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Zhang Tipped To Become A Bigger UFC Star Than Conor McGregor And Khabib Nurmagomedov Combined

Zhang Tipped To Become A Bigger UFC Star Than Conor McGregor And Khabib Nurmagomedov Combined

Weili Zhang has been backed to be a bigger star in the UFC than Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov combined following her spectacular title win.

Zhang stunned UFC women's strawweight champion Jessica Andrade in the very first round of their main event bout in Shenzhen to become UFC's first-ever Chinese champion.

It took the Chinese fighter just 42-seconds to beat Andrade and following her victory on home soil, MMA super-agent Malki Kawa has tipped her to become a bigger UFC star than McGregor and Nurmagomedov.

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"Zhang will be biggest star in ufc. Bigger than Connor and khabib combined. Watch what I tell you. Congrats zhang!!!!"

Huge call from Kawa who looks after the likes of Jon Jones and Tyron Woodley, among others.

Zhang's on a 20-fight win streak after suffering a defeat on her professional debut. She's 4-0 inside the famed Octagon with victories over Danielle Taylor, Jessica Aguilar, Tecia Torres and, of course, Andrade.

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The 30-year-old now stands on the cusp of super stardom in the UFC world.

Speaking after her UFC triumph, Zhang said: "Last time when I was in Beijing, I made a commitment: I'm going to be the first-ever champion of the Chinese fighters.

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"Now today I made it. Thank you, everyone. My name is Zhang Weili, I'm from China! Remember me!"

Will she become a bigger star than McGregor and Nurmagomedov? Let us know what you think.

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, UFC News, MMA News, Fight News, UFC, MMA

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.