GRACIEMAG.com previously warned about Tie Quan Zhang (here), a Ruy Menezes black belt with slick ground skills on China Top Team. Unbeaten in seventeen fights, the Chinese fighter most often relies on his submission savvy to end his bouts. That’s how it went at WEC 51 on September 30, when he quickly put away Pablo Garza on his promotional debut.
“He won by guillotine at 2:26 min. Now he’ll be back in the WE on December 16 in Phoenix against Daniel “Danny Boy” Downes. Tie Quan has seventeen fights on his record and is undefeated,” comments trainer Ruy Menezes.
“He’s the first fighter from China to sign a WEC contract and we’ll probably put an athlete into the UFC in the first half of 2011,” adds the coach.
With MMA going mainstream round the world, new beasts are popping up from all across the planet. Keep your eye on Tie Quan.