Li Jingliang Knocks Out Muslim Salikhov In Patient Showcase– UFC Long Island (Highlights)

"The Leech" racked up a win in his return fight over Salikhov

Li Jingliang, Muslim Salikhov
Credit: UFC
Coming off a loss to Khamzat Chimaev, Li Jingliang was going into the bout against Muslim Salikhov at UFC on ABC 3 on the main card of the night at the UBS Arena, Elmont, New York.

UFC Long Island: Li Jingliang v Muslim Salikhov

Round 1

Li blocks Salikhov’s spinning head kick. Both continue their distance being cautious in the start. Li with a leg kick. Li with another leg kick but Salikhov goes for a takedown and gets it. They stay on the ground with Salikhov on the top. Salikhov misses a back kick. They both appear to be loading up but have failed to connect with a big shot.

Round 2

Li blocks Salikhov’s spinning head kick. Both continue their distance being cautious in the start. Li with a leg kick. Li with another leg kick but Salikhov goes for a takedown and gets it. They stay on the ground with Salikhov on the top. Salikhov misses a back kick. They both appear to be loading up but have failed to connect with a big shot.

Round 3

Salikhov being cautious, catches a low kick by Li and hits him back. Li gets up from the ground and barely misses a head kick. Both men are swinging but not connecting much. Li takes him down. He tried to keep Salikhov down but they are up again. Good left from Salikhov with a big right up top.
Li lands a massive right, Salikhov goes away to retreat. Li with a big right to put Salikhov down and earn a win.

Official Result: Li Jingliang defeats Muslim Salikhov via TKO (R2, 4:38).

Check out the highlights below:

https://twitter.com/ufc/status/1548395413912182784?s=20&t=g-A-w6BVczWdzYd_bHZj6g

https://twitter.com/ufc/status/1548399631884619776?s=20&t=MZV-VCbFjECfAwZBQN6U6g

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