, China, and has been at American …read more

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Several fighters still haven’t been paid from Battlefield FC 2 card in July

Gleison Tibau says he has yet to receive $50,000 for his win over Will Brooks in China. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

South Korean promotion Battlefield FC is once …read more

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Posted on August 29, 2019, 3:16 pm By
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UFC on ESPN+ 15: How to watch Andrade vs. Zhang, fight card, start time, streaming info

The UFC returns to China for the sixth time, but it’ll be the promotion’s first visit to Shenzhen with UFC on ESPN+ 15.
In the main event, Chinese fighter Weili Zhang, …read more

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Jessica Andrade plans to prove she is ‘the best in the world’ at UFC Shenzhen

Jessica Andrade is set for her first title fight in the main event of UFC Shenzhen. She will be taking on Weili Zhang in the challenger’s home country of China.
For …read more

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Weili Zhang open to Valentina Shevchenko fight after UFC Shenzhen

There has never been a Chinese champion in the UFC. Hebei’s Weili Zhang is looking to change that.
This Saturday, when the UFC touches down in Shenzhen, China, the streaking strawweight …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 15 pre-event facts: Champ Jessica Andrade owns an astounding resume

The UFC makes its return to China on Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 15 at Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen, with a main card that streams on ESPN+ following prelims …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 15: Make your predictions for Jessica Andrade vs. Weili Zhang

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 15 event in Shenzhen, China.
Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for …read more

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Two fighters step in on short notice at UFC on ESPN+ 15 in Shenzhen

Two UFC newcomers, including a Russian champion, will make their debuts on short notice at UFC on ESPN+ 15 in Shenzhen, China.
On the main card, undefeated M-1 Challenge light heavyweight …read more

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Posted on August 24, 2019, 1:16 am By
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Ronda Rousey Feels Like ‘A Proud Mama’ Watching Women Headline UFC Shows

Next weekend, when the UFC returns, they will head to Shenzhen, China where the main event sees Jessica Andrade take on Weili Zhang. For Ronda Rousey, who headlined multiple UFC …read more

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Watch: MMA vs. wing chun ends in head kick KO

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Another MMA vs. traditional martial arts fight in China ends in a brutal KO. We’re still waiting on Xu Xiaodong to get into another freak-fight …read more

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Posted on August 21, 2019, 9:46 pm By
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Thiago Moises expects standup war with Damir Ismagulov at UFC on ESPN+ 15

An exciting lightweight bout between two young prospects is going down in China, and Thiago Moises is expecting a war.
He takes on Damir Ismagulov at UFC on ESPN+ 15 in …read more

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Posted on August 15, 2019, 10:16 am By
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Jessica Andrade’s manager issues statement about escalating tensions in China ahead of UFC Shenzhen

Thousands of police officers attend a drill in Shenzhen, China, on Aug. 6. | Chen Wen/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images

The UFC will make its first trip to …read more

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Posted on August 14, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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Ramon Gonzales aims to make Filipinos proud in Thailand

The Philippines’ Ramon Gonzales is scheduled to make his next appearance in ONE against Hexigetu of China. The bout takes place at ONE: Dreams of Gold, Friday, 16 August at …read more

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Missed Fists: Daniel Swain takes Xialong Wu for a ride on the guillotine, more

Daniel Swain finishes Xialong Wu with a guillotine choke at M-1 Challenge 103 in Shenzhen, China, on Aug. 3, 2019 | @Jolassanda, Twitter

Welcome to the latest edition of …read more

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Movsar Evloev vs. Mike Grundy added to UFC Shenzhen

Mike Grundy (pictured) faces Movsar Evloev at UFC’s return to China later this month. | Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

Former M-1 Challenge titleholder Movsar Evloev has his next UFC …read more

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Invicta FC vet Chelsea Chandler meets undefeated Marilia Fanta at Combate Americas 42

Marilia Fanta joins Combate America after winning three fights around Brazil and China. | Photo via Marilia Fanta

Undefeated Brazilian bantamweight prospect Marilia Fanta will make her Combate Americas …read more

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