UFC Fight Night 122 which takes place Nov. 25 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. The entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass, though the full lineup hasn’t been finalized.
Caceres vs. Guan was originally booked for a June event. The matchup has been rebooked as part of the UFC’s debut in Shanghai.
Despite some rough patches during his seven-year UFC career, Caceres has become a bit of a fan favorite due to his creative fighting style and upbeat personality. The 29-year-old longtime martial artist, who joined the UFC in 2010 as a quarterfinalist on “The Ultimate Fighter 12,” recently halted a two-fight skid (with losses to standouts Yair Rodriguez and Jason Knight) with a TKO victory over Rolando Dy, who suffered an eye injury.
He now meets Guan, a 31-year-old Chinese fighter. The longtime RUFF competitor is on a 4-0 run following a 2013 decision loss to Bekbulat Magomedov (18-1) – the first and only defeat in his career. Since his 2006 pro debut, Guan has posted 10 knockouts and two submissions in 16 career wins.
Jingliang, meanwhile, has been one of the UFC’s more successful Chinese fighters. The 29-year-old and Legend FC champion looks for his fourth straight victory following knockout victories over Anton Zafir and Bobby Nash, as well as a decision victory over Frank Camacho that earned “Fight of the Night” honors.
He meets Ottow, a 30-year-old Wisconsin native who’s on a 6-1 run going back to 2015. Since joining the UFC, he’s sandwiched split-decision victories over Josh Burkman and Ottow around a split-decision defeat to Sergio Moraes. Prior to joining the UFC, 12 of his 14 carer wins came via stoppage, which included 10 submissions.
The latest UFC Fight Night 122 card now includes:
- Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum
- Gina Mazany vs. Yanan Wu
- Kailin Curran vs. Yan Xiaonan
- Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chase Sherman
- Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Sheymon Moraes
- Li Jingliang vs. Zak Ottow
- Alex Caceres vs. Wang Guan