Co-headlining the UFC’s debut event in Shenzhen, China is a welterweight fight between Li Jing Liang and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos. Li scored a huge win over dos Santos, and likely earns him a spot at the top 15 of the UFC’s welterweight division.
Here are the full results and highlights of all main card fights, until the co-main event feature.
Mizuki defeats Wu Yanan via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Wu may have had the size advantage, but Mizuki showed more action. She was winning the exchanges, constantly backing her opponent up.
The exchanges were closer in the final round, but Mizuki showed more adeptness on the feet, earning her the judges’ nod.
Song Kenan def. Derrick Krantz via unanimous decision (29-28 on all cards)
The action mostly went back and forth, but it was Kenan who was constantly on the attack. Grappling exchanges were close, as well.
Kenan amped up his attacks in the third and final round, but both fighters already seemed fatigued as the fight closed. In the end, Kenan was given the decision win.
Here are some highlights:
Kai Kara-France def. Mark De La Rosa unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Mark De La Rosa’s coaches made the gameplan clear enough: have their fight bring the fight to the ground. While he did have good takedown entries, he was unable to keep the hold.
Kara-France did have his takedowns, which showed more effective. But it was his striking that gave him the win.
Check out some of the highlights:
Li Jiang wins via third round TKO (4:51 mark)
The co-main event fight between Li Jingliang and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos did not disappoint. Dos Santos was throwing flashier and heavier attacks, but the hometown fighter was landing more effectively.
Li carried on with his same pace until he landed a clean right uppercut that turned the tides to his favor. From that moment, Dos Santos simply had no answers, leaving the referee no choice to intervene and stop the fight.
Check it out here: