Daniel Rodriguez Gets Controversial Split Decision Win Over Li Jingliang – UFC 279 Results (Highlights)

Rodriguez returned to action after a year with a controversial split decision victory over Jingliang at UFC 279.

Daniel Rodriguez

A catchweight bout between Li Jingliang and Daniel Rodriguez is taking place now (Saturday, September 10, 2022) at UFC 279.

Round 1

Both fighters are swinging early. They exchange body kicks. A lot of fast-paced action here. Rodriguez with a nice jab. Jingliang with a combination followed by a body kick. Jingliang catches a body kick from Rodriguez and lands his own. He eats a headkick partially from Rodriguez though. Rodriguez with a kick-heavy game. Jingliang misses a kick and receives a big counter right from Rodriguez but somehow eats it. Jingliang catches a body kick and drops Rodriguez with a leg kick. Jingliang with a push kick to the body to end the round.

Round 2

Jingliang blitzes forward. He connects with a front kick to the body. Rodriguez with another big jab. They exchange leg kicks. Jingliang lands a right hand. They exchange leg kicks again, but Rodriguez checks one of them. They exchange in the pocket but neither man is yet to seriously hurt the other so far. Jingliang is starting to find more success and seemingly hurt Rodriguez with a right hand as the latter backs up. Jingliang’s head kick is blocked. Rodriguez with a leg kick. Jingliang misses a wild left hand. Rodriguez partially lands a head kick but Jingliang catches it and gets him down to end the round.

Round 3

Rodriguez with a left to the body. Jingliang evades some jabs. Jingliang then lands a nice right to the body. Jingliang’s leg kick is checked. Jingliang starting to have more success with landing and slipping Rodriguez’s offerings. Jingliang with a nice check hook. Rodriguez advances but is struggling to land anything significant. Rodriguez has not landed for a while as Jingliang is showing great head movement. Rodriguez does connect with some jabs eventually. Jingliang starts to back up as he’s slowing down a bit. He evades a head kick. Jingliang with a right hand before evading a jab.

Official Result: Daniel Rodriguez defeats Li Jingliang via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

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Published on September 10, 2022 at 11:39 pm
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