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UFC Shenzhen bonuses: Weili Zhang, Li Jingliang shine in headlining bouts

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It was a banner night for Asian fighters in the UFC.

Making the most of their headlining opportunities, Weili Zhang and Li Jingliang both picked up $50,000 Performance of the Night bonuses for their huge wins Saturday at UFC Shenzhen.

Zhang was a lock for a bonus after becoming the new UFC strawweight champion with a 42-second TKO win over Jessica Andrade in the evening’s main event.

In the co-main event, Jingliang snapped the seven-fight win streak of Elizeu Zaleski, getting the better of the Brazilian for three rounds before finishing with strikes in the closing seconds.

Also each receiving a $50,000 for putting on the Fight of the Night were UFC newcomers Heili Alateng (China) and Danaa Batgerel (Mongolia). After three hard-fought rounds on the preliminary portion of the card, Alateng earned a unanimous decision win to improve to 13-7 as a pro.