Two New Matchups Confirmed for UFC 221 in Australia

By: Tristen Critchfield
Jan 2, 2018

The UFC 221 lineup continues to grow with a pair of new welterweight scraps, as Jake Matthews will face Jingliang Li, and Luke Jumeau will lock horns with Daichi Abe.

The Las Vegas-based promotion confirmed the pairings on Tuesday. UFC 221 takes place at Perth Arena in Perth, Australia on Feb. 10 and is headlined by a middleweight championship tilt between Robert Whittaker and Luke Rockhold.

The 23-year-old Matthews competed once in 2017, earning a split verdict over Bojan Velickovic at UFC Fight Night 121 on Nov. 18. Li, meanwhile, enters the matchup on a four-bout winning streak, including a first-round stoppage of Zak Ottow at UFC Fight Night 122.

Jumeau went 1-1 in the Octagon last year, winning a decision over Dominique Steele at UFC Fight Night 110 before being outpointed by Shinsho Anzai at UFC Fight Night 117. Abe improved to 6-0 in his career following a unanimous decision win over Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC Fight Night 117.

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