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Latest UFC Fight Island 8 fight card, ESPN lineup for ‘Chiesa vs Magny’ on Jan. 20

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After COVID-19 once again postponed the main event showdown between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev, UFC called on longtime veterans Michael Chiesa and Neil Magny to step up and take over headlining duties for the midweek ESPN card on “Fight Island.”

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Event: UFC Fight Island 8: “Chiesa vs. Magny”
Date: Weds., Jan. 20, 2021
Location: Etihad Arena on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi
Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+ (9 a.m. ET | 12 p.m. ET)

UFC Fight Island 8 Main Event on ESPN/ESPN+:

170 lbs.: Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny

UFC Fight Island 8 Main Card on ESPN/ESPN+ (12 p.m. ET):

170 lbs.: Warlley Alves vs. Mounir Lazzez
205 lbs.: Vinicius Moreira vs. Ike Villanueva
125 lbs.: Roxanne Modafferi vs. Viviane Araujo
125 lbs.: Tyson Nam vs. Matt Schnell
145 lbs.: Lerone Murphy vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade

UFC Fight Island 8 Prelims Card on ESPN/ESPN+ (9 a.m. ET):

135 lbs.: Ricky Simon vs. Gaetano Pirrello
185 lbs.: Omari Akhmedov vs. Tom Breese
125 lbs.: Zarrukh Adashev vs. Su Mudaerji
185 lbs.: Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Markus Perez
125 lbs.: Francisco Figueredo vs. Jerome Rivera
155 lbs.: Mike Davis vs. Mason Jones
135 lbs.: Umar Nurmagomedov and Sergey Morozov
125 lbs.: Manon Fiorot vs. Victoria Leonardo

***Fight card, bout order and the amount of matches subject to drastic change because of the various global quarantine restrictions.***


Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Island 8 fight card this week, starting with the ESPN/ESPN+ “Prelims” matches, which are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. ET, then the remaining main card balance at 12 p.m. ET (also on ESPN/ESPN+).

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