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 33 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 40 less professional rounds, 48 to Magny's 88.
Chiesa vs Magny form
Michael Chiesa had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Neil Magny at UFC Fight Island 8 on 20th January 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Diego Sanchez at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Carlos Condit at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at The Forum, Inglewood.
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.
Chiesa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Magny's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.