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Weili Zhang took just 52 seconds to stop Jessica Andrade and become the first ever Chinese UFC champion, winning in China.
The strawweight exploded into the fight and landed a comba of elbows and knees to Andrade's head before dropping the champion with a right hand and continuing to land shots on the floor before the referee waved it off.
IT IS ALL OVER!! :scream:
Weili Zhang is the real deal!
She stops Jessica Andrade in 52 seconds and China has a UFC champion!#AndNew #UFCShenzhen pic.twitter.com/whRkV0OKqY
- UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) August 31, 2019
Zhang Weili wins in 52 seconds!
She is the new UFC strawweight champion and the first-ever Chinese-born champion in UFC history. Massive.
- Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 31, 2019
You had to know Zhang was a live dog, but she just SMOKED Andrade in what, a minute? Amazing!
- Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) August 31, 2019
Incredible result in China. On the Andrade side, a lot of people felt she could pay the ultimate price if she engaged Zhang Weili in a reckless manner. And three short months after she slammed Rose Namajunas to win the strawweight title, Andrade is no longer the champion. Wow.
- Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) August 31, 2019
The 30-year-old lost her first MMA fight in 2013 but has since been on absolute tear and the win over Andrade was her 20th in-a-row.
Zhang made her debut in the UFC in August last year and won her first three fights, including the most recent against Tecia Torres at UFC 235, to earn her shot against Andrade.
'Magnum' and Andrade headlined the card in Shenzhen, which saw several other Chinese fighters star, and the former KLF Strawweight became UFC's first ever Chinese champion.
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