Michael Chiesa is set to return inside the octagon at the UFC 287 PPV event in April later this year.
Michael Chiesa will collide against Li Jingliang in a welterweight bout on April 8, 2023, at UFC 287. Chiesa himself announced this bout via ESPN.
Li Jinglian is coming off a split-decision loss against Daniel Rodriguez at UFC 279. His last win came against Muslim Salikhov in July 2022. Before that, he was humiliated by Khamzat Chimaev as the latter defeated him via first-round submission.
On the other hand, Michel Chiesa will be returning to the octagon after a gap of one and a half years. He had his last match against Sean Brady which he lost via unanimous decision in November 2021. He is on a two-fight losing streak and had his last win against Neil Magny in January 2021.
Now it remains to be seen whether Michael Chiesa will break his losing streak by defeating Jingliang or will the latter deliver Chiesa another loss on April 8.
UFC 287 is set to take place at Miami-Dade Arena in Miami, Florida, and will be headlined by Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya II middleweight title bout.