The UFC heads to mainland China for the first time next week, and the lineup is set for the card.
UFC Fight Night 122 takes place next Saturday, Nov. 25, at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. The entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass.
In the main event, former middleweight champion Michael Bisping (30-8 MMA, 20-8 UFC) will make a 21-day turnaround from his UFC 217 title loss to Georges St-Pierre after agreeing to fight Kelvin Gastelum (13-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) on short notice.
UFC Fight Night 122 lost its original main event last week when former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (34-8 MMA, 17-4 UFC) was flagged with a potential U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) violation.
In the co-main event, welterweights Li Jingliang (13-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) vs. Zak Ottow (15-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will hook up. Also on the main card, Alex Caceres (13-10 MMA, 8-8 UFC) takes on Wang Guan (16-1-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at featherweight. And to open the main card, Alex Garcia (14-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) takes on Muslim Salikhov (12-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at welterweight.
The full UFC Fight Night 122 card now includes:
MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 a.m. ET)
- Michael Bisping vs. Kelvin Gastelum
- Li Jingliang vs. Zak Ottow
- Alex Caceres vs. Wang Guan
- Alex Garcia vs. Muslim Salikhov
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 3:45 a.m. ET)
- Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Sheymon Moraes
- Bobby Nash vs. Kenan Song
- Kailin Curran vs. Yan Xiaonan
- Bharat Khandare vs. Pingyuan Liu
- Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chase Sherman
- Gina Mazany vs. Yanan Wu
- Wuliji Buren vs. Rolando Dy
- Cyril Asker vs. TBA
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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