MMA: Welterweight Li Jingliang to face former jiu-jitsu champion Frank Camacho at UFC event in Singapore

Li Jingliang of China celebrates his knockout victory over Bobby Nash in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Pepsi Center on Jan 28, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.
Li Jingliang of China celebrates his knockout victory over Bobby Nash in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Pepsi Center on Jan 28, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.PHOTO: ZUFFA LLC

SINGAPORE - Chinese welterweight veteran Li Jingliang will face off against former Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Frank Camacho as part of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night Singapore.

The June 17 event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium will see Camacho make his UFC debut and replace Jonathan Meunier, who was forced to withdraw due to injury.

The 28-year-old Brazilian Camacho boats a powerful stand up game, having finished his opponents in 18 of his 20 wins with 15 knock-outs and three submissions.

Li, 29, has been dominant inside the Octagon; he has a record of 12 wins and four losses and recently dispatched Anton Zafir and Bobby Nash in his previous two contests.

Both opponents did not make it past the second round against Li, who is nicknamed "The Leech".

The event later this month will be the UFC's second fight night in Singapore, following their first show held at the Marina Bay Sands three years ago.

The main event will see former batamweight world champion Holly Holm take on Bethe Correia of Brazil.