Weili Zhang (20-1) is the new UFC strawweight women’s champion.
The Chinese have just defeated Jessica Andrade (20-7) in UFC Fight Night 157 main event. The 30-year-old Zhang TKO’d the 27-year-old Brazilian in the very first round, as referee Leon Roberts stopped the fight after 42 seconds of action.
Andrade came out strong throwing haymakers, while the home crowd here was focused on the leg kicks. Then all of a sudden, Zhang landed a big right hand and followed with an eruption of elbows and knees. Andrade tried to retreat, but the marching new champion clipped her with another massive right hand and that was all she wrote.
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That was Andrade’s first title defense since she claimed the belt earlier this year. Meanwhile, Zhang made history by becoming the first-ever Chinese athlete to capture a UFC championship.