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UFC on ESPN 20: Michael Chiesa takes on Neil Magny

Leon Edwards. vs. Khamzat Chimaev rebooked for later this year

The UFC’s second event of 2021 will feature a welterweight clash between No. 8 Michael Chiesa (17-4-0) and No. 9 Neil Magny (24-7-0).

Chiesa and Magny replace the previous reported main event of Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev, which will be rebooked later this year.

Chiesa, 33, is riding a three fight win streak since moving up from the lightweight division, including a decision win over Rafael Dos Santos last January at UFC on ESPN+ 24.

Magny, 33, also has a three fight win streak, after not competing at all in 2019. He  decisioned Robbie Lawler in his last fight at UFC on ESPN+ 33 in August 2020.

UFC on ESPN 20 is scheduled for Jan. 20 at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi (Fight Island). Coverage begins at 12 noon ET on ESPN+.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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