UFC 273 is this weekend and Jingliang Li is in town to see the fights. The China Top Team representative recently relocated to the US and had made it clear exactly who he will be cheering for in the main event.
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If you were wondering why Jingliang was cheering for The Korean Zombie his caption explains it very clearly with the Chinese welterweight writing,
“Asia Power! Let’s go!”
Asians are definitely in a minority on the UFC roster so it is good to see two of them sticking together. Jingliang will also be keeping a close eye on the welterweight bout between Kamzat Chimaev and Gilbert Burns, he is coming off a loss to the Russian at UFC 267.
The Korean Zombie has been on the UFC roster for longer than any other Asian fighter. He made his promotional debut in 2011 and has gained a reputation for being one of the most consistently entertaining fighters.
Jingliang signed with the UFC in 2014 and has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the welterweight division without ever getting close to title contention. Both men are training in the US these days, the Chinese fighter recently announced he was going to spend a year there.
The Korean Zombie prepares for his fights at Fight Ready at Arizona. It is not clear which camp Jingliang will be affiliated with and it will be interesting to see whether the two men ever end up training together.
Jingliang doesn’t currently have a bout booked while The Korean Zombie has the biggest fight of his life coming up this weekend. The crowd in Jacksonville might not be cheering for him but he will have at least one Chinese fan in the crowd at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena!