Zhang Mingyang Looking For Matchup With Tyson Pedro

Anaheim, CA – Fresh off his promotional debut UFC light heavyweight Zhang Mingyang is looking for a matchup with another hard-hitting 205er.

“I just finished my work for this fight. For next time I’m going to take a little break to spend some time with my family. Then discuss with my team to see what is next for me,” Zhang told reporters including Cageside Press through a translator on Saturday.

“There is a name in my mind who I want to fight. Tyson Pedro because UFC scheduled me to fight him last year, but I withdraw from that fight due to injury.”

Zhang (17-6) has actually had two debut fights drop out one against Pedro, and another against the man he defeated at UFC 298 Brendson Ribeiro. Zhang is looking to get the Pedro fight back as well.

“Some fans criticized me why I withdraw from this fight. He is the guy I want to fight to show I never pick and choose opponents. I can fight anybody in this division,” said Zhang.

The timeline for that fight is up in the air as Zhang sat in the media room with his right hand in a brace of sorts.

“I don’t know what exactly happened. I just feel some pain after the fight. Doctor just gave me this,” he said.

“Probably I need to take x-ray next week to know what exactly happened.”

Watch the entire post-fight scrum with Zhang Mingyang above.