“Having access to Hyperice technology is key to my training and allows me to perform at the highest and most-elite level,” the first and only UFC Champion from China explained. “I am excited to join the global Hyperice roster, working with some of the best organizations and athletes in the world to accelerate my recovery and optimize my performance.”
With her new role as global ambassador for Hyperice, Weili joins not only the Official Recovery Technology Partner of the UFC but also a lineup of elite athletes that includes Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion Amanda Nunes and Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback and Super Bowl Champion Patrick Mahomes.
“Zhang is one of the most exciting world champions in all of professional sports,” said Jim Huether, Hyperice CEO. “We’re proud to have her join team Hyperice as a global ambassador, and will work together to raise the bar for performance and recovery worldwide.”
As the first and only UFC Champion from China, Weili will help drive awareness of the Hyperice brand and its products in her homecountry. Hyperice’s integrated range of recovery technology is already available at the UFC Performance Institute in Shanghai, where the next generation of fighters from China prepare to become the next Zhang Weili.
About Zhang Weili
Zhang Weili was born in Handan, Hebei, China on August 13, 1989. She started her professional career in Kunlun Fight, one of the top kickboxing promotions in the world, where she amassed a 16-1 record and became the Kunlun Fight Female Strawweight Champion.
Zhang made her debut in the UFC in 2018, where she defeated Danielle Taylor at UFC 227 via unanimous decision. Following wins against Jessica Aguilar and Tecia Torres, Zhang successfully challenged for the UFC Strawweight Champion title when she beat Jéssica Andrade. She then defended her title against Joanna Jędrzejczyk at UFC 248.