Daniel Rodriguez scores close split decision win over Li Jingliang in striking battle – UFC 279 Highlights

Daniel Rodriguez
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Continuing his excellent run in a short notice, catchweight bout against welterweight contender, Li Jingliang — Californian striker, Daniel Rodriguez lands his fourth straight victory at UFC 279 with a close, split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) victory on the main card.

Rodriguez, who had been sidelined since August of last year where the handed former interim lightweight title challenger, Kevin Lee a one-sided unanimous decision loss, was originally slated to feature against Kevin Holland tonight at UFC 279.

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Prevailing in his impromptu catchweight clash against Jingliang, Rodriguez likely gave up the opening round against the Chinese fighter, with two of three judges handing the latter a victory on their respective cards — as the duo traded leather over the course of three quite close, and ultra-competitive rounds.

Below, catch the highlights from Daniel Rodriguez’s UFC 279 win over Li Jingliang