UFC Fight Night 141 Preview: Everything you need to know about UFC China, Blaydes vs Ngannou 2
- A build-up to UFC Fight Night 141.
For a long time, UFC President Dana White has been looking for his company to enter the Asian market. With the huge Chinese population, and the love for mixed martial arts, building a fan-base in the country has never been so important.
UFC Fight Night 141 marks the second time the company is making the trip to China. Last year they had hosted another Fight Night card in the country. Taking place in Beijing, China, the card is chock-full of local Chinese talent, but is headlined by a rematch which has long been in the making, Curtis Blaydes vs Francis Ngannou 2.
The two main events however have attracted a lot of attention for their own reasons. For fans of mixed martial arts, the card will be according to Chinese time, so to figure out how to watch the fight live and when to tune in, stay tuned to Sportskeeda.
In this article, we are going to take a detailed look at each of the four fights on the main card, as well as detail what other fights are on offer.
Before heading into the main card, these are the fights you can look forward to from the UFC China undercard.
UFC Fight Night 141 - Preliminary Card
Welterweight - Kenan Song vs. Alex Morono
Heavyweight - Hu Yaozong vs. Rashad Coulter
Bantamweight - Liu Pingyuan vs. Martin Day
Middleweight - Kevin Holland vs. John Philips
Bantamweight - Louis Smolka vs. Sumudaerji Sumudaerji
Women's Flyweight - Wu Yanan vs. Lauren Mueller
Women's Strawweight - Zhang Weili vs. Jessica Aguilar
Women's Strawweight - Yan Xiaonan vs. Syuri Kondo
While we will come back to the Preliminary Card at the end of this article for an in-depth look, lets now look at the fights from the main card.
#4 Li Jingliang vs David Zawada - Welterweight
In the first fight of the main card at UFC Fight Night 141: Beijing, Li Jingliang takes on David Zawada.
A newcomer to the Octagon, Zawada lost his UFC debut fight via split decision to Danny Roberts. Known for his knockout abilities, Zawada may be in over his head when he squares off against Jingliang.
One of the only Chinese fighters to find success in the UFC, Jingliang has an impressive 8-3 record since his debut in the Octagon in 2014. With this fight being in front of his home country crowd, Jingliang will be looking to make short work of his opponent.