Michael Chiesa soundly defeated Neil Magny within the Battle Island eight primary occasion after which referred to as out Colby Covington.
Chiesa is now on a 4 struggle win streak within the welterweight division and appears primed for a high 5 struggle.
The primary spherical was very whilst, with many primary occasion scraps, each males have been feeling one another out. Nevertheless, Chiesa’s time in management can have received him the spherical.
Chiesa appeared keen to interact and maintain pumping his jab to search for an entry, however Magny skilfully evaded and supplied some strikes from the surface in return.
Chiesa smothered Magny within the second spherical and didn’t permit him to get any type of offense or rhythm. It was a clear win for
Chiesa who merely managed on the bottom to safe a spherical.
The third began with Magny circling Chiesa, decided to start out getting on the front-foot. After he ran down Chiesa, the pair ended up grappling in opposition to the cage jostling for place. Finally, Magny overpowered Chiesa and gained management and secured the ever harmful again place.
Chiesa was capable of power his means up and out of harms means and the pair separated. The grappling that might ensue on the bottom once more appeared as if Magny had the higher hand, however Chiesa proved to be a slippery buyer throughout each exchanged and may of even had a entrance facelock utilized at one level.
Spherical 4 noticed Chiesa land an enormous proper hand and he shortly adopted it up with a takedown to kick issues off. Cheisa dominated on the bottom and he had over eight minutes price of management on the mid-way level of the fourth spherical.
He very practically acquired the rear-naked choke going as a part of that management within the fourth, however Magny did extraordinarily properly to evade and roll by means of.
As soon as again on their toes, Magny landed a fantastic operating knee, however Chiesa would put the larger man in opposition to the cage as soon as extra. Magny practically locked in a triangle choke along with his legs, however after a minute the place it appeared harmful for Chiesa, he fought his means out and again to manage.
Chiesa landed the primary significant shot of the fifth spherical with a straight left-hand. When Magny tried to fireside again, it resulted in one other clinch and Chiesa taking Magny down. Irrespective of how laborious he tried, the Haitian Sensation couldn’t get away from Chiesa. What promised to be an thrilling struggle type of limped to it’s conclusion with Chiesa simply dominated Magny on the bottom.
Wasn’t the sexiest to observe however Chiesa did what he needed to do to win and also you’ve acquired to respect that. All three judges scored the competition 49-46 to Chiesa.
To shut out, Chiesa says he needs Colby Covington! He mentioned: “Election is over. Colby Covington your shtick is completed. I need you subsequent boy!”