Aoriqileng will be back in action at UFC 289. The Chinese bantamweight has been matched with Aiemann Zahabi in Vancouver on June 10th.
Aoroqileng (24-9) is coming off back to back wins. The Chinese fighter’s career is back on track after two losses in his first two UFC fights.
At UFC 278 he earned a hard fought decision win over Jay Perrin. It wasn’t enough to earn him a spot in the top 15 but it means Aoriqileng’s spot on the roster is safe, at least for the time being.
Zahabi (9-2) finds himself in a very similar situation. He is the brother of Tristar Gym head trainer Firas Zahabi and has also won his last two fights.
— UFC (@ufc) April 23, 2022
Best of the rest
This will be the first time a UFC card has taken place on Canadian soil since 2019. Zahabi is part of a new generation of mixed martial artists from the country looking to replicate the success of the legendary Georges St-Pierre.
He fights out of the same gym as St-Pierre did. The former UFC welterweight champion represented Tristar throughout his career and was trained by Firas Zahabi.
The card is headlined by a bantamweight title fight. Amanda Nunes (22-5) is defending her belt against fellow Brazilian Julianna Peña (11-5) in a trilogy fight.