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Li Jingliang returns from 23-month hiatus vs. Carlos Prates at UFC 305 in Perth

Li Jingliang is back. Jingliang (19-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC) meets Carlos Prates (19-6 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in a welterweight bout at UFC 305 Aug. 17 at RAC Arena in Perth (pay-per-view, ESPN, ESPN+). A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie following an initial report from UFC Weibo. The person

Li Jingliang returns from 23-month hiatus vs. Carlos Prates at UFC 305 in Perth


Li Jingliang is again.

Jingliang (19-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC) meets Carlos Prates (19-6 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in a welterweight bout at UFC 305 Aug. 17 at RAC Enviornment in Perth (pay-per-view, ESPN, ESPN+).

An individual with data of the state of affairs confirmed the reserving to MMA Junkie following an preliminary report from UFC Weibo. The individual requested anonymity as a result of the promotion has but to make an official announcement.

Jingliang, 36, hasn’t competed since a cut up resolution loss to Daniel Rodriguez at UFC 279 in September 2022. He was scheduled to face Tony Ferguson on that card, however a last-second change up resulted in a 180-pound catchweight bout vs. Rodriguez. Previous to that, he scored a Efficiency of the Night time TKO of Muslim Salikhov.

After incomes a contract on Dana White’s Contender Collection, Prates, 30, knocked out Trevin Giles in February and Charlie Radtke in June. He called for a fight at UFC 305 in Perth the place his daughter lives, and the Brazilian will get his want. Prates is on a nine-fight profitable streak, with eight straight finishes.

The newest UFC 305 lineup now consists of:

  • Dricus Du Plessis vs. Israel Adesanya – for middleweight title
  • Steve Erceg vs. Kai Kara-France
  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Tai Tuivasa
  • Li Jingliang vs. Carlos Prates
  • Justin Tafa vs. Valter Walker
  • Josh Culibao vs. Ricardo Ramos
  • Tereza Bleda vs. Casey O’Neill
  • Jack Jenkins vs. Gavin Tucker
  • Tom Nolan vs. Alex Reyes

For extra on the cardboard, go to MMA Junkie’s occasion hub for UFC 305.

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