Extremely hard work awaits Chinese welterweight Li Jingliang at the UFC 267 event to be held on October 30th. The 33-year-old "Leech" is a ticket to Khamzat Chimaev for the Top 15 of the UFC welterweight category.
The great Chechen will have the toughest exam so far when he faces an 11-ranked welterweight challenger. Khamzat Chimaev delighted MMA fans over the summer of last year when he recorded three convincing victories in the space of two months.
. In those matches, he showed how much capacity he has and how hard it is to fight a fighter like him. He must have instilled fear in many with his fights However, the 27-year-old had major problems with the coronavirus and has been out of the cage for more than a year.
Now he is ready to return and the biggest match of his career so far. Li Jingliang enters the match against Chimaev as a big outsider and the odds on his victory range from 4.10 to 4.50. However, the dangerous Chinese fighter does not see a problem in the role of an outsider.
On the contrary, he enjoys such a status. '' I'm used to this, being an outsider. Believe in your team, family, your friends, and believe in yourself. At the end of the day, the hands will only speak. Other people's opinions are not important, '' Li said in an interview with MMA Junkie.
Many saw this match as a clash of styles. Khamzat Chimaev is a great wrestler and grappler while Li Jingliang prefers standing fight. Still, the fighter from China believes he can match his grappling as well. '' This is MMA.
It is not about one thing against another. People who only saw my stand didn’t have a chance to see my grappling. I can't wait to show you my grappling, '' the Chinese explained. Li Jingliang knocked out Santiago Ponzinibbi at the end of the first round in his last performance.
They finished the fight in January this year, and "Leech" wants to enter a series of victories with a stoppage and believes that his match against Chimaev will not go to the referee's decision. '' I don't believe the fight will go to a decision.
I believe we are leaving with a victory. I have everything (I am versatile). '', Concluded the dangerous Jingliang. It is obvious that the Chinese is motivated and ready like never before, but his self-confidence is at the highest level.
Still, Chimaev is also a great fighter and we will definitely be watching a great match of two different styles and two super strong opponents