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Ronda Rousey Praises Weili Zhang After Title Win

September 1, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Ronda Rousey

It looks like new UFC women’s strawweight champion Weili Zhang has found herself a fan in former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Rousey posted the following message on Instagram after Zhang’s title win.

Ronda Rousey initially wrote in her first message, “The future is bright – amazing performance. Congrats champ!” She later wrote a longer message about women’s MMA and how Zhang is a “prime example of overcoming adversity.” You can read that message below.

I feel like a proud mama watching how women’s mma has grown. Women from all walks of life, from all over the world are rising to the challenge and showing the world what it means to fight like a girl. Weili Zhang @zhangweilimma is a prime example of overcoming adversity – fighting not just through the ranks, but to also get noticed and stand out. I’ve definitely taken notice, and so should you. Best of luck to the ladies fighting August 31 on #UFCfightnight157

Zhang knocked out former champion Jessica Andrade in the main event at yesterday’s UFC on ESPN+ 15 card. Zhang finished Andrade just 42 seconds into the first round.

UFC on ESPN+ 15 was heled earlier today at the Shenzhen Universade Sports Centre Arena in Shenzhen, China. The main card was streamed live on ESPN+. You can check out 411’s results and full coverage for the event RIGHT HERE.