Li Jingliang | Esther Lin, MMA Stopping
“The Leech” meets “The Physique Snatcher” this December.
MMA Stopping confirmed with folks with records of the matchup that a welterweight bout between Li Jingliang (17-6) and Dwight Grant (10-3) is being negotiated for UFC 256 on Dec. 12 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
It must be Li’s first battle since March, when he lost a unanimous resolution to Neil Magny at UFC 248. The loss snapped a 3-battle winning bound for the 32-year-used fighter, who scored third-round knockouts of Elizeu Zaleski and David Zawada at some point of that stretch. His UFC narrative stands at 9-4.
Grant returned to the octagon after a 16-month layoff this past August. Coming off of a split resolution elevate over Alan Jouban at UFC 236, Grant fell rapid in his return bout at UFC on ESPN 15 as he modified into as soon as knocked out within the outlet round by Daniel Rodriguez. He is 2-2 since incomes a UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Sequence in June 2018.
UFC 256 airs are living exclusively on ESPN+ pay-per-behold and at this time ingredients one world title bout as two-division champion Amanda Nunes defends her featherweight belt against Megan Anderson.