Li Jingliang

Li Jingliang is a Chinese mixed martial artist with a net worth of $1.5 Million. He is currently a welterweight division competitor for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Read the article to know Li’s net worth, salary, earnings, wife, and other information.

About Li Jingliang

Li is from the small town of Xinjiang UAR in Northwest China. In his home country, Li competed in traditional wrestling. Additionally, he trained in Sanda. In 2008, he moved to Beijing to pursue a career in mixed martial arts. There he began training under Zhang Tiequan. Zhang is a former professional mixed martial artist in UFC’s lightweight division.

Li’s professional career began in September 2007. In his debut match, he faced Makhach Gadzhiev. Knocked him out in 2nd round, Li earned his career-first victory. From 2007-2013, he mostly participated in Legend FC matches. Li won 8 of his 10 bouts

within the period. Additionally, he also won the Legend FC Welterweight Championship title. Then he joined UFC in 2014.

Li’s debut UFC match was against the American David Michaud. He won the 3-round match in a split decision. Unfortunately, he lost his second march there. From 2014-2016, he participated in matches irregularly. Then in 2017, he had 3 marches which he won too. Additionally, he won Performance of the Night in two matches that year.

In his career, Li Jingliang had 26 fights. Among these, he won 19 times and lost 7 matches. His KO-to-win ratio is over 52.3%. Previously in 2013, he briefly competed in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. From the China Open Jiu-jitsu tournament, the player earned 1st place in Purple Belt. He is scheduled to face Tony Ferguson at the upcoming UFC 279.

Li Jingliang’s Net Worth and Salary

In 2023, Li’s net worth will be $1.5 million. During his professional MMA career, Li earned over $1.11 million. He earns $60,000 on average as a payout from each fight. In 2021, he earned around $265,000. Below is a list of his income breakdown of recent fights –

Event Payout Win Bonus Extra Bonus Endorsement Total
UFC on ABC: Ortega vs. Rodríguez $66,000 $66,000 $50,000 $16,000 $198,000
UFC 267 $66,000 $11,000 $77,000
UFC on ABC: Holloway vs. Kattar $85,000 $85,000 $50,000 $5,000 $225,000
UFC 248 $64,000 $0 $0 $5,000 $69,000
UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang $24,000 $24,000 $50,000 $5,000 $103,000
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 $22,000 $22,000 $50,000 $5,000 $99,000
UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Edwards $20,000 $20,000 $50,000 $5,000 $95,000
UFC 221 $20,000 $5,000 $25,000
UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Gastelum $56,000  $56,000 $50,000 $5,000 $167,000
UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia $54,000 $54,000 $5,000 $113,000
UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña $15,000 $15,000 $50,000 $5,000 $85,000
The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia Finale $24,000 $24,000 $5,000 $54,000
UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson $20,000 $2,600 $22,600
UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber $10,000 $10,000 $5,000 $25,000
UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine $10,000 $5,000 $15,000
UFC 173 $8,000 $8,000 $5,000 $21,000

Li’s Endorsements

Li Jingliang’s major sponsor is the Chinese sportswear and equipment company, Li-Ning. Additionally, the fighter is endorsed by Reebok, Venum, Monster Energy Drink, and Crypto.com.

Quick Facts

Full Name Li Jingliang
Nickname The Leech
Profession MMA
Stance Orthodox
Division Welterweight
Date of Birth 20 March 1988
Place of Birth Techeng, Xinjiang, China
Age 34
Nationality Chinese
Debut 2007
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Net Worth $1.5 million
Career Earnings $1.11 million
Marital Status Married
Father’s Name n/a
Mother’s Name n/a
Salary $60,000
Twitter Handle @UfcJingliang
Instagram Handle @lijingliangmma

Li’s Wife

Li Jingliang is married. His wife is a native Chinese, with whom the player shares two children. Their daughter was born in 2015, and their son was born recently in 2020. The fighter is very secretive about his personal life. He hasn’t publicly shared any details about his family yet.

Li Jingliang and his family

His Age

Li was born on March 20, 1988, in Techeng, Xinjiang, China. At present, he is 34 years old.

His Height and Weight

The welterweight MMA fighter has a 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) in height. He weighs 170 lb (77 kg).

Nickname

Li has the in-ring nickname “The Leech”. His nickname is very popular among his fans and peers.

Li Jingliang’s Stats

Mixed Martial Arts Career Overview

Category Win Loss
Knockout 10 0
Submission 4 2
Decision 5 5

UFC Career Overview

Date Event Opponent Result Method Round
16-Jul-22 UFC on ABC: Ortega vs. Rodríguez Muslim Salikhov Win TKO (punches and elbows) 2
30-Oct-21 UFC 267 Khamzat Chimaev Loss Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 1
16-Jan-21 UFC on ABC: Holloway vs. Kattar Santiago Ponzinibbio Win KO (punch) 1
7-Mar-20 UFC 248 Neil Magny Loss Decision (unanimous) 3
31-Aug-19 UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Win TKO (punches) 3
24-Nov-18 UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 David Zawada Win TKO (body kick and punches) 3
23-Jun-18 UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Edwards Daichi Abe Win Decision (unanimous) 3
11-Feb-18 UFC 221 Jake Matthews Loss Decision (unanimous) 3
25-Nov-17 UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Gastelum Zak Ottow Win TKO (punches) 1
17-Jun-17 UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia Frank Camacho Win Decision (unanimous) 3
28-Jan-17 UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña Bobby Nash Win KO (punches) 2
8-Jul-16 The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia Finale Anton Zafir Win KO (punches) 1
27-Sep-15 UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson Keita Nakamura Loss Technical Submission (standing rear-naked choke) 3
16-May-15 UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber Dhiego Lima Win KO (punches) 1
4-Oct-14 UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine Nordine Taleb Loss Decision (split) 3
24-May-14 UFC 173 David Michaud Win Decision (split) 3

UFC Career Stats: 2022 YTD

Category Stats
Strikes Landed per Minute 4.39
Significant Striking Accuracy 42%
Strikes Absorbed per Minute 3.66
Significant Strike Defense 58%
Average Takedowns Landed (/15m) 1.27
Takedown Accuracy 40%
Takedown Defense 60%
Average Submissions Attempted (/15m) 0.0

Top Finishes: Li Jingliang

FAQ about Li Jingliang:

How much is Li Jingliang’s Net Worth in 2023?

Li Jingliang’s net worth will be $1.5 million in 2023.

What are his Career Earnings?

He has earned over $1.11 million in his professional career.

How Old is He?

Li is currently 34 years old.

What is His Height?

He is 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) tall.

Abdullah Al Hasan writes about various players, especially about their Biography. He is a freelance content writer and a full-time blogger by profession. He also writes on Surprise Sports regularly.

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