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BodogFight Featured Fighter: Tie Quan Zhang

March 20, 2012

BodogFight Featured Fighter: Tie Quan Zhang


China Top Team
Featherweight

Wins: 15
3 KO/TKO
12 Submissions

Losses: 3
1 KO/TKO
2 Decisions

 

 

Tie Quan Zhang is already a legend in his home country. As the first-ever Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt from China, Zhang’s MMA success bodes well for the sport in the Middle Kingdom.

Before his recent two-fight losing streak, Zhang started out undefeated and reeled off fourteen straight wins. Eleven of his first fourteen wins came by way of submission, proving his mettle as a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner.

Zhang has been training in the United States to gain more experience and learn different techniques to add to his solid MMA background. Only two years ago the UFC established an office in the capital of China, Beijing. Coincidently World Extreme Cagefighting, where Zhang then fought, merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship the same year. WEC fighters were taken in by the UFC and Zhang was one of them.

Zhang won in his UFC debut, but lost his next two bouts.

Zhang is just the first of many Asian fighters to come. His foray into the UFC will open a lot of opportunities for his fellow Chinese fighters. His successful MMA career is a blueprint for aspiring young fighters from the East who want to make their mark in the fast growing sport of MMA.

MMA record

Record Result Opponent Method
15–3 Loss Issei Tamura KO (punch)
15–2 Loss Darren Elkins Decision (unanimous)
15–1 Win Jason Reinhardt Submission (guillotine choke)
14–1 Loss Danny Downes Decision (unanimous)
14–0 Win Pablo Garza Submission (guillotine choke)
13–0 Win Daniel Digby Submission (neck crank)
12–0 Win Caloy Baduria Submission (armbar)
11–0 Win Yonglong Zhu Submission (kimura)
10–0 Win Arthit Hanchana Submission (triangle choke)
9–0 Win Caloy Baduria Submission (guillotine choke)
8–0 Win Malik Arash Mawlayi Submission (punches)
7–0 Win Erik Kalseth Submission (ankle lock)
6–0 Win Seong Hee Kim Submission (triangle choke)
5–0 Win Shashi Sathe TKO (punches)
4–0 Win De Gi Ji Ri Hu KO (punch)
3–0 Win Yun Tao Gong Submission (rear-naked choke)
2–0 Win Salvador Domasian TKO (punches)
1–0 Win Zhao Yun Fei Submission (choke)