Jingliang Li (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will meet Nordine Taleb (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in October. The UFC announced today that this welterweight matchup is another fight that will take place at UFC Fight Night 54.
The main event will be Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine.
Jingliang Li has one knockout win, five submission wins and two decision wins in his career. He has never been finished in his career. This will also be his UFC debut. In his last three fights he lost to Myung Ho Bae via unanimous decision back in February of 2012. However, he came back and beat Dan Pauling via unanimous decision back in June of 2012. His last fight came over Luke Jumeau via Guillotine Choke in the third round back in April of 2013.
UFC Fight Night 54 takes place on October 4th in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The prelims will be either airing on Fight Pass or Fox Sports 1, but the main card will air on FOX Sports 1 for sure.
Here is how the rest of the card looks like:
Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Bryan Caraway vs. Raphael Assuncao
Paige VanZant vs. Kailin Curran