There was an entertaining night of midweek UFC action that fans enjoyed on Wednesday evening, with the main event seeing Neil Magny attempting to continue his winning sequence.
However, that winning run inside the octagon was brought to a screeching halt after an impressive display by Michael Chiesa. Chiesa was dominant in the success, as he took the majority decision victory from Abu Dhabi.
UFC News: Chiesa Beats Magny
It was an exceptional performance by Chiesa at the Etihad Arena on Wednesday evening. He was dominant in every aspect of the fight, and the stats highlighted that. His strike rate was far superior to his opponent’s, as he landed on 74.4% of his strikes, whereas Magny could only connect on 54.4% of his strikes. Chiesa landed 93 strikes during the fight, with 24 of his 52 significant strikes landing to give him an accuracy of 46.1%. That was far higher than the 24% that Magny managed to land in the welterweight contest.
Magny attempted the only submission in the fight, but it didn’t threaten to throw Chiesa off his game. The winning fighter was also more aggressive with his takedowns, as he managed to floor Magny on four of his six attempts. Meanwhile, Magny was only able to take Chiesa to the mat on one occasion. The win means that Chiesa’s record has now improved to 18-4, while Magny’s professional record has fell to 24-9.
UFC News: Other Results From UFC Fight Night
As well as a thrilling main event, there was a stacked undercard of brilliant displays. In the co-main event, Warlley Alves was able to gain a huge success against Mounir Lazzes, as he won by KO/TKO in the opening round. The victory means that the welterweight has improved his record to 15-4. Meanwhile, there was a win in the light heavyweight division for Ike Villanueva, who also won by KO/TKO in the second round against Vinicius Moreira.
Viviane Araujo picked up a decision win after three rounds of women’s flyweight action against Roxanne Modafferi, while there was also a win for Matthew Christopher Schnell, who claimed a decision victory over Tyson Nam. The first match on the undercard went the way of Lerone Murphy, who beat Douglas Silva de Andrade by decision after three rounds of action in their featherweight contest.