Lipeng Zhang will make his first post-TUF appearance versus Chris Wade. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Lipeng Zhang , winner of “The Ultimate Fighter: China,” has verbally agreed to fight Chris Wade at UFC Fight Night “McGregor vs. Siver” in Boston on Jan. 18.
Ultimate Fighting Championship officials announced the bout on Saturday morning. The Sunday afternoon card will take place at TD Garden and features a main event of Conor McGregor against Dennis Siver. In addition, Eddie Alvarez meets Benson Henderson, Costas Philippou will challenge Uriah Hall at middleweight, and Jorge Masvidal squares off with Norman Parke at 155 pounds.
Zhang has been victorious in his two fights under the UFC banner, defeating Wang Sai at UFC Fight Night “Kim vs. Hathaway,” and Brendan O’Reilly at UFC Fight Night “Bisping vs. Le” via decision. The two wins have now pushed “The Warrior” over the .500 mark on his career.
Following an impressive technical submission of Cain Carrizosa at UFC 177, Wade will look to keep his momentum in full swing. The native of Long Island, New York, has only tasted defeat once in nine fights, a WSOF 2 decision defeat to Ozzy Dugulubgov.