MMA

China Top Team’s Li Jingliang earns 8th UFC win, beats David Zawada in Beijing

Representing China Top Team, “The Leech” Li Jingliang, 30, of Xinjiang, China has earned his eighth win in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 141,” which marked the first event of the American mixed martial arts promotion in Beijing, China.

At “UFC Fight Night 141,” Li faced David “Sagat” Zawada, 28, of Dusseldorf, Germany. They competed in the welterweight division.

Referee Peter Hickmott put a stop to the welterweight bout between Li and Zawada after 4 minutes and 7 seconds in the third round. The China Top Team athlete knocked out his German opponent via kick to the body.

Winning at “UFC Fight Night 141” improved Li’s professional MMA record to 16 wins and 5 losses. The first seven opponents he defeated in the UFC were David “Bulldawg” Michaud, 30, of Brookings, South Dakota, United States, Dhiego Lima, 29, of Goiana, Goias, Brazil, Anton Zafir, Bobby “Nashty” Nash, 28, of East Lansing, Michigan, United States, Frank “The Crank” Camacho, 29, of Saipan, Northern Marian Islands, Zak ‘The Barbarian” Ottow, 31, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States and Daichi Abe, 26, of Niigata, Japan.

Losing to Li downgraded Zawada’s professional MMA record to 16 wins and 5 losses. It was the second loss of the German fighter in the UFC.

The UFC held “UFC Fight Night 141” at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing on November 24, 2018. In the co-main event of the evening, Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem, 38, of Amsterdam, Netherlands knocked out Sergey Pavlovich, 20, of Rostov-on-don, Rostov, Russia via punches after 4 minutes and 21 seconds in the first round.

The main event featured the rematch between Francis “The Predator” Ngannou, 32, of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States and Curtis “Razor” Blaydes, 27, of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Their first encounter on April 10, 2016 at “UFC Fight Night 86” in Zagreb, Croatia ended in a second-round technical knockout victory of the former, who is of Cameroonian and French descent.

At “UFC Fight Night 141,” Ngannou defeated Blaydes for the second time. The Cameroonian-French fighter knocked out his American opponent via punches after 45 seconds in the first round.

Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Li’s victory over Ottow:

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