Li Jingliang to Fight Tony Ferguson for UFC 279 September 10 in Las Vegas

Following UFC 278 fight on August 20, UFC President Dana White confirmed that Chinese born fighter Li Jingliang "The Leech" will face Former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson who will be moving to welterweight to compete for UFC 279 card on September 10, 2022 in Las Vegas.

Li Jingliang, 34, competed on July 16 when he finished Muslim Salikhov with strikes. He’s 2-1 in his most recent three, also including a loss to Khamzat Chimaev and a win over Santiago Ponzinibbio.

Tony Ferguson, 38, will make a four-month turnaround after loss to Michael Chandler. The defeat was his fourth consecutive after three other losses to Justin Gaethje, Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush. 

Li Jingliang is a close friend with founders of Sangamon Watch Company. He spent some fun time with us in Springfield in 2019. He owns a number of Sangamon watches, including Omaha Beach, Mother Road and Grand Expedition collections. We wish him the best with the upcoming fight in Las Vegas.