Chase Sherman-Isaac Villanueva Heavyweight Duel Completes UFC Fight Night 171 Lineup
By: Tristen Critchfield May 2, 2020
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It turns out that Dana White didn’t quite reveal the full
UFC Fight Night 171 this past Friday.
The May 13 event is now complete with a 10-bout bill that includes
a newly-added heavyweight tilt pitting Chase
Sherman against Isaac
MMAjunkie.com was first to report the booking. UFC Fight Night
171 takes place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville,
Florida, and is headlined by a light heavyweight clash between
Smith and Glover
Teixeira. The card is expected to air on ESPN and ESPN+.
Sherman went 2-5 during his initial stint with the UFC from 2016 to
2018. Since then, “The Vanilla Gorilla” has gone undefeated on the
regional scene and also captured the Bare Knuckle Fighting
Championship heavyweight strap.
Villanueva, the Fury FC light heavyweight champion, will make his
Octagon debut on the strength of a four-bout winning streak that
includes finishes of former UFC competitors Roger
Narvaez and Rashad
Coulter. The Houston native owns a 16-9 career mark and has
finished 13 of those triumphs by knockout or technical knockout.