New main event, new poster.
On Thursday, the UFC released its official poster for UFC Fight Island 8, which takes place on Jan. 20 in Abu Dhabi and will be headlined by a five-round welterweight bout between Michael Chiesa and Neil Magny.
Welterweight takeover— UFC (@ufc) January 6, 2021
#UFCFightIsland8: @MikeMav22 vs @NeilMagny
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Chiesa and Magny were promoted to the main event spot following the removal of the originally scheduled headliner between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev. Chimaev withdrew from the card due the lingering effects of COVID-19 and it remains to be seen if his bout with Edwards will be rescheduled.
UFC Fight Island 8 airs live on ESPN+ on Jan. 20, with early preliminaries scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. ET.
See the updated card below (bout order to be determined):
Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Lerone Murphy
Roxanne Modafferi vs. Viviane Araujo
Francisco Figueiredo vs. Jerome Rivera
Manon Fiorot vs. Victoria Leonardo
Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Markus Perez
Mason Jones vs. Mike Davis
Su Mudaerji vs. Zarrukh Adashev
Warlley Alves vs. Mounir Lazzez