Less than a month after his last fight, Michael Chiesa is already set for a return against the rising star Sean Brady.
Michael Chiesa last fought at UFC 265 on August 7 against Vicente Luque, where he would come up short, losing via submission against the talented Brazilian in the first round. Less than a month later, Chiesa is already slated for a return to the octagon against the undefeated, 13th ranked Sean Brady on November 20. The booking was first reported by ESPN.
Prior to the loss to Luque, Chiesa was rising fast at 170. Having fought at lightweight for six years after winning The Ultimate Fighter in 2012, he would go on to have a middling run at 155lbs. However, Chiesa made the move 15 pounds up after missing weight and ending up submitted by Anthony Pettis at UFC 226. Following the move, Chiesa would dominate in his first four fights, two of those being lopsided wins coming against former champions Carlos Condit and Rafael Dos Anjos. Chiesa’s last win against Neil Magny in January helped set up the highly anticipated fight against Luque.
Sean Brady on the other hand is sitting nicely at 14-0 to start his MMA career. Debuting in 2014, Brady would sign to the big show five years later and immediately made an impact. Brady won his debut against Court McGee and followed that up with three straight-wins, the last of which came against Jake Matthews in March. Finishing the Australian fighter helped propel Brady into the top-15. While Brady was supposed to be matched up with Kevin Lee earlier this year, he was forced to pull out due to injury.
As of now, the UFC’s November 20 Fight Night card doesn’t have a location but is likely to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The fight joins other fights on the card such as Joanne Calderwood vs. Alexa Grasso, and Terrance McKinney vs. Fares Ziam.