MMA Preview – Li Jingliang vs David Zawada at UFC Fight Night 141

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 141? Saturday 24th November, 2018 - 23:30 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 141? Cadillac Arena, Beijing, China

What channel is UFC Fight Night 141 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 141? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 141? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

One of China’s favourite fighters in Li Jingliang returns to the octagon and was set for a highly-anticipated fight against Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos. However, the Brazilian suffered an injury to his knee forcing him out of the fight. So, as he did for his UFC debut, David Zawada steps up again on late notice to fill in.

His debut did not go his way against Danny Roberts but he put on a very impressive performance, just missing out on a decision. Now, he has another extremely tough test in the shape of Jingliang.

THE PREDICTION

Zawada showed a lot of heart in his fight with Roberts and he will need it in this one. Jingliang will look exert relentless pressure, closing the distance with hard strikes to wear the German down. He is very strong and lands frequently but he also takes damage so Zawada needs to counter with every opportunity.

Zawada may look to take the fight to the ground If Jingliang gets the better of him on the feet but although he has the resilience to go toe-to-toe with Jingliang in every area, the Chinese fighter may have too much power for him on the night.

Winner: Jingliang via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.