Leon Edwards will certainly not be capable to struggle on January 20 on Fight Island, as he completely needed regardless of the forfeit of his preliminary opponent Khamzat Chimaev. The struggle between the two welterweights is postponed once more, and might be changed by ‘Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny ‘.
Chiesa and Magny will subsequently function headliners at UFC Fight Night 185, the second of 3 UFC events scheduled in Abu Dhabi from January 16 to 23.
After the announcement of Shimaev’s withdrawal, who apparently nonetheless retains signs of COVID-19 having already prevented him from preventing Edwards in December, the latter had declared his want to remain on the UFC Fight Island map, notably calling on Jorge Masvidal to come back ahead for the ‘face. It should be mentioned that the Briton has not fought since July 2019 and his victory over Rafael dos Anjos, and that he’s nonetheless ready to have the ability to settle accounts with Masvidal, since their struggle backstage at UFC Fight Night 147.
Unfortunately for him, Masvidal has remained silent on his name, and the UFC is decided to arrange its struggle in opposition to Chimaev, regardless of Kevin Holland additionally volunteering to exchange the Swedish-Chechen.
As for the new main event UFC Fight Night 185 ‘Magny vs. Chiesa ‘, even whether it is much less dreamy than the preliminary poster, this substitute stays moderately sincere from a sporting level of view, because it nonetheless opposes the numbers 8 and 9 of the welterweight division.
Chiesa is at the moment on a 3-game successful streak since rising to 170 kilos, in opposition to Carlos Condit, Diego Sanchez, and most not too long ago Rafael dos Anjos. Neil Magny has achieved the identical feat by defeating Li Jingliang, Anthony Rocco Martin, and most not too long ago Robbie Lawler.
Not positive that is sufficient to console UFC followers although.