UFC 127 Fight Card Primer: Tiequan Zhang vs. Jason Reinhardt

Zhang vs. Reinhardt, photo via Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Featherweights Tiequan Zhang (12-1, 1-1 WEC) and Jason Reinhardt (20-1, 0-1 UFC) meet on the portion of the UFC 127 undercard that will be streamed on the UFC's Facebook page

How do these guys stack up?

Zhang: 32 years old, 5'8"
Reinhardt: 41 years old, 5'6"

What have they done lately?

Zhang: L Daniel Downes (DEC), Pablo Garza (SUB), Daniel Digby (SUB)
Reinhardt: W Cody Larson (SUB), W Marcus Hermann (SUB), L Joe Lauzon (SUB) 

How did these guys get here?

Zhang is the UFC's first Chinese fighter and they are doing their best to get him a winnable fight. He split his pair of WEC fights and makes his Octagon debut tonight.

Reinhardt is somewhat notorious for larding up his record against some of the weakest competition in the Mid-West. He made his UFC debut against Joe Lauzon at lightweight and his undefeated record was swiftly marred. Cut by the UFC, he returned to the regional circuit and picked up a couple of wins before being called back up. 

Why should you care?

Well it'll be free on Facebook for one thing and it should be amusing to see if the UFC has calibrated correctly and found Zhang an opponent he can dominate.  

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