Zhang Weili is one of the best female UFC and MMA fighters in the world at the moment and here is her net worth, payouts, and a lot more
|Net Worth (2021)||$2million|
|Last fight earnings||$290,000|
|Date of Birth||August 13, 1989|
Zhang Weili was born in Hebei, China and later moved to Beijing. She started training for MMA as early as a 12-year-old when she undertook training for Shaolin Kung-Fu. She cites Kung-Fu movies as an inspiration for her getting into the sport of MMA as a kid.
She worked various jobs, like a cashier, a teacher, and a hotel desk clerk. But throughout this, Weili trained for MMA and she chose the sport as her primary career path in 2007. Zhang made her MMA debut as far back as November 2013.
She later went to Kunlun Fight, where she put her name on the map and became the women’s strawweight champion. The Chinese sensation is a force to reckon with in the promotion and is already the #3 pound-for-pound ranked women in UFC.
Net Worth and Payouts
Zhang Weili has a net worth of approximately $2million, which is pretty high considering she only joined UFC in mid-2018. She was at Kunlun Fight for many years but the pay there is, of course, nowhere near as high as that in the UFC.
Her biggest payout from a single fight came in her last bout, where she beat Polish fighter Joanna Jedrzejczyk to defend her title and take home a cool $290,000. The first time she earned 6 figures in just one fight was her title bout against Jessica Andrade.
The title fight at UFC Fight Night 157 saw her earn the belt from the Brazilian, as well as $180,000. She has a total career earning of approximately $575,000 in the UFC, which is going to increase in the future considering she has only fought just 6 times in the promotion so far.
MMA and UFC Record
Zhang Weili boasts quite arguably one of the best professional records in women’s MMA. Her professional MMA record of 20-2-0, however, majorly built up outside the UFC. But that doesn’t mean she’s overhyped.
Weili has a UFC record of 5-1-0, and her first loss in the UFC came at UFC 261. This includes wins against Jedrzejczyk and the hard-hitting Andrade, with both of them being fights for the UFC women’s strawweight titles.
She was also unbeaten during her time at Kunlun Fighting, with her only loss coming in her professional MMA debut in November 2013, when she lost to Meng Bo in the Chinese MMA League.
Boyfriend, Family, and Endorsements
The Chinese MMA fighter is reportedly not dating anyone and does not have a boyfriend. And it goes without saying then that she is also not married yet. As for her family, very little is known.
Weili keeps her personal life private and doesn’t post a lot about her family on her social media accounts. ESPN, however, revealed that her father is a retired mine digger while her mother is a housewife.
Weili has had a plethora of endorsements since her title win against Andrade at UFC Fight Night 157. This includes an ad campaign with Audi and Wusu Beer. She is currently endorsed by Perfect Sports.
Weili’s next fight was a blockbuster one. She took on former strawweight champion, Rose Namajunas, as the Chinese champion looked to defend her belt for the second time running.
After fighting Namajunas, she can say that she has fought every top star in the strawweight division. The trailblazer Weili is the first Chinese as well as East Asian champion in UFC history.
However, things didn’t go as planned for Weili. She was defeated by Rose thanks to an incredible head kick and got her first loss in the UFC.
She also lost the belt to Rose, who reclaimed her title.
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