Li Jingliang
The Leech


Injury Neck
Est. Return 8/3/2019
Withdraws from upcoming fight
March 24, 2019
Jingliang pulled out of his upcoming fight against Alex Oliveira at UFC Fort Lauderdale on April 27 due to neck and back injuries, reports.
The exact nature of Jingliang's injuries are unclear, but they are evidently serious enough for him to withdraw over a month in advance. Oliveira will need to find a new opponent if he's to remain on the card.
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Pinned against Alex Oliveira
March 14, 2019
Jingliang is booked to fight Alex Oliveira in a welterweight bout at UFC on ESPN 3 on April 27, MMA Junkie reports.
Jingliang is coming off a win over David Zawada via TKO (kick) at UFC Fight Night 141 in Beijing back in November. He's now won two straight fights and has emerged victorious in six of his last seven overall. His opponent, Oliveira, had also won six of his last seven before falling to Gunnar Nelson via submission back in December.
Gets off the canvas for comeback win
November 24, 2018
Jingliang defeated David Zawada via TKO (kick) at 4:07 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night 141 on Saturday in Beijing, China.
In the first round, Zawada planted Jingliang with a punch. He got off the canvass and came all the way back to win. He does not have the most technical striking game, but he continues to come forward, and he throws in combination. He missed a lot of his attempts, but he almost always finished his combinations with leg kicks. The kicks added up, and in the third round, Zawada was struggling to move. Jingliang pressed his slowed opponent. In the final minute of the fight, he landed a side kick to the body that finished the fight. Jingliang may never be a clean striker, but his persistence pays off for him.
Loses opponent for Beijing
October 27, 2018
Jingliang will need a new opponent for UFC Beijing on Nov. 24 after Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos was forced to withdraw due to a knee injury, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
Jingliang's fight against Zaleski dos Santos was booked just a week ago, but it will wind up falling by the wayside after the latter suffered a partially torn ligament in his right knee. The promotion will immediately begin looking for a worthy competitor to step in and take on Jingliang, who is coming off a victory over Daichi Abe via unanimous decision in June.
Will fight at UFC Beijing
October 19, 2018
Jingliang will face Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos at UFC Beijing on Nov. 24, reports.
Jingliang has won five of his last six fights and most recently won in unanimous decision over Daichi Abe at UFC Fight Night 132. The winner of the Nov. 24 fight could be in line for a more high profile bout since both fighters have largely been dominating their middling competition over the past couple of years.
Passes another test in the welterweight division
June 23, 2018
Jingliang defeated Daichi Abe via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night in Singapore.
Jingliang did a great job in this fight of using his reach and length. He fought like the taller fighter throughout the contest and landed the better strikes. His best combination consisted of a lead leg kick followed by a lead hook. This series of strikes landed over and over in the fight. He is clearly improving as a fighter and seems prepared for a higher level of opponent at welterweight.