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China vs Brazil: Li Jingliang, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos fight at ‘UFC Fight Night 157’ in Shenzhen, Guangdong

  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • Title: “UFC Fight Night 157” (a.k.a. “UFC on ESPN+ 15″)
  • Venue: Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre Arena, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Date: August 31, 2019

Countries represented

Fighters

Brazil
  1. Karolline Rosa Cavedo
  2. Lara Fritzen Procopio
  3. Thiago Moises
  4. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
  5. Jessica Andrade
China
  1. Heili Alateng
  2. Su Mudaerji
  3. Kenan Song
  4. Wu Yanan
  5. Li Jingliang
  6. Zhang Weili
Japan 1. Mizuki Inoue
Mongolia 1. Batgerel Danaa
New Zealand 1. Kai Kara-France
Russia
  1. Damir Ismagulov
  2. Khadis Ibragimov
South Korea
  1. Da Un Jung
  2. Jun Yong Park
United States
  1. Andre Soukhamthath
  2. Anthony Hernandez
  3. Derrick Krantz
  4. Mark de la Rosa

Bout #: 10 of 11 (Co-Main Event)

Blue Corner

  • Name: Elizeu “Capoiera” Zaleski dos Santos 
  • Age: 32
  • Hometown: Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
  • Gym: CM System, Curitiba
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 21 wins, 5 losses
  • UFC record before fight night: 7 wins, 1 loss
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Omari Akhmedov, Keita Nakamura, Lyman Good, Max Griffin, Sean Strickland, Luigi Vendramini, Curtis Millender

Red Corner

  • Name: “The Leech” Li Jingliang
  • Age: 31
  • Hometown: Xinjiang, China
  • Gym: China Top Team, Beijing, China
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 16 wins, 5 losses
  • UFC record before fight night: 7 wins, 3 losses
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: David Michaud, Dhiego Lima, Anton Zafir, Bobby Nash, Frank Camacho, Zak Ottow, Daichi Abe, David Zawada

Result

  • Division: Welterweight
  • Referee: John Sharp
  • Winner: LI JINGLIANG
  • Method: Technical Knockout via Punches
  • Time and Round: 4:50 of Round 3

In the main event of “UFC Fight Night 157,” “Magnum” Zhang Weili, 30, became the new UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion, making her the first ever UFC champion of Chinese descent. She dethroned defending champion Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade, 27, of Parana, Brazil via a first-round knockout.

“UFC Fight Night 157” is the third UFC event to take place in Shenzhen. Watch the full post-fight press conference here:

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