Tie Quan Zhang, Zuffa’s first Chinese-born Fighter, Wins in Quick Fashion

Posted on September 30, 2010


Tiequan Zhang, the first native Chinese fighter to be signed by Zuffa, won his WEC debut earlier tonight at 2:26 of the first round with a guillotine choke. His opponent, Pablo Garza, was a last-minute replacement for Jason Reinhardt and went into the bout with an undefeated 9-0 record.

Certainly this puts many fears to rest and provides needed momentum for the UFC’s foray into China, and with his performance, Zhang has cemented himself as the poster boy for the expansion.

Previously: Tiequan Zhang Could Be First Breakout Chinese Star, But Questions Remain

Posted in: Lightweights, UFC, WEC