Report: Welterweight Clash Between Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Li Jingliang added to UFC Beijing

By: Jay Pettry
Oct 18, 2018


A welterweight showdown between Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Jingliang Li is in the works for UFC Fight Night 141. The news first broke on Thursday from Marcelo Barone and Raphael Marinho of Combate.

Zaleski dos Santos (20-5) is riding a six-fight win streak including back-to-back knockouts of Sean Strickland and Luigi Vendramini, and is unbeaten inside the Octagon dating back to 2016. Those last two victories made Zaleski dos Santos the only fighter in UFC history to ever earn a knockout with a flying strike as well as a knockout with a spinning strike.

On the other side, Li (15-5) bounced back from a “Fight of the Night” decision loss to Jake Matthews earlier this year by beating Daichi Abe on the scorecards in Singapore this June. Jingliang celebrates three post-fight bonuses in his last four fights.

Taking place at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China on Nov. 24, UFC Fight Night 141 is headlined by a rematch between top-10 heavyweights Francis Ngannou and Curtis Blaydes, only on UFC Fight Pass.

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