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Darren Elkins vs Tiequan Zhang, Set for UFC 136 in Houston

Written on August 20, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Chinese fighter, Tiequan Zhang, will be making his return to the Octagon against featherweight, Darren Elkins, at October's UFC 136.

A 12th bout has just been added to October’s “UFC 136: Edgar vs Maynard III” card. UFC officials recently announced that featherweights – Darren Elkins and Tiequan Zhang – are set to meet on the upcoming event, which is expected to take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on October 8.

The night’s main card, headlining the lightweight championship match-up between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard and featherweights Jose Aldo vs. Kenny Florian, will be aired on pay-per-view; while Elkins vs Zhang will be featured on the evening’s un-televised preliminary card. The event is also reported to go along with a 2-day UFC Fan Expo, which will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

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Tiequan Zhang Rings In as the First Chinese UFC Fighter

Written on January 05, 2011 by Zac Efren

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“It was a loss and I will be back stronger.”---Tiequan Zhang

Does the name Tiequan Zhang ring a bell? He’s none other than the first Chinese fighter to step foot in WEC. To add more hype to his flourishing fighting career, rumors are saying he is also likely to be the first Chinese fighter to make it into UFC.

Tiequan made his grand entrance at WEC 51 by defeating Pablo Garza via submission. Known with the moniker “Mongolian Wolf,” he returned at WEC 53 but gained a unanimous decision to Danny Downes.

This defeat motivated Tiequan to go back to the gym and train even more. “There’s no excuse for my loss,” said Tiequan. “It was a loss and I will be back stronger.”

The transition of the “Mongolian Wolf” from one promotion to another is part of the merge between WEC and UFC.

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