Bobby Nash to step in against Li Jingliang at UFC on Fox 23

UFC newcomer Bobby Nash

The UFC has tabbed Bobby Nash to replace Yancy Medeiros at UFC on Fox 23. The newcomer will take on Li Jingliang at the event, which takes place Jan. 28 at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

Nash holds an 8-1 record as a professional. He is riding a six-fight winning streak that dates back to 2015. In his last fight, he scored a second-round knockout over UFC veteran Lewis Gonzalez at Global Knockout 7.

Jingliang joined the UFC in 2014 and has gone 3-2 in the promotion. During his run, he has picked up victories over David Michaud, Anton Zafir and TUF winner Dhiego Lima. After defeating Zafir in his last bout, his professional record improved to 11-4.

In the main event of UFC on Fox 23, women’s bantamweight contenders Valentina Shevchenko and Julianna Pena face off in a bout that will likely decide the next challenger for Amanda Nunes’ title.