UFC Fight Island 8 outcomes: Michael Chiesa takes another action towards title, calls out Colby Covington
Michael Chiesa moved another called the ladder to the welterweight champion with his UFC Battle Island 8 dominance of Neil Magny.
UFC Fight Island 8 occurred on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi. It marks the promo’s 2nd event of a three-event stint that culminates with UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2 on Saturday.
Michael Chiesa smothers Neil Magny en route to consentaneous decision
Following a feeling out duration for the first few minutes of the fight, Chiesa clinched and took Magny to the canvas, quickly transferring to half guard.
He briefly assaulted Magny’s arm, but then relocated to an arm triangle while putting all his weight on Magny’s chest. Chiesa couldn’t discover the submission he was looking for, however finished round one in dominant style.
Magny came out swinging in round 2, but Chiesa quickly clinched, the 2 trading controlling positions along the fence. Chiesa kept his grip and ultimately dragged Magny to the canvas.
Magny regained his feet, however Chiesa instantly took him down, once again smothering him from top position in the half guard. Magny safeguarded well, however Chiesa dropped elbows and hammerfists, all the while keeping himself heavy on Magny’s chest. It was another solid round for Chiesa.
Round 3 started with Magny punching his way into the clinch and eventually tossing Chiesa to the ground. Chiesa quickly restored his feet and cracked Magny with a straight left hand after they separated.
They again clinched and exchanged control, but Chiesa scooped Magny and put him on the canvas.
Chiesa broke Magny with a right-hand man and once again put him on his back to begin the 4th round. He spent a couple minutes in Magny’s complete guard, however once again advanced to half guard.
Magny rushed, however Chiesa took his back, moved to full mount, and after that return to back control as they rushed to their feet, winding up in the clinch.
Chiesa dropped for a takedown, but Magny locked on an inverted triangle hold and assaulted with elbow strikes. Chiesa ultimately worked back to top position in half guard, again ending up the round in control.
Understanding he likely had a comfy lead on the scorecards, Chiesa remained simply out of Magny’s range, dancing away from him for the better part of the final frame till he could as soon as again manage from the clinch.
Having actually returned the fight to the ground, Chiesa masterfully shifted positions, once again smothering Magny and punching him in the head from half guard. He quickly achieved full install, but Magny regained half guard, though he was unable to get away Chiesa’s clutches.
Chiesa finished the battle on top, smothering Magny, the way he had each of the previous rounds, placing on among his most dominant efficiencies to date, and likely moving himself into the thick of title talks.
Prior to he even considers a chance at the champion, however, Chiesa took objective at another welterweight contender.
” The election is over. Colby Covington, your schtick is done. I want you next young boy!”
Warlley Alves makes fast work of Mounir Lazzez
Warley Alves made quick work of Mounir Lazzez in the UFC Battle Island 8 co-main occasion.
Dominating the early going on the ground and on the feet, Alves put Lazzez up against the fence a couple of minutes into the battle.
Lazzez reversed the position along the fence, but after they separated, Alves landed three kicks to the ribs that dropped Lazzez. He then followed with punches while on the canvas, forcing the referee to stop the fight.
It was Alves’s very first battle in more than a year, however he maximized his return.
Ike Villanueva turned out the lights on Vinicius Moreira
Ike Villanueva used his boxing to keep Vinicius Moreira on the backfoot throughout the preliminary, spectacular him on a couple of occasions with a sharp right hand. Moreira landed a great superman punch in the latter part of round one, however primarily had a hard time to match his mixes.
Having actually gotten the better of Moreira in round one, Villanueva’s confidence was high. Moreira tried to toss a punch, but Villanueva’s timing was ideal, as he put out the lights with a counter right hand that ended the battle.
Viviane Araujo controls Roxanne Modafferi
Viviane Araujo lit Roxanne Modafferi up with her jab and boxing mixes for the much better part of the preliminary. She then nearly sent Modafferi with a rear-naked choke as the round injury down on the first frame.
Modafferi attempted to follow her corner’s advice and get Araujo to the canvas. She managed to do so on a number of events, however couldn’t keep the Brazilian fighter down.
Araujo kept assaulting with her fantastic jabs, triggering swelling around Modafferi’s eyes as the fight endured.
Modafferi tried to finish the battle from her back in the final minutes, however Araujo passed to side control to end in a dominant position, taking an unanimous nod from the judges.
Omari Akhmedov was impressive in the UFC Fight Island 8 main card opener. He sent Tom Breese with an arm-triangle choke in the opening minutes of round 2.
Bantamweight Ricky Simon closed out the initial bouts with controling efficiency over Gaetano Pirrello, finishing him with an arm-triangle choke.
Umar Nurmagomedov, cousin of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, gave an excellent accounting of himself in his Octagon debut, submitting Sergey Morozov in the second round of their initial bout.
UFC Fight Island 8: Chiesa vs. Magny outcomes
- Michael Chiesa def. Neil Magny by consentaneous choice (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
- Warlley Alves def. Tyson Nam by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Lerone Murphy def.
Markus Perez by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Francisco Figueiredo def. Jerome Rivera by unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Mike Davis def. Mason Jones by unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Umar Nurmagomedov def.