Liu Pingyuan

Liu Pingyuan (born February 13, 1993) is a Chinese mixed martial artist (MMA). He currently competes in the bantamweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Liu Pingyuan
Born (1993-02-13) February 13, 1993 (age 27)
Zhengzhou, Henan, China[1]
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
DivisionBantamweight
Reach70[1] in (178 cm)
Fighting out ofZhengzhou, Henan, China
TeamEnbo Gedou[2]
Team Alpha Male[3]
Years active2010–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total21
Wins15
By knockout4
By submission6
By decision5
Losses6
By knockout2
By submission2
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Liu started his professional MMA career since 2010. He fought primary in China and Mongolia and amassed a record of 11-5 prior signed by UFC.[2]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Liu made his UFC debut on July 22, 2018 on UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith against Damian Stasiak.[4] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[5]

His next fight came on November 24, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 against Martin Day.[6] He won the fight via split decision.[7]

Liu faced Jonathan Martinez on July 13, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: de Randamie vs. Ladd.[8] He lost the fight via knockout in round three.[9]

Liu faced Kang Kyung-ho on November 9, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 23.[10] He lost the fight via split decision.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Liu trains at Team Alpha Male alongside another UFC Chinese fighter Yadong Song and he is the godfather of Song's son.[3]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
21 matches 15 wins 6 losses
By knockout 4 2
By submission 6 2
By decision 5 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 13–7 Kyung Ho Kang Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Korean Zombie December 21, 2019 3 5:00 Busan, South Korea
Loss 13–6 Jonathan Martinez KO (knee) UFC Fight Night: de Randamie vs. Ladd July 13, 2019 3 3:53 Sacramento, California, United States
Win 13–5 Martin Day Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 November 24, 2018 3 5:00 Beijing, China
Win 12–5 Damian Stasiak Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith July 22, 2018 3 5:00 Hamburg, Germany
Win 11–5 Yuichi Ohashi TKO WLF: W.A.R.S. 18 October 28, 2017 1 0:12 Barkam, China
Win 10–5 Nikolay Baykin Submission (armbar) WLF: W.A.R.S. 12 March 11, 2017 2 2:49 Zhengzhou, China Won the WLF Bantamweight Championship.
Win 9–5 Umidjon Musayev TKO (knees to the body) WLP: Elevation Power in Cage 9 October 24, 2016 1 3:48 Zhengzhou, China
Win 8–5 Beno Adamia Submission (inverted triangle choke) WLP: Elevation Power in Cage 6 July 23, 2016 1 N/A Zhengzhou, China
Win 7–5 Andre Paulet Submission (guillotine choke) WLP: Elevation Power in Cage 4 May 28, 2016 1 0:00 Zhengzhou, China
Win 6–5 Arslan Kazimagomedov TKO (punches) WLP: Elevation Power in Cage 1 January 13, 2016 1 N/A Zhengzhou, China Return to Bantamweight.
Win 5–5 Lianjie Liu KO Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation 9 May 18, 2013 1 0:17 Sanya, Henan, China Flyweight bout.
Loss 4–5 Meixuan Zhang Submission (heel hook) Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation 8 September 6, 2013 1 3:11 Hohhot, Mongolia Flyweight bout.
Win 4–4 Zhifa Shang Decision (split) Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation 6 November 8, 2012 Hohhot, Mongolia Flyweight bout.
Win 3–4 Meixuan Zhang Decision (split) Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation 5 September 8, 2012 3 5:00 Hohhot, Mongolia
Win 2–4 Liang Yang Submission (armbar) Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation 4 June 30, 2012 2 3:03 Hohhot, Mongolia
Win 1–4 Lianjie Liu Submission (armbar) Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation 3 March 24, 2012 1 4:31 Chongqing, China
Loss 0–4 Rijirigala Amu Decision (unanimous) Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation 2 December 17, 2011 3 5:00 Chongqing, China
Loss 0–3 Dapeng Wang Submission (armbar) Top of the Forbidden City 6 September 24, 2011 Beijing, China
Loss 0–2 Meixuan Zhang Submission (punches) Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation 1 August 27, 2011 2 0:00 Shanghai, China
Loss 0–1 Chengjie Wu TKO (punches) Xian Sports University: Ultimate Wrestle October 30, 2010 2 4:21 Guangzhou, China

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Liu Pingyuan | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
  2. ^ a b Altatis, Conan (2018-07-16). "Chinese MMA fighter Pingyuan Liu to make UFC debut at 'UFC Fight Night 134'". Top Sports Asia. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
  3. ^ a b Scott, Mathew (2019-07-12). "UFC Fight Night 155: Liu Pingyuan takes inspiration from "brother" Song". The Fight Nation. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
  4. ^ DNA, MMA. "Damian Stasiak treft nieuwkomer Pingyuan Liu tijdens UFC Hamburg". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
  5. ^ "UFC Fight Night 134 results: Pingyuan Liu tops Damian Stasiak to win UFC debut". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-22. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
  6. ^ "Report: Pingyuan Liu Faces Martin Day At UFC Fight Night Beijing | Fightful MMA". www.fightful.com. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
  7. ^ "Liu Pingyuan def. Martin Day at UFC Fight Night 141: Best photos". MMA Junkie. 2018-11-24. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
  8. ^ DNA, MMA. "Team Alpha Male's Pingyuan Liu treft Jonathan Martinez tijdens UFC Sacramento". Retrieved 2019-07-13.
  9. ^ Hiergesell, Dan (2019-07-13). "Knockout! Watch Martinez Starch Liu With Vicious Knee At UFC Sacramento". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  10. ^ DNA, MMA. "Aziatisch onderonsje tussen Kyung Ho Kang en Pingyuan Liu ingepland voor UFC Busan". Retrieved 2019-11-06.
  11. ^ Anderson, Jay (2019-12-21). "UFC Busan Results: Kyung Ho Kang Wrestles His Way to Win Over Liu Pingyuan". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
  12. ^ Sherdog.com. "Pingyuan Liu MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-12-22.

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