It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that MMA is blowing up in Asia. Even at its infancy stage, the Asian MMA scene is red hot especially with the rise of ONE Fighting Championship. More new fans are being won over every day and more fans are looking to actually train and learn combat sports.
Danny Downes and Tie Quan Zhang will both make their second World Extreme Cagefighting appearance when they face each other in a lightweight showdown at WEC 53.
On the heels of the UFC’s recent announcement they were establishing operations in China, their sister organization, WEC has signed the promotion’s first fighter from mainland China.
WEC announced today the signing of undefeated lightweight Tiequan “The Mongolian Wolf” Zhang of Beijing, China. Zhang will debut on Sept. 30 against Alex Karalexis.