In November, a welterweight bout between a regular contender and a developing prospect will be held.
Sean Brady and Michael Chiesa have agreed to meet at a future UFC event on November 20, according to two sources familiar with the situation. Because the promotion has not made an announcement, those individuals have requested anonymity. ESPN, a UFC broadcast partner, also reported on the booking.
While no official venue has been confirmed, the event is scheduled to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Brady (14-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) was supposed to fight Kevin Lee at the UFC on ESPN 30 event this past weekend, but he had to pull out due to an infection. The 28-year-old was last seen in March, when he defeated Jake Matthews in the third round by submission.
Chiesa (17-5 MMA, 11-5 UFC) will be looking to bounce back from a disheartening August loss to Vicente Luque at UFC 265. Chiesa had won four consecutive fights, defeating MMA legends Neil Magny, Rafael dos Anos, Diego Sanchez, and Carlos Condit. In the most recent USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie welterweight rankings, he is ranked No. 10.
With the addition to the card, the Nov. 20 UFC event currently includes:
- Joanne Calderwood vs. Alexa Grasso
- Sean Brady vs. Michael Chiesa
- Aori Qileng vs. Cody Durden
- Cheyanne Buys vs. Loma Lookboonmee
- Terrance McKinney vs. Fares Ziam
Source: USA Today