The UFC remains on Fight Island (aka Yas Island, Abu Dhabi) with a card that begins at 9 AM on the east coast on Wednesday. The main event is a fight between two welterweights looking to bust The into the top 5; Michael Chiesa and Neil Magny.
Outside of those two fighters there are very few ranked and/or established UFC talents on the card. The co-main for this one is Warlley Alves taking on promotional sophomore Mounir Lazzez.
The card does have a couple of notable debuts. Francisco Figueiredo, brother of UFC flyweight champ Deiveson Figueiredo, goes against Jerome Rivera. And Umar Nurmagomedov, cousin of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, faces Sergey Morozov.
Before any of those fights can happen, fighters need to make weight. Which has been more difficult than usual under the spectre of COVID-19.
You can check out how that goes by watching the video below. This weigh-in footage is provided by our friends at MMA Fighting. The stream starts at 12 AM ET.
Main Card (ESPN/ESPN+, 12:00 p.m.)
Michael Chiesa (170.5) vs. Neil Magny (171)
Warlley Alves (171) vs. Mounir Lazzez (171)
Ike Villanueva (206) vs. Vinicius Moreira (206)
Roxanne Modafferi (126) vs. Viviane Araujo (126)
Matt Schnell (126) vs. Tyson Nam (126)
Douglas Silva de Andrade (145) vs. Lerone Murphy (146)
Preliminary Card (ESPN/ESPN+, 9:00 a.m.)
Omari Akhmedov (186) vs. Tom Breese (186)
Ricky Simon (136) vs. Gaetano Pirrello (136)
Mudaerji Su (126) vs. Zarrukh Adashev (126)
Dalcha Lungiambula (186) vs. Markus Perez (186)
Francisco Figueiredo (126) vs. Jerome Rivera (126)
Mike Davis (154.5) vs. Mason Jones (156)
Umar Nurmagomedov (136) vs. Sergey Morozov (135)
Manon Fiorot (126) vs. Victoria Leonardo (125.5)
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