Khamzat Chimaev targeted to return against Li Jingliang at UFC 267 in October

Khamzat Chimaev will make his long-waited for return in the location he started his UFC profession.

Spoken arrangements remain in location for Chimaev (9-0 Mixed Martial Arts, 3-0 UFC) to handle Li Jingliang (17-6 Mixed Martial Arts, 9-4 UFC) on Oct. 30 at UFC 267, which is anticipated to happen in Abu Dhabi.

2 individuals with understanding of the match validated the targeted reservation to Mixed Martial Arts Addict however asked to stay confidential because the UFC has yet to make a main statement. Octagon Bet initially reported the match.

After a long, tough fight with remaining COVID-19 results, Chimaev will return for the very first time because September 2020. The unbeaten All Stars Health club Sweden possibility took the UFC by storm when he notched 2 octagon wins in the period of 10 days and continued to show his buzz when he required simply 17 seconds to knock out Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Battle Night 178 this previous fall.

China’s Jingliang is riding some momentum of his own. The 33-year-old has actually won 8 of his previous 10 and is coming off an upset first-round knockout of seasonal competitor Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC on ABC 1 in January, which made him a “Performance of the Night” reward.

With the addition, the UFC 267 lineup now consists of:

  • Champ Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira – for light heavyweight title

  • Virna Jandiroba vs. Amanda Ribas

  • Khamzat Chimaev vs. Li Jingliang

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.