MICHAEL CHIESA and Neil Magny headline a packed midweek UFC Fight Night from the UAE.
Ahead of a huge night ahead at UFC 257 on Saturday, there's a host of action from Fight Island as the welterweight pair look to line up a 170lbs title shot.
Chiesa is unbeaten since moving into the division three years ago and currently ranks as the No10 welterweight in the UFC rankings.
Magny meanwhile enjoyed a superb 2020 with three decision victories over Li Jingliang, Anthony Rocco Martin and Robbie Lawler.
When is UFC Fight Night – Chiesa vs Magny?
- This midweek Fight Night is part of a special triple-header from Fight Island.
- It will be held on Wednesday, January 20.
- The prelims are expected to get underway at 3pm GMT.
- The main card start at 5pm, with the main event expected from 7pm.
Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?
You can catch all of the action live on BT Sport 3.
Coverage of the prelims starts at 3pm, with the main card coverage from 5pm.
If you're a BT Sport customer, grab the BT Sport app to stream on a number of devices.
Can I watch for free?
- EE customers can get a free three-month trial of BT Sport by texting SPORT to 150.
- At the end of the three months you will automatically roll onto the £15 per month subscription.
- Or you can cancel the trial at any time during the three months by texting STOP SPORT to 150.
- Michael Chiesa vs Neil Magny (welterweight)
- Warlley Alves vs Mounir Lazzez (welterweight)
- Ike Villanueva vs Vinicius Moreira (light heavyweight)
- Roxanne Modafferi vs Viviane Araujo (women's flyweight)
- Matt Schnell vs Tyson Nam (flyweight)
- Lerone Murphy vs Douglas Silva de Andrade (featherweight)
- Omari Akhmedov vs Tom Breese (middleweight)
- Ricky Simon vs Gaetano Pirrello (bantamweight)
- Su Mudaerji vs Zarrukh Adashev (flyweight)
- Dalcha Lungiambula vs Markus Perez (middleweight)
- Francisco Figueiredo vs Jerome Rivera (flyweight)
- Mike Davis vs Mason Jones (lightweight)
- Umar Nurmagomedov vs Sergey Morozov (bantamweight)
- Victoria Leonardo vs Manon Fiorot (women's flyweight)
What they said
Chiesa: "Neil’s got great skills and he’s a good man.
“These are the guys I want to compete against. I’ve done the whole press conference thing, I’ve done the trash talk and stuff.
"It’s just not who I am. That doesn’t mean that any fight after I won’t get pitted against a guy who will talk trash, and that’s all fine and dandy. I just don’t engage in that anymore.
"It’s always nice to go out there and compete against a guy you have a lot of respect for, and is a good all-around human being, a great athlete. I think that can lead to fireworks as well.
"You don’t have to hate the guy to put on a great performance and I know Neil is gonna bring it."
Magny: "This is a huge opportunity for both Michael Chiesa and I to go out and prove why we’re two of the best welterweights in the division."
"It was kind of being overshadowed with the Khamzat hype and Leon Edwards being inactive, it’s kind of taken the headlines going into this fight.
"I feel like everything played out just the right way in order for Chiesa and I go out and shine."
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