Chinese MMA star Li Jingliang will meet Alex Oliveira at UFC on ESPN 3, the promotion has confirmed.
Li (16-5) will be hunting for his third consecutive win with the UFC, after defeating Daichi Abe in Perth and his recent third round TKO win over David Zawada in Beijing last November.
The 30-year-old “Leech” has been a welterweight favorite since making his debut with UFC in 2014. In his last six fights, Li has lost just once at the hands of Jake Matthews at UFC 221 in Perth.
Oliviera (19-6-1) will be looking to get back into the win column after a second-round submission loss to Gunnar Nelson at UFC 231. “Cowboy” has gone 6-2 with 1 no contest in his last nine fights under the UFC banner, with five of those wins coming inside the distance.
UFC on ESPN 3 goes down at Fort Lauderdale on 28 April (Asia time), with the main card airing live on ESPN. Several bouts have been confirmed including a middleweight headline fight between Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa.
UFC on ESPN 3 card includes:
· Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa
· Glover Teixeira vs. Ion Cuțelaba
· John Lineker vs. Cory Sandhagen
· Andrei Arlovski vs. Augusto Sakai
· Jim Miller vs. Jason Gonzalez
· Dhiego Lima vs. Court McGee
· Jessica Penne vs. Jodie Esquibel
· Carla Esparza vs. Livia Renata Souza
· Li Jingliang vs. Alex Oliveira