Li Jingliang and Michael Chiesa will face off at UFC 287 on April 8
Michael Chiesa will be looking to bounce back from his two-round miss when he collides with dangerous Li Jingliang during a welterweight brawl at UFC 287 in Brooklyn, New York, on April 8.
‘The Leech’ has had some mixed results inside the octagon lately, but it would have been hugely disappointing last time he didn’t raise his hand in the close-up against Daniel Rodriguez. Having to switch opponents in a short time, the Chinese player felt he had done enough but was not nodded by the judges.
As announced earlier today, Li Jingliang will test his destructive knockdown powers against Michael Chiesa’s grappling magic when the two meet in the middle of the cage in two months’ time.
Currently ranked 15th in the standings, Jingliang hopes to go further in his pursuit of a gold medal and will have a huge chance of jumping out of the top 10 when he takes on Chiesa on April 8.
Despite his recent underwhelming performance, ‘Maverick’ has shown he is capable of taking on some of the best tennis players in the world and has big wins on his record. Decisive wins over former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos and a stripped-down takedown against Beneil Dariush were just a few of his stunning performances.
With 25% of his failure due to submission, Li Jingliang would have a hard time navigating the match on the ground if the 170 lb athlete traded in for a grappling, as we’ve seen many times throughout his career.
Michael Chiesa vs. Li Jingliang and other big fights at UFC 287
In addition to the famous welterweight bout between lovable athletes Michael Chiesa and Li Jingliang, UFC 287 will feature some great fights and will kick off with a much-awaited title fight.
On April 8, the new middleweight king Alex Pereira will dedicate Israel Adesanya Another chance to beat him when the pair meet in the fourth fight in the sport, which promises to be another fireworks spectacle.
Jorge Masvidal will make his first octagonal appearance since becoming embroiled in controversial events outside the cage as he locks horns with hungry Gilbert Burns, who is desperately trying to win the title.
Besides the great fights, Kevin Holland faces Santiago Ponzinibbio, Raul Rosas Jr. Exciting prospects will join the action, and a heavy collision that could steal the show begins when Kelvin Gastelum goes head-to-head with Chris Curtis.