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"The Leech"

Li Jingliang

Welterweight Division

19-8-0 (W-L-D)

10

Wins by Knockout

4

Wins by Submission

7

First Round Finishes

Li Jingliang

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Li Jingliang's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Xinjiang, China
Trains at
China Top Team Beijing
Fighting style
Boxing
Age
34
Height
72.00
Weight
183.00
Octagon Debut
May. 24, 2014
Reach
71.50
Leg reach
40.50
  • Pro since 2007
     
  • Four wins by submission (4 guillotine), 10 by KO
     
  • Seven first round finishes
     
  • Has won nine of his last 13

UFC 279 (9/10/22) Li lost a three round split decision to Daniel Rodriguez 

UFC on ABC (7/16/22) Li stopped Muslim Salikhov via strikes at 4:38 of the second round

UFC 267 (10/30/21) Li was submitted by Khamzat Chimaev via rear naked choke at 3:16 of the first round

UFC on ABC (1/16/21) Li knocked out Santiago Ponzinibbio at 4:25 of the first round

UFC 248 (3/7/20) Li lost a three round unanimous decision to Neil Magny

UFC Fight Night (8/31/19) Li stopped Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos via strikes at 4:51 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (11/24/18) Li knocked out David Zawada at 4:07 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (6/23/18) Li won a three round unanimous decision over Daichi Abe

UFC 221 (2/11/18) Li lost a three round unanimous decision to Jake Matthews

UFC Fight Night (11/25/17) Li stopped Zak Ottow via strikes at 2:57 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (6/17/17) Li won a three round unanimous decision over Frank Camacho

UFC on FOX (1/28/17) Li knocked out Bobby Nash at 4:45 of the second round

TUF 23 Finale (7/8/16) Li knocked out Anton Zafir at 2:46 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (9/27/15) Li was submitted by Keita Nakamura via rear naked choke at 2:17 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (5/16/15) Li knocked out Dhiego Lima at 1:25 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (10/4/14) Li lost a three round split decision to Nordine Taleb

UFC 173 (5/24/14) Li won a three round split decision over David Michaud

TRAINING: We train hard every day, from the morning until night.  I am fully focused on training with my coaches and my team.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I like combat sports, and after practicing Sanda and wrestling, I began training in professional MMA.

What ranks and titles have you held?  LFC (Legend Fighting Championship) Welterweight Champion

Do you have any heroes? My Sanda coach Bao Li Gao and Zhang Tiequan, the first Chinese person to fight in the UFC.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means that the CHINA TOP TEAM already has two people standing in the UFC Octagon, which brings great pride to our club. But also, I will now have the opportunity to compete against the best at the sport's highest level, let more people know who I am, and let them know about China through MMA. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Kinematics College

What was your job before you started fighting? Wrestling and Sanda athlete

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt

Favorite grappling technique: Wrestling

Favorite Striking technique: Boxing