Li Jingliang faces Elizeu Zaleski at UFC Shenzhen
Chinese welterweight Li Jingliang will face Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos at UFC Fight Night Shenzhen according to reports. The matchup was confirmed by MMA Fighting and is one of four currently on the card.
Jingliang (16-5) has won six out of his last seven UFC fights. This matchup was originally scheduled for UFC Fight Night 141 in Beijing but Zaleski pulled out due to an injury and the Chinese fighter ended up stopping replacement David Zawada.
Zaleski (21-5) has won seven UFC fights in a row. His last defeat was a split decision loss on his promotional debut and the Brazilian is currently at #14 in the official welterweight rankings.
As previously announced Weili Zhang will become the first Chinese fighter to ever challenge for a UFC belt when she faces reigning strawwweight champion Jessica Andrade in Shenzhen on August 31st.
Meanwhile Korean middleweight Jun Yong Park will face Anthony Hernandez and Wu Yanan faces Luana Carolina in a flyweight bout at UFC Fight Night Shenzhen. This will be the promotion’s third event on mainland Chinese after cards in Shanghai and Beijing.