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"Mountain Tiger"

Zhang Mingyang

Light Heavyweight Division

17-6-0 (W-L-D)

11

Wins by Knockout

6

Wins by Submission

17

First Round Finishes

Zhang Mingyang

athlete record

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Learn more about Zhang Mingyang's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Fuyang, China
Fighting style
MMA
Age
25
Height
74.00
Weight
204.50
Octagon Debut
Jun. 9, 2022
  • Pro since 2014

     
  • 11 wins by KO, six by submission (5 RNC, armbar)

     
  • 17 first-round finishes

     
  • On 10-fight winning streak

UFC 298 (2/17/24) Zhang knocked out Brendson Ribeiro at 1:41 of the first round 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started traditional Chinese martial arts training when I was 12. After two years I started to train Sanda and joined the Shanxi province Sanda team.  When I was 16, I had my first pro MMA fight, but I wasn’t good at grappling at that time. Then I started my official MMA training at 17 years old.

What ranks and titles have you held? 2018 MMA World Cup Junior Champion, Shan Xi province Sanda Champion

Do you have any heroes? Roy Jones Jr, Badr Hari, Anderson Silva

What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? If I am a teenager, I would say my dream becomes true. But now, I would like to say this is my first step; if I fight in UFC this will be the new start of my life and my career.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Shandong Sport University - English major



Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ blue belt



Favorite grappling technique: RNC



Favorite Striking technique: Side kick