UFC Fight Week is returning with one more Fight Night headlining the main event between the number 8th ranked Welterweight fighter Michael Chiesa and number 9th ranked Welterweight fighter Neil Magny.
This event was originally set up to headline the fight between Khamzat Chimaev and Leon Edwards, which was scrapped once again when Khamzat pulled his name. Now Chiesa and Magny have a huge responsibility to entertain the crowd.
UFC Fight Island 8: Michael Chiesa vs Neil Magny Preview
Michael ‘Maverick’ Chiesa is making his comeback inside the Octagon almost after a year, riding on one of the biggest wins of his carrier against Rafael Dos Anjos. Chiesa is finally in his prime in the Welterweight division after having a struggle in the Lightweight division.
The player whose ground game is fairly strong lost two consecutive fights in Lightweight against Kevin Lee and Anthony Pettis both by submission. After this, he moved to his natural weight class i.e. Welterweight, and won three consecutive fights.
Neil Magny is also one of those fighters who are amongst the hardest hitters of UFC. Since losing the fight against Santiago Ponzinibbio and getting failed in the drug test he bounced back pretty nicely. He is also on a three-fight win streak.
UFC Fight Island 8: Michael Chiesa vs Neil Magny Prediction
Michael Chiesa and Neil Magny both fighters have almost a similar fighting style. Chiesa has a better in-ground game and controlling while Magny is better in the striking department. But both of them won their last 2 fights by decisions.
This means the fight is expected to go full five rounds. Chiesa has an impressive resume as compared to Magny; his last three wins came against Rafael Dos Anjos, Diego Sanchez, and Carlos Condit. Magny’s last three wins came against Li Jingliang, Anthony Rocco Martin, and Robbie Lawler.
Chiesa is crowd favorite in this fight with betting odds of -130 in his favor and Magny is the underdog with betting odds +115 in his favor.
Expected Result: Michael Chiesa def Neil Magny