Octagon Oracles: Aoriqileng

Aoriqileng gets the WLF Bantamweight Championship attached to his waist Aoriqileng given the WLF Bantamweight Championship following a win in 2019. Photo Credit: Youtube/Mavlet Batirov

What’s more impressive than the nickname “Mongolian Murderer” is the 18-6 record Aoriqileng has. Now at his prime at 27-years-old Aoriqileng is currently on a six-fight win streak. After fighting at bantamweight his entire career, Aoriqileng will be making his debut at 125-pounds. Aoriqileng will be testing himself against “Dana White’s Contender Series” contract winner Jeff Molina, who is also making his debut.

Shawn Bitter

Grade: C+
The footage on Aoriqileng was very limited – I watched four fights. What I was able to gather is he has some wrestling skills but is mainly a striker. I’ve seen him willing to have back-and-forth firefights in the pocket. Seeing that he has never been finished by strikes is a good sign. He’s definitely an exciting fighter but there is just so much unknown.

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Tom Albano

Grade: C
At just 27-years-old (soon to be 28), not only is Aoriqileng entering his first UFC bout this weekend, but he’s entering the 25th fight of his professional MMA career overall. Having mostly competed in the China regional scene (including notable promotion W.L.F. W.A.R.S.). Aoriqileng has definitely had time to improve since making his first pro MMA appearance in 2015. He’s ranked as the fourth best bantamweight in China currently by Tapology, and one of his current six losses has come at the hands of current UFC flyweight talent Kai-Kara France — and Aoriqileng went the distance with him.

Aoriqileng, who comes out of Xin-Du Martial Arts Club, is a great striker and has a lot of aggression that could make him an exciting fighter. Against speedy fighters, skilled counters and ground-aggressive fighters, however, he could struggle. It doesn’t help his grappling game is only decent at best — and the level of competition he faced during his regional scene run hasn’t been too great either. There’s something here with Aori but the game has to step up now that he’s in the UFC, and Molina may be a tough first test.

Out Within 1-2 Years
50/50 Winner
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A Mainstay Through the Years
Top 15
Top 10
Top 5
Title Contender
Champion