Daniel Rodriguez gets a split decision over Li Jingliang

UFC 279: Daniel Rodriguez defeats Li Jingliang.

Daniel Rodriguez defeated Li Jingliang via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC 279 on Saturday September 10, 2022 live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

“This is my second fight taped 24 hours in advance. There really is no preparation. You just go in and take care of business,” Rodriguez said. Jingliang and Rodriguez weren’t originally scheduled to fight at UFC 279. Jingliang was originally scheduled to face Tony Ferguson in a welterweight bout. While Rodriguez was supposed to fight Kevin Holland. After Khamzat Chimaev was severely lacking in weight, the UFC was forced to reshuffle the UFC 279 card.

The two fighters came to throw in the first minute. Rodriguez had a clear size advantage, while Jingliang had an obvious speed advantage. The two fighters continued to exchange kicks and punches throughout the round. Rodriguez landed with more power throughout the lap. Near the end of the first round, Jingliang dropped Rodriguez with a leg kick.

Jingliang was more aggressive early in the second round, mixing kicks with his punches. Rodriguez continued to be successful with his jab. Jingliang switched positions to confuse Rodriguez. Rodriguez landed a punch, but Jingliang immediately landed two left hands that changed the swing. Rodriguez landed a headbutt, but Jingliang caught the leg on the way down, knocking him down just in front of the horn.

Rodriguez pushed forward to start the third round. The two fighters continued to exchange leg punches and kicks. Jingliang landed a trio of punches and continued to be successful with his punch for the first few minutes of the round. Rodriguez landed a strong counterattack and began pushing forward again, continuing to have success with his jab. Rodriguez landed more than 50 jabs throughout the fight.

With his victory, Rodriguez has won four in a row and improved to 17-2. Since making his UFC debut in 2020, Rodriguez has won seven of his eight fights. Jingliang fell back to 19-8 after the loss.

UFC 279: Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson takes place live from T-Mobile Arena on Saturday September 10, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided MMA on-site for all your news and highlights.

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