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Weili Zhang Becomes China's First UFC Champion Beating Jessica Andrade In 52 Seconds

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Weili Zhang Becomes China's First UFC Champion Beating Jessica Andrade In 52 Seconds

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.

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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.

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'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.

How long will Zhang keep hold of her title?

Ryan Sidle
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