Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Li vs Chimaev?
Khamzat Chimaev beat Jingliang Li by submission in the 1st round, during the main card of UFC 267, on Saturday 30th October 2021.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Li vs Chimaev stats
Jingliang Li stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Khamzat Chimaev made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 9 wins and 0 draws, with 6 of those by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Chimaev had advantage in power over Li, with a 67% knock out percentage over Li's 50%.
Jingliang Li was the older man by 6 years, at 34 years old.
Chimaev had a height advantage of 2 inches over Li. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Li was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 10 years and 8 months earlier than Chimaev, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 40 more professional rounds, 56 to Chimaev's 16.
Li vs Chimaev form
Li had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, 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.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Elizeu Zaleski at UFC on ESPN+ 15 on 31st August 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Universiade Sports Centre, Shenzhen, China.
Before that, he had beat David Zawada at UFC Fight Night 141 on 24th November 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Cadillac Arena, Beijing.
He had won against Daichi Abe at UFC Fight Night 132 on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Li's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Chimaev's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 2 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.