Tony Ferguson vs Michael Chiesa to headline UFC Fight Night 91

A lightweight bout between Tony Ferguson and Michael Chiesa is set to headline UFC Fight Night 91, as announced by the UFC during the Fight Night Rotterdam broadcast.


After a Performance of the Night victory at UFC on FOX 19, Michael Chiesa called out Tony Ferguson in his post-fight interview, and the UFC granted his wish. A total of four bouts have been announced for UFC Fight Night 91, which will mark the UFC’s first event in South Dakota.


Tony Ferguson (20-3) was expected to face Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC on FOX 19 but withdrew after suffering an injury involving blood entering his lungs. The 32-year old has won seven straight fights with five of the seven wins coming by way of stoppage. Most recently, Ferguson faced Edson Barboza at the TUF 22 finale and won the fight via second-round submission, earning himself two post-fight bonuses. He holds notable recent wins against Josh Thompson and Abel Trujillo.


Chiesa (14-2) is coming off of a submission victory against Beneil Dariush, earning himself a Performance of the Night bonus. The win extended his current streak to three straight and his UFC record to 7-2. Chiesa also impressed in his bout against Jim Miller at UFC Fight Night 80, where he submitted the BJJ black-belt in the second round of a fight that was named the Fight of the Night.


UFC Fight Night 91 is scheduled to take place on July 13 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in  Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.


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