Michael Chiesa will look to bounce back from his recent loss to Vicente Luque when he takes on rising welterweight prospect Sean Brady at a UFC Fight Night on November 20th, as first reported by Brett Okamoto.
This welterweight clash will see the winner put on the cusp of the top five of the division, potentially earning an opportunity to face one of those esteemed names placed at the very top of the welterweight rankings.
This UFC Fight Night will likely take place at the UFC Apex, with no location announced for the event as of yet.
Michael Chiesa vs Sean Brady: Contender vs Prospect
Chiesa (17-5 MMA, 11-5 UFC) sits at seventh in the welterweight rankings and will look to get himself back amongst the best in the division by adding a first defeat to his opponent’s record. The ‘Maverick’ appeared one potential victory off title contention entering his fight against Vicente Luque. He fell to defeat in what was a crazy sequence of events in the first round, ending with the 33-year-old tapping to a D’Arce submission. Chiesa had been on a four-fight win streak entering his fight vs Luque, with notable wins over Rafael Dos Anjos and Neil Magny in that run.
Brady (14-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) is certainly one-to-watch in the welterweight division and is quickly taking the division by storm. The prospect was scheduled to face Kevin Lee twice in the past two months, but injuries in both camps brought an end to both fights happening. He will now face another big name in the UFC with more on the line this time as he will look to enter the upper echelons of the welterweight rankings.
November 20th UFC Fight Night Overview
With this welterweight clash of Chiesa vs Brady confirmed for the UFC Fight Night on November 20th, let’s take a look at what else is in store. It is still early days with plenty more fights set to be scheduled for the date, but this is how the event is shaped up at the moment:
- Welterweight bout: Michael Chiesa vs Sean Brady
- Women’s Flyweight bout: Joanne Calderwood vs Alexa Grasso
- Women’s Strawweight bout: Loma Lookboonme vs Cheyanne Buys
- Flyweight bout: Cody Durden vs Qileng Aori
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