UFC 287, which is slated to take place on April 8 is developing rapidly. The main and co-main events were revealed to be Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya with Jorge Masvidal vs. Gilbert Burns last week. The mixed martial arts world is buzzing with the announcement that Michael Chiesa is making his long-awaited return to the UFC, with a highly anticipated bout against Li Jingliang at UFC 287.
Chiesa announced the news Friday on the UFC Fight Night Pre-Show. This is a matchup that is sure to get fans on the edge of their seats, as two of the sport's top welterweights clash in the cage.
Michael Chiesa (18-6) is no stranger to the UFC, having established himself as one of the worthy contenders in the welterweight division. With a grappling-based style and a reputation for finishing fights, Chiesa has made a name for himself with a string of impressive victories, including wins over top-ranked fighters such as Carlos Condit, Diego Sanchez, Rafael Dos Anjos, and Neil Magny.
After a brief hiatus from the sport, Chiesa is now ready to make his comeback and reclaim his spot as one of the top fighters in the division.
Standing in his way is Li Jingliang, a dangerous striker with knockout power in both hands. With a record of 19-8, Li has already made his mark as a tough contender in the welterweight division and has a reputation for putting on exciting and entertaining fights.
The Chinese lost his last meeting at UFC 279 against Daniel Rodriguez by a split decision. Between defeats to Khamzat Chimaev and Magny, he had knockout victories against Muslim Salikhov & Santiago Ponzinibbio. Li is a fighter to be reckoned with, and will no doubt bring his best to the cage at UFC 287.
This bout is sure to be a thrilling clash of styles, as Chiesa's grappling prowess takes on Li's striking power. With both fighters eager to prove themselves and climb the ranks in the welterweight division, fans can expect a non-stop action-packed matchup that is sure to deliver. Who will come out on top? Will Chiesa continue his dominance in the cage, or will Li stun the world with a knockout victory? Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure – this is a bout that fans won't want to miss!