Current rankings @ Welterweight
Michael Chiesa vs Jingliang Li preview
When is Chiesa vs Li?
Michael Chiesa could potentially face Jingliang Li, in Summer 2023.
The fight would be scheduled for 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Chiesa vs Li stats
Michael Chiesa would step into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws and 11 by submission.
Jingliang Li would make his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggest Li would have a massive power advantage over Chiesa, boosting at 53% knock out percentage over Chiesa's 0%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Chiesa would have a massive advantage over Li, boasting at 61% submission rate over Li's 21%.
Michael Chiesa is the same age as Jingliang Li, at 35 years old.
Chiesa has a height advantage of 1 inch over Li. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Chiesa is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2008, 10 months later than Li, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He has fought 10 less professional rounds, 51 to Li's 61.
Chiesa vs Li form
Michael Chiesa has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Sean Brady at UFC Vegas 43 on 20th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Vicente Luque at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Toyota Center, Houston.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Neil Magny at UFC Fight Island 8 on 20th January 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had beat Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on 25th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at PNC Arena, Raleigh, United States.
He had won against Diego Sanchez at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Jingliang Li has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Daniel Rodriguez at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Muslim Salikhov at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.
Before that, he had defeated Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC on ABC 1 on 16th January 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had been beaten by Neil Magny at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Jingliang Li has been fighting more than Michael Chiesa.
Michael Chiesa last fought 1 year, 6 months and 15 days ago, while Jingliang Li's last outing was 8 months and 25 days ago.
Chiesa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
Li's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Chiesa vs Li?
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