The UFC continues its latest run on Fight Island with UFC Fight Island 8: Chiesa vs. Magny. It is the second of three events over the course of eight days.
The fight card was made official following the weigh-in, where all the fighters made weight. Following several injury and COVID-19 induced changes to card, UFC Fight Island 8 features 14 bouts.
All the fights will be simulcast on ESPN and ESPN+.
Main Event: Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny
UFC Fight Island 8 (aka UFC on ESPN 20) features welterweight contenders Neil Magny and Michael Chiesa. The bout was green-lighted with Magny weighing 170.5 pounds and Chiesa 171 pounds.
No. 8 ranked Chiesa is on a three-fight winning streak, including victories over Carlos Condit, Diego Sanchez, and Rafael dos Anjos. This will be his first fight of 2021, but also his first fight in a year.
Magny, ranked No. 9 in the welterweight division, is also on a three-fight winning streak. He, however, fought three times in 2020, defeating Li Jingliang, Anthony Rocco Martin, and Robbie Lawler.
Neither fighter has ever had a UFC title shot, but the winner of the bout could start edging his way into title talks.
UFC Fight Island 8: Magny vs. Chiesa weigh-in results
Main Card (12 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN+)
- Main Event: Welterweight Bout: Michael Chiesa (170.5) vs Neil Magny (171)
- Co-Main Event: Welterweight Bout: Warlley Alves (171) vs Mounir Lazzez (171)
- Light Heavyweight Bout: Ike Villanueva (206) vs Vinicius Moreira (206)
- Women’s Flyweight Bout: Roxanne Modafferi (126) vs Viviane Araujo (126)
- Flyweight Bout: Matt Schnell (126) vs Tyson Nam (126)
- Featherweight Bout: Lerone Murphy (146) vs Douglas Silva de Andrade (145)
Prelims (9 a.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN+)
- Middleweight Bout: Omari Akhmedov (186) vs Tom Breese (186)
- Bantamweight Bout: Ricky Simon (136) vs Gaetano Pirrello (136)
- Flyweight Bout: Sumudaerji (126) vs Zarrukh Adashev (126)
- Middleweight Bout: Dalcha Lungiambula (186) vs Markus Perez (186)
- Flyweight Bout: Francisco Figueiredo (126) vs Jerome Rivera (126)
- Lightweight Bout: Mike Davis (154.5) vs Mason Jones (156)
- Bantamweight Bout: Umar Nurmagomedov (136) vs Sergey Morozov (135)
- Women’s Flyweight Bout: Victoria Leonardo (125.5) vs Manon Fiorot (126)
UFC Fight Island 8: Chiesa vs. Magny weigh-in highlights video
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