Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Chiesa vs Magny?
Michael Chiesa beat Neil Magny by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC Fight Island 8, on Wednesday 20th January 2021 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Michael Chiesa.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Chiesa vs Magny stats
Michael Chiesa stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws and 11 by submission.
Neil Magny made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested that Chiesa and Magny have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Michael Chiesa was the younger man by 1 year, at 34 years old.
Magny had a height advantage of 2 inches over Chiesa. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Chiesa was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 21 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 1 year and 11 months earlier than Magny, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 42 less professional rounds, 51 to Magny's 93.
Chiesa vs Magny form
Michael Chiesa had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on 25th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at PNC Arena, Raleigh, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Diego Sanchez at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Carlos Condit at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at The Forum, Inglewood.
Before that, he had been beaten by Anthony Pettis at UFC 226 on 7th July 2018 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Last Vegas.
He had lost to Kevin Lee at UFC Fight Night 112 on 25th June 2017 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City.
Magny had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Robbie Lawler at UFC Vegas 8 on 29th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Anthony Rocco Martin at UFC 250 on 6th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jingliang Li at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC Fight Night 140 on 17th November 2018 by knockout in the 4th round at Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He had defeated Craig White at UFC Fight Night 130 on 27th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Neil Magny had been fighting more than Michael Chiesa.
Going to this contest, Michael Chiesa had last fought 2 years, 6 months and 18 days ago, while Neil Magny's last outing had been 1 year, 11 months and 14 days ago.
Chiesa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Magny's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.