Jingliang Li will probably be going through one other huge title at UFC 279. The Chinese language fighter will probably be taking up former interim light-weight champion and promotional veteran Tony Ferguson in Las Vegas on September tenth.
Dana White confirmed the battle had been booked to media at UFC 278 at this time:
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) August 21, 2022
Jingliang (19-7) is coming off a second spherical stoppage win over Muslim Salikhov at UFC on ABC 3. He has been on the roster since 2014 and is presently ranked #14 at welterweight.
He has received 5 out of his final seven fights. Chimaev’s most up-to-date loss got here by the hands of Khamzat Chimaev who submitted him within the opening spherical at UFC 267.
Ferguson received The Final Fighter 13 in 2011 competing as a welterweight. Since signing for the UFC he has all the time fought at 155lbs and been in with a number of the finest fighters within the division.
However he’s on the worst run of his total profession. Ferguson is coming off 4 straight losses and will probably be preventing at 170lbs for the primary time since 2011.
— UFC (@ufc) January 28, 2017
As beforehand introduced Khamzat Chimaev will probably be going through Nate Diaz in the principle occasion of UFC 279 which is ready for the T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas. It is going to be the primary time that the undefeated Swedish Star has headlined a UFC card.
Chimaev has barely been on the roster for 2 years but already has 5 UFC wins to his title. Against this Diaz hasn’t managed to battle greater than two occasions in a calendar 12 months since 2011.
However Diaz has been on the roster since successful TUF 5 in 2007. He’s maybe finest recognized for submitting Conor McGregor within the second spherical at UFC 196 in 2016.
Chimaev is coming off the largest win of his profession. He beat Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 however the Brazilian prompted him fairly a number of issues in a bout that noticed each males stroll away with $50,000 USD efficiency bonuses.
These two simply left it ALL within the Octagon. What. A. Struggle 🔥
— UFC (@ufc) April 10, 2022
As beforehand introduced Heili Alateng will probably be making his pay per view debut on this card. The Chinese language bantamweight has been booked to face Chad Anheliger at UFC 279.
Alateng is coming off probably the most spectacular win of his profession. At UFC Vegas 51 he stopped Kevin Croom in simply 47 seconds, the primary time he had completed a battle inside the space since his Highway FC days.
Anheliger cored a cut up resolution win over ONE Championship veteran Muin Gafurov on Dana White’s Contender Sequence to earn a spot on the roster. The Canadian stopped Jesse Strader on his UFC debut to take his successful streak to 10.