LowKick MMA will be bringing you UFC Fight Island 8: Chiesa vs. Magny results throughout the afternoon (Wed. 20th. January 2021) from the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Taking main event status on short-notice in what could prove to be a pivotal welterweight clash, The Ultimate Fighter 15 victor, Michael ‘The Maverick’ Chiesa meets with 170-pound mainstay, ‘The Haitian Sensation’ Neil Magny, with both hoping to earn a matchup against a top-five contender next, as they offer up three-fight win streaks, respectively.
Making his Octagon return for the first time in a year, submission threat, Chiesa has been flawless since his move to welterweight, besting former WEC and interim UFC welterweight champion, Carlos Condit, and one-time lightweight title chaser, Diego Sanchez to kickstart a two-fight rise. Co-headlining UFC Fight Night Raleigh last January, Chiesa defeated former 155-pound gold holder, Rafael dos Anjos via a unanimous decision.
Elevation Fight Team staple, Magny has himself witnessed a purple-patch of late. Amassing three wins on the trot, the Brooklyn native has taken three consecutive unanimous decision wins over Li Jingliang, Anthony Rocco Martin, and an August victory over former welterweight kingpin, ‘Ruthless’ Robbie Lawler.
A pair of 170-pound talents also feature in the co-main event as The Ultimate Fighter 3: Brazil victor, Warlley Alves meets with Tunisian striker, Mounir ‘The Sniper’ Lazzez.
Hoping to rebound to the winner’s enclosure, Alves battled opposite Randy Brown at UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo in November 2019, and makes his Octagon return off the back of a second-round triangle loss.
10-1 as a professional, Lazzez made his promotional bow at UFC Fight Island 1 in July, featuring against renowned knockout-ace Abdul Razak Alhassan, picking up a unanimous judging win over the power-puncher over three-rounds.
UFC Fight Island 8: Chiesa vs. Magny Results
Main Card: (ESPN+ 12 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Michael Chiesa def. Neil Magny via unanimous decision (49-46 x3)
Welterweight: Warlley Alves def. Mounir Lazzez via first-round (2:35) TKO (Body Kicks & Punches)
Light Heavyweight: Isaac Villanueva def. Vinicius Moreira via second-round (0:39) KO (Punch)
Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi def. Viviane Araujo via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, and 30-26)
Flyweight: Matt Schnell def. Tyson Nam via split decision (29-28 x2, and 28-29)
Featherweight: Lerone Murphy def. Douglas Silva de Andrade via unanimous decision (29-28 x2, and 30-27)
Middleweight: Omari Akhmedov def. Tom Breese via second-round (1:41) submission (Arm-Triangle)
Preliminary Card: (ESPN+ 9 a.m. ET)
Bantamweight: Ricky Simon def. Gaetano Pirrello via second-round (4:00) submission (Arm-Triangle)
Flyweight: Su Mudaerji def. Zarrukh Adashev via unanimous decision (29-28 x2, and 30-27)
Middleweight: Dalcha Lungiambula def. Markus Perez via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Flyweight: Francisco Figueiredo def. Jerome Rivera via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Lightweight: Mike Davis def. Mason Jones via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Bantamweight: Umar Nurmagomedov def. Sergey Morozov via second-round (3:39) Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
Flyweight: Manon Fiorot def. Victoria Leonardo via second-round (4:08) TKO (High-Kick & Punches)