Matthews vs Li Set

Will Meet At UFC 221

Jake “The Celtic Kid” Matthews 12-3 MMA (5-3 UFC) is set to meet Jingliang “The Leech” Li 14-4 MMA (6-2 UFC) at UFC 221 on February 10, 2018.


Matthews is coming off his split decision win over Bojan Velickovic at UFC FN 121 in November. This breaking the first two-fight skid in his career. With his last loss coming to Andrew Holbrook at UFC FN 101 in November 2016. Ten of his twelve victories are by stoppage with six via submission.


Li is riding a four-fight winning streak. His last, a first round TKO over Zak Ottow at UFC FN 122 in his first co-main event for the promotion. His last defeat coming in 2015 to Neita Nakamura via RNC in the third round at UFC FN 75. Li has ten finishes in his 14 victories with six in the first round.

Other bouts on the card include:

Robert Whittaker vs Luke Rockhold Main Event (middleweight title)

Mark Hunt vs Curtis Blaydes

Ben Nguyen vs Jussier Formiga

Tyson Pedro vs Saparbek Safarov

Tai Tuivasa vs Cyril Asker

Damien Brown vs Dong Hyun Kim

Teruto Ishihara vs Jose Alberto Quinones

Alexander Volkanovski vs Jeremy Kennedy

Ross Pearson vs Mizuto Hirota

Rob Wilkinson vs Israel Adesanya

Luke Jumeau vs Daichi Abe

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