Michael Chiesa pronounces UFC 287 bout vs. Li Jingliang

Michael Chiesa has a combat on the books for the primary time since November 2021.

Friday throughout “UFC Reside,” Chiesa (16-6 MMA, 11-6 UFC) introduced he’ll combat Li Jingliang (19-8 MMA, 11-6 UFC) at UFC 287, a pay-per-view occasion anticipated for April 8 at a location and venue yet-to-be-determined.

Jingliang, 34, has alternated wins and losses over the span of his previous six fights with a 3-3 report. Following a knockout of Muslim Salikhov in July, Jingliang misplaced a closely-contested split decision in opposition to Daniel Rodriguez at UFC 279 in September, a matchup he accepted in lower than 48-hour discover.

Chiesa, 35, appears to be like to snap a two-fight skid, which incorporates losses high competitors in Vicente Luque and Sean Brady. The setbacks got here, nonetheless, after 4 straight wins, together with victories over Carlos Condit, Diego Sanchez, Rafael dos Anjos, and Neil Magny.

With the addition the UFC 287 lineup consists of:

  • Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya – for middleweight title

  • Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal

  • Kevin Holland vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio

  • Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Christian Rodrigues

  • Rob Font vs. Adrian Yanez

  • Michael Chiesa vs. Li Jingliang

  • Gerald Meeerschaert vs. Joe Pyfer

  • Kelvin Gastelum vs. Chris Curtis

  • Cynthia Calvillo vs. Crazy Godinez

  • Luana Pinheiro vs. Michelle Waterson-Gomez

  • Ignacio Bahamondes vs. Nikolas Motta

  • Steve Garcia vs. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke

For extra on the cardboard, go to MMA Junkie’s occasion hub for UFC 287.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie

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