Neil Magny vs. Michael Chiesa Targeted for UFC Card in Abu Dhabi on Jan. 20
By: Tristen Critchfield Dec 22, 2020
A pivotal welterweight clash is on tap for Jan. 20 in Abu Dhabi, as
Magny is expected to square off against Michael
Chiesa at a UFC Fight Night event.
was first to report the pairing. UFC Fight Night takes place on Yas
Island in Abu Dhabi and is headlined by a 170-pound tilt between
Edwards and Khamzat
Chimaev. Either Chiesa or Magny could serve as a back up for
the main event, according to the report.
Chiesa, meanwhile, has emerged as a contender at 170 pounds since
moving up from lightweight in 2018. “The Ultimate Fighter 15”
winner has kicked off his welterweight run with victories against
Sanchez and Rafael dos
Anjos. “Maverick” went 7-4 during his stint at 155 pounds.