Li Jingliang has returned to the octagon in style. Li Jingliang last appeared in the UFC during that infamous bout against Khamzat Chimaev during which Chimaev got him in a body lock, carried him in front of Dana White and proceeded to finish him.
But it’s not the end of the road for Li Jingliang who has shown once again why his striking is a serious threat against Muslim Salikhov. Prior to the bout, Muslim Salikhov believed that Li Jingliang is the perfect opponent for him to put his entire skill set on display. Salikhov had a history of competing in China as well.
Li Jingliang’s striking only got sharper and sharper with every round. Li Jingliang landed a hellacious right hand that put Muslim Salikhov face first on the canvas.
Li Jingliang became the first fighter to knockout Muslim Salikhov in MMA.
— MMA TIME (@MMA__TIME) July 16, 2022
— Pure Finishes (@PureKnockouts) July 16, 2022
What a finish from Li Jingliang much needed for him after that Khamzat fight pic.twitter.com/lPhmF7ndMu
— Lok Lambert (@Clinchwork) July 16, 2022