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UFC signs Chinese stars Li Jingliang and Jumabieke Tuerxun

The UFC has added Chinese champions Li Jingliang and Jumabieke Tuerxun to their roster.

Li Jingliang following his win at Legend FC 11
Li Jingliang following his win at Legend FC 11
Photo via Legend FC

With the TUF: China Finale approaching, along with huge plans for Asia, the UFC has beefed up their roster by adding two more Chinese stars in Li Jingliang and Jumabieke Tuerxun. Chinese media outlets have first reported news of the signing, and although the UFC has yet to officially announce the news, Bloody Elbow has confirmed the additions with multiple sources from the region.

Jumabieke is an undefeated bantamweight and former Legend FC champion, who trains out of the Xian Sports University with the likes of Bellator's Vaughn Anderson and RUFF champ Wang Guan. He was first announced to have signed with the UFC back in March of last year, but his contract situation with Legend has prevented him from officially joining the roster at that time. Now that the Asian promotion has ceased operations, the UFC revisited negotiations and according to reports, have found him a slot for the TUF: China Finale this March.

Li Jingliang on the other hand, is also a former Legend FC champion, who is likely to make his debut later in the year. Known as "The Leech", this well-rounded welterweight has a BJJ brown belt and trains out of China Top Team along side Zhang Tiequan and Ji Xian.

Bieke is listed on Sherdog as 14-0, while Li is at 8-2, although those fight totals should be significantly higher as most promotions in China don't get listed on western sites.

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