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Li Jingliang

Li Jingliang

Nationality :Chinese
Date Of Birth :March 20, 1988
Height :6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight :170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)

Li Jingliang is a Chinese mixed martial artist who competes as a welterweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

QUICK FACTS

Full NameLi Jingliang
Birth DateMarch 20, 1988
Birth PlaceTacheng, Xinjiang, China
Nick NameThe Leech
ReligionNot Available
NationalityChinese 
EthnicityAsian
Division Welterweight 
HoroscopeAries

Li Jingliang Biography, EarlyLife

Since the Chinese wrestler was born on March 20, 1988, he is 35 years old. Besides that, I talked about great care for his health and diet. 

Li Jingliang was born in Tacheng, Xinjiang, China. Jingliang grew up in a small town near Tacheng called Xinjiang Province.

His parents worked very hard to provide for him in the remote city. However, their work details and names are kept private. 

Nevertheless, many sources speculate that his parents might’ve been farmers, as Li jokes that he would’ve been a farmer if not a fighter.

Moreover, his parents encouraged him to join the amateur sports school that offered him a chance to train. 

Since Jingliang knew nothing about wrestling and athletics, he contemplated declining the offer. Nonetheless, his mother and father had talked to the sports school’s coach, who had recognized The Leech’s potential. 

Hence, the UFC fighter’s mom and dad eventually convinced him to take up the offer. Little did he know that the small offer would open doors of the UFC and MMA for him. 

Li Jingliang Education

His educational history is not published because he has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

Li Jingliang’s Height, And Weight

Hence, Li is very fit and has a toned physique. Furthermore, the Welterweight fighter is 6 feet tall and weighs 170 lb, i.e., 77 kg. 

Career

The fighter made his first appearance in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in a match against David Michaud. The fight took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the UFC 173.

Li won the match via a split decision in the third round. Moreover, it was Michaud’s first defeat in his career.

Thereafter, the Leech faced French-Canadian professional mixed martial artist Nordine Taleb in his second UFC fight.

Although Jingliang had a strong start and took down Nordine numerous times, Taleb ended up defeating Li.

The Chinese mixed martial artist’s next fight was against Brazilian mixed martial artist Dhiego Lima. He won the fight in the first round via a Knockout.

After that, he fought against Keita Nakamura at UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson. However, Li lost the fight by technical submission in the third round. 

Then The LFC Welterweight Champion had a winning streak of four matches. He won those four matches against Anton Zafir, Bobby Nash, Frank Camacho, and Zak Ottow by knockouts and decision. 

Li’s first loss after the winning streak came against Australian mixed martial artist Jake Matthews at UFC 221. In the fight against Matthews, Jingliang was heavily criticized for gouging Jake’s eyes. 

Furthermore, fans were furious that The Leech’s deed went unpunished by UFC. Moreover, he was awarded Fight of the Night honors. 

Nevertheless, Jake held no hard feelings against his opponent, who poked his eye sockets until they bled.

Besides that, I had another winning streak at three matches against Daichi Abe at UFC Fight Night 132, David Zawada at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2, and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos at UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang.

His last fight of 2020 was against Neil Magny at UFC 228. Jingliang lost the fight by a unanimous decision in the third round. 

Finally, he faced Argentine mixed martial artist Santiago Ponzinibbio on January 16, 2021. The Chinese fighter won the match in the first round by knockout.

As a result, Li was the recipient of the Performance of the Night award.

Li Jingliang’s Net Worth

The MMA fighter has earned most of his wealth through his professional career and career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. His net worth estimation is $25 million as of 2023. 

I worked hard and fought for his wife and kids. Moreover, he was the only breadwinner in his family. 

Likewise, he also took care of his parents. Hence, Jingliang dedicated his entire career to his family. 

Although his first match in the UFC earned him only $8 thousand, he gradually started making more and built a net worth of $25 million.

Li Jingliang’s Wife, Marriage, Children

Li Jingliang is married. However, details regarding his wife, her name, education, and profession are currently unknown. 

Nevertheless, many sources report that she is a full-time mom. On top of looking after her kids, she is a very supportive wife. 

She can be seen at many of Li’s matches cheering him on. At UFC Fight Night 122, Jingliang jumped out of the cage to hug his wife after winning against Zak Ottow in Shanghai, China. 

Besides that, the couple has two children. The Leech has a daughter named Tian Tian and a son who was born recently.

Furthermore, his children’s names and other details are not disclosed to the public for their safety and privacy. 

Li Jingliang Awards

Mixed Martial Arts

  • Legend Fighting Championship
    • Legend FC Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • Fight of the Night (Two times) vs Frank Camacho and Jake Matthews
    • Performance of the Night (Five times) vs. Zak Ottow, David Zawada, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos, Santiago Ponzinibbio, and Muslim Salikhov
    • Tied (Thiago Alves and Vicente Luque) for second-most knockouts in UFC Welterweight division history (8)

Brazilian jiu-jitsu

  • China Open Jiu-jitsu Tournament
    • 2013 1st place – Absolute (Purple Belt)
    • 2013 1st place – 92 kg (Purple Belt)

FAQ

What is the net worth of Li Jingliang?

His net worth is 25 million dollars.

What is the height of Li Jingliang?

His height is 6 feet.

What is the age of Li Jingliang?

His age is 35 years as of 2023.

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