UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Magny is all set to be the second UFC event of 2021. Top welterweight contenders will collide at the UFC Fight Island as #8 ranked Michael Chiesa meets #9 Neil Magny with the victor looking to break into the elite top 5. Magny is on a fantastic run after returning from a layoff and meeting Li Jingliang in a 3-round battle at the beginning of 2020.
How to Watch UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Magny in the US | UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Magny US Time
UFC FIGHT NIGHT on ESPN+: CHIESA vs. MAGNY will take place Wednesday, January 20, 2021, on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island. All bouts will air live on ESPN, ESPN Desportes, and ESPN+ in the U.S. with the main card beginning at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT and the prelims starting at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT.
How to watch UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Magny in India | UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Magny India Time
UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Magny will be live in India on Wednesday, 20 January 2021. The Preliminary Card of the event will start at 7:30 PM IST and the Main Card of the event will start at 10:30 PM IST. The main card of the event, which happens at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be live on SONY TEN 2 and SONY LIV in India.
UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Magny Fight Card
Chiesa (17-4, fighting out of Spokane Valley, Wash.) has his sights set on continuing his ascent up the welterweight ranks by taking out one of the division’s toughest competitors.
The winner of The Ultimate Fighter season 15, Chiesa established himself as one of the best lightweights in the world with victories over Beneil Dariush and Jim Miller before moving up to welterweight in 2018. Since the move, Chiesa has gone undefeated with wins over Rafael Dos Anjos, Diego Sanchez, and Carlos Condit. He now looks to make it four in a row and stake his claim for a spot in the top 5.
A member of the UFC roster since 2013, Magny (24-8, fighting out of Denver, Colo.) has faced the who’s who of the welterweight division. Among the most active athletes on the roster with a record-tying five wins in a calendar year in 2014, Magny’s resume includes victories over former UFC champions Robbie Lawler, Johny Hendricks, and Carlos Condit. He now seeks to begin the New Year with a major win and work his way towards his first UFC title shot.
Additional bouts on the card include:
The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 winner Warlley Alves (13-4, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) matches up with Mounir Lazzez (10-1, fighting out of Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Featherweight standout Lerone Murphy (9-0-1, fighting out of Manchester, England) plans to stay undefeated when he takes on durable veteran Douglas Silva (26-3, 1 NC, fighting out of Castanhal, Para, Brazil)
Ike Villanueva (16-11, fighting out of Katy, Texas) faces Dana White’s Contender Series: Brazil veteran Vinicius Moreira (9-4, fighting out of Brasilia, Brazil) at light heavyweight
In a middleweight bout guaranteed to deliver action, Dalcha Lungiambula (10-2, fighting out of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) takes on submission artist Markus Perez (12-4, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
No. 8 ranked women’s flyweight contender Roxanne Modafferi (25-18, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) meets No. 9 Viviane Araujo (9-2, fighting out of Brasilia, Brazil) in a battle to break into the top 5
In a contest of flyweight prospects, Su Mudaerji (13-4, fighting out of Chengdu, Sichuan, China) aims to stop Zarrukh Adashev (3-2, fighting out of New York, N.Y. by way of Samarkand, Uzbekistan) from earning his first UFC win
Francisco Figueiredo (11-3-1, fighting out of Belem, Para, Brazil), brother of UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo, intends to make a statement in his debut against Dana White’s Contender Series veteran Jerome Rivera (10-3, fighting out of Santa Fe, N.M.) at flyweight
Lightweight Mike Davis (8-2, fighting out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) looks to spoil the highly anticipated debut of Mason Jones (10-0, fighting out of Blaenavon, Wales)
In an exciting matchup of top 15 flyweights, No. 9 ranked Matt Schnell (14-5, fighting out of Shreveport, La.) meets No. 13 Tyson Nam (20-11-1, fighting out of Wahiawa, Hawaii)
Dana White’s Contender Series signee Victoria Leonardo (8-2, fighting out of Shreveport, La.) and Manon Fiorot (5-1, fighting out of Nice, France) battle at flyweight
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