- 3 years ago
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Tiequan Zhang made history when he became the first Chinese fighter to compete in the WEC. Sources close to MMAWeekly.com have confirmed that the “Mongolian Wolf” will also be the first Chinese fighter to step foot into the UFC’s Octagon. Read More >> read news >>
Last September, Tie Quan Zhang became the first Chinese fighter ever to compete in World Extreme Cagefighting. Now, the “Mongolian Wolf” appears poised to make the transition to the UFC. read news >>
- 4 years ago
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GLENDALE, Ariz. - Highly touted Chinese fighter Tiequan Zhang is undefeated no longer, and Danny Downes is the reason why.
The little-known lightweight scored a unanimous-decision win over Zhang in the featured preliminary-card bout of Thursday's WEC 53 event - a historic final show before the WEC's merger with the UFC.
But the real story of the untelevised bouts was a string of quick
stoppages and vicious knockouts that left Glendale, Ariz.'s Jobing Arena
abuzz beginning with the night' read news >>
BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Any time a fighter enters the cage of the WEC or UFC
for the first time, nerves are certain to factor into the combatant's
Fighting on the biggest stage in the world, no one wants to let
themselves down, much less their fans, coaches or training partners.
But lightweight Tiequan Zhang had a few more people
on his mind when he stepped in the cage for his WEC debut at Thursday's
WEC 51 event - like the 1.3 billion citizens of his native China.
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- 4 years ago
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Chinese fighter Tiequan Zhang now faces a new opponent in his WEC debut this week.
Originally slated to fight one-time UFC fighter Jason Reinhardt, Zhang instead meets fellow lightweight and WEC newcomer Pablo Garza.
WEC officials today told MMAjunkie.com bout agreements have been signed.
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Lipeng Zhang , winner of “The Ultimate Fighter: China,” has verbally agreed to fight Chris Wade at UFC Fight Night “McGregor vs. Siver” in Boston on Jan. 18. read news >>
A welterweight matchup between Chinese fighter Jingliang Li (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and French-born athlete Nordine Taleb (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is the latest addition to October’s UFC Fight Night 54 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
- 6 months ago
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LAS VEGAS -- Li Jingliang talks about his difficult fight against David Michaud at UFC 173, working on getting comfortable against the cage, overcoming Octagon jitters, coming to Las Vegas early, and more. read news >>
The recently discussed Chinese version of "The Ultimate Fighter" is set for a November debut. The series marks the start of a new, multi-year deal which promises "regular live UFC events to Asia," including sites in Macau and Singapore. read news >>
It appears that China will serve as host to the next international iteration of “The Ultimate Fighter.” read news >>
UFC and Chinese Flag (China)The UFC has put out the call for the next international edition of The Ultimate Fighter with China announced as the next host country of the venerable reality series. read news >>
- a year ago
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Chinese mixed martial artist Jumabieke Tuerxun (14-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has signed with the UFC.
Bantamweight Tuerxun has never in his professional MMA career lost a fight. "The Wild Wolf" is a former Legend Fighting Champion. In his last fight at RUFF 6 - Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation 6, Tuerxun submitted (shoulder choke) fellow countryman Yongqiang Zhang (0-1 MMA) in the beginning of the opening round.
The fighter is a nice addition to UFC to popularize the organization read news >>
The UFC has inked its second fighter from China with the signing of Jumabieke Tuerxun. Tuerxun is an unbeaten bantamweight who went 4-0 in 2012 and is a former Legend Fighting Championship titleholder. read news >>
- 2 years ago
- 170 views
MACAU - Jon Tuck again showed the dangers of hanging all your hopes on a single fighter.
Tiequan Zhang, the UFC's first-ever Chinese fighter, failed in his return to lightweight and suffered a tough-fought loss in his home country at Saturday's UFC on FUEL TV 6 event.
The bout took place at CotaiArena in Venetian Macau Resort Hotel. It aired on FUEL TV following prelims on Facebook.
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