Alex Oliveira-Jingliang Li Scrap Added to UFC Fort Lauderdale



The
Ultimate Fighting Championship
continues to stack their return
to Fort Lauderdale by adding a thrilling welterweight matchup
between Alex
Oliveira
and Jingliang
Li
.


According to MMAJunkie.com on Thursday
, the UFC announced that
Oliveira (19-6-1, 2 NC) will meet Li (16-5) at welterweight, at UFC
on ESPN 3 on April 27 at the BB&T Center in Fort Lauderdale,
Fla. Originally reporting this matchup in February was
Combate
.

Oliveira dropped his last bout to Gunnar
Nelson
at UFC 231 in December, tapping out in the second round
to a rear-naked choke. Prior to his loss, he handed Carlo
Pedersoli Jr.
his first knockout loss, and submitted former

World Extreme Cagefighting
welterweight champ Carlos
Condit
last April. Oliveira has been
recovering from an injury
sustained by being struck by shrapnel
from a grenade near his home outside of Rio de Janeiro on Christmas
Eve.

Li recently knocked out David
Zawada
at UFC Fight Night 141 in Beijing last November, and is
currently riding a two-fight win streak. Li has earned post-fight
bonuses in four of his last five bouts, including “Fight of the
Night” battles with Frank
Camacho
and Jake
Matthews
.

UFC on ESPN 3 will take place on April 27 at the BB&T Center in
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Headlining the card will be a middleweight
rematch between Yoel Romero
and Ronaldo
Souza
. Additional bouts on the card include a light heavyweight
collision between Glover
Teixeira
and Ion
Cutelaba
, a bantamweight encounter between John
Lineker
and Cory
Sandhagen
, and a heavyweight clash between Andrei
Arlovski
and Augusto
Sakai
.



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