Michael Chiesa meets Neil Magny in the welterweight main event of a midweek matinee UFC Fight Night on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The fights will be broadcast on both ESPN and ESPN+, with the main card starting at noon ET and the prelims at 9 a.m. ET.
Chiesa (17-4) is 3-0 since moving to the 170-pound division in late 2018. His last fight was a year ago, a unanimous-decision win over former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos in January 2020. Chiesa is No. 10 in the ESPN rankings for the division.
Magny (24-7) is coming off a big 2020. He went 3-0 during the year, with his most recent win in August over ex-champion Robbie Lawler. For Magny, the active and successful year came after a 2019 in which he did not compete.
Wednesday's fight card will feature seven fighters making their UFC debuts. Among them is Umar Nurmagomedov, the cousin of lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and an undefeated former PFL fighter who recently was named the 10th-best fighter under age 25 by ESPN.
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Wednesday's fight card
ESPN/ESPN+, noon ET
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 | men's flyweight
Lerone Murphy vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade | men's featherweight
ESPN/ESPN+, 9 a.m. ET
Omari Akhmedov vs. Tom Breese | middleweight
Ricky Simon vs. Gaetano Pirrello | men's bantamweight
Su Mudaerji vs. Zarrukh Adashev | men's flyweight
Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Markus Perez | middleweight
Francisco Figueiredo vs. Jerome Rivera | men's flyweight
Mike Davis vs. Mason Jones | lightweight
Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Sergey Morozov | men's bantamweight
Victoria Leonardo vs. Manon Fiorot | women's flyweight