The UFC has introduced the formal promotional poster for the impending UFC Fight Island 8: Chiesa vs. Magny function.
The card is slated for January 20 on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. It was initially predicted to be headlined by a welterweight clash concerning No. 3-rated contender Leon Edwards and soaring prospect Khamzat Chimaev. When Chimaev was compelled off the bill owing to lingering COVID-19 signs or symptoms, however, co-headliners Michael Chiesa and Neil Magny were elevated to the primary event spot.
Chiesa and Magny, each prime-15 UFC welterweights, are the stars of the official poster for the card. See it down below:
Michael Chiesa (16-4) will enter the UFC Battle Island 8 primary party with a great 3- mark as a welterweight. Considering the fact that going to the division, the former light-weight has overwhelmed former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit, Supreme Fighter winner Diego Sanchez, and most not too long ago, previous UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. That success has acquired him the No. 8 spot in the promotion’s formal welterweight rankings.
Neil Magny (24-7), on the other hand, at present retains the No. 9 place in the UFC welterweight rankings. He’s at present riding victories over Li Jingliang, Anthony Rocco Martin, and most not too long ago, former UFC welterweight winner Robbie Lawler, who he defeated by final decision on short see.
See the entire UFC Struggle Island 8 card underneath (by means of MMA Mania):
UFC Fight Island 8 Most important Card | 12:00pm ET on ESPN/ESPN+
170 lbs.: Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny (welterweight key function)
170 lbs.: Warlley Alves vs. Mounir Lazzez
205 lbs.: Vinicius Moreira vs. Ike Villanueva
125 lbs.: Roxanne Modafferi vs. Viviane Araujo
145 lbs.: Lerone Murphy vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade
UFC Battle Island 8 Early Prelims | 9:00am ET on ESPN/ESPN+
125 lbs.: Zarrukh Adashev vs. Su Mudaerji
185 lbs.: Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Markus Perez
125 lbs.: Francisco Figueredo vs. Jerome Rivera
155 lbs.: Mike Davis vs. Mason Jones
125 lbs.: Tyson Nam vs. Matt Schnell
125 lbs.: Manon Fiorot vs. Victoria Leonardo
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