Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is rolling out another batch of “Embedded” video blogs to help mixed martial arts (MMA) fans get hyped for the upcoming UFC 279 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for this Sat. night (Sept. 10, 2022) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Episode 1 takes a closer look at the main card clash between Tony Ferguson and Li Jingliang. “El Cucuy” is moving up from the lightweight division and despite his recent skid, remains a credible threat in the 170-pound weight class.
“Tony Ferguson is an incredible fighter,” Jingliang said. “He is full of weapons: elbows, knees, spinning back kick. D’Arce choke is very powerful. This is a challenge for me but I believe in myself that I can beat him. This is a fight between two monsters, ‘El Cucuy’ and ‘The Leech.’ We don’t come in peace, we come in wrath. We might be covered in blood but I’m ‘The Leech.’”
Ferguson (25-7), now 38, has dropped four straight fights, including last May’s knockout loss against Michael Chandler. As for the 34 year-old Jingliang (19-7), he’s coming off a technical knockout victory over Muslim Salikhov just last month.
Consider this scrap an early candidate for “Fight of the Night.”
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