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Chinese MMA fighter Pingyuan Liu to make UFC debut at ‘UFC Fight Night 134’

Fighting out of Zhengzhou, Henan, China, Pingyuan Liu is making his UFC debut on July 22, 2018. The Chinese mixed martial artist will face a Polish opponent at “UFC Fight Night 134,” which will take place at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany.

Liu will battle it out with Damian “Webster” Stasiak, 28, of Lodz, Poland at “UFC Fight Night 134” in the bantamweight division. It will be the first bout of the evening.

Training out of Enbo Gedou in Chengdu, China, Liu is riding a seven-bout winning streak. The last time he lost in the cage was on February 2, 2013 at “Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation 8” where he was submitted via heel hook by his fellow Chinese fighter Meixuan Zhang.

After the loss to Zhang, Liu redeemed himself by knocking out another Chinese contender Lianjie Liu at “Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation 9” on May 18, 2013. After this, the Henan native went on hiatus from until 2015.

On January 13, 2016, Pingyuan returned to the cage at “WLF- E.P.I.C.: Elevation Power in Cage 1” where he knocked out Arslan Kazimagomedov, 20, of Russia. On May 28, 2016, the Chinese contender had a unanimous decision victory at “WLF- E.P.I.C.: Elevation Power in Cage 1” against Andre Paulet of New Zealand.

Pingyuan submitted Beno Adamia of Georgia at “WLF- E.P.I.C.: Elevation Power in Cage 6” on June 23, 2016 and Nikolay Baykin, 24, of Russia at “WLF- W.A.R.S. 12” on March 11, 2017. Umidjon Musayev of Tajikistan and Yuichi Ohashi, 28, of Japan were both knocked out by Pingyuan at “WLF- E.P.I.C.: Elevation Power in Cage 9” on October 24, 2016 and at “WLF- W.A.R.S. 18” on October 28, 2017, respectively.

Currently, Liu holds a professional MMA record of 11 wins and 5 losses. On the other hand, Stasiak has 10 wins and 5 losses.

While “UFC Fight Night 134” marks Liu’s UFC debut, it will Stasiak’s sixth bout in the promotion. The Polish has been fighting professionally since 2011 and Liu will be his first Chinese opponent in the cage.

“UFC Fight Night 134” will be headlined by Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, 36, of Brazil and Anthony “Lionheart” Smith, 29, of the United States.  Meanwhile, watch one of Pingyuan’s previous bouts here:

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