UFC Fight Night Chiesa v Magny Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Michael Chiesa made a strong statement at UFC Fight Island 8 with his fourth straight win as a UFC welterweight.

Chiesa dominated veteran Neil Magny on Saturday at Fight Island, earning unanimous scores of 49-46 for a commanding performance on the feet and on the mat. Afterward, Chiesa called his shot with a request to fight ex-interim champ Colby Covington.

In the co-main event, The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 winner Warlley Alves made a successful return to the octagon by deflating the hype train of Mounir Lazzez.

Check out what fighters had to say about UFC Fight Island 8.


Michael Chiesa def. Neil Magny

Going to be a tough first two rds for Neil but we will see after that

— Anthony Rocco Martin (@TonyRoccoMartin) January 20, 2021

Chiesa put a lot of pressure on Bruce there

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) January 20, 2021

Round 1 to Chiesa.

— michael (@bisping) January 20, 2021

Trending well for Chiesa this fight. The man who wins the clinch in this fight will be the winner. That man is @MikeMav22

— michael (@bisping) January 20, 2021

Come on @NeilMagny it's not over yet keep grinding

— Michael Venom Page (@Michaelpage247) January 20, 2021

Chiesa is tired but on the ground he gets in a flow state

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) January 20, 2021

Magny needs a finish if he’s gonna win. 4-0 to Chiesa

— michael (@bisping) January 20, 2021

Chef Chiesa cookin to the Bone

— Bryce Mitchell (@ThugnastyMMA) January 20, 2021

Let’s go Neil!! The time is now. #UFCFightIsland @ufc

— Kevin Holland (@Trailblaze2top) January 20, 2021

Chiesa been working on his ground game

— Kevin MTP Lee (@MoTownPhenom) January 20, 2021

Always nice to watch UFC fight card in European time. Thanks ! Great performance by @MikeMav22.
#UFCFightIsland8

— Jan Blachowicz (@JanBlachowicz) January 20, 2021

Italians do it better @mikemav22#ufcfightisland8#ufcdaznitaly

— Alessio 'Manzo' Di Chirico (@ManzoDiChirico) January 20, 2021

Welterweight @MikeMav22 is different

— Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) January 20, 2021

@NeilMagny @MikeMav22 congratulation ✊ https://t.co/vl24S2M17X

— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) January 20, 2021

Congrats @MikeMav22 on an excellent performance #UFCFightIsland

— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) January 20, 2021


Warlley Alves def. Mounir Lazzez

Excited to see louzez perform again. Very impressive debut. Solid technical striker

— Brian BOOM Kelleher (@brianboom135) January 20, 2021

There goes all my money. Need a fight

— Brian BOOM Kelleher (@brianboom135) January 20, 2021

Didn’t expect that.

— michael (@bisping) January 20, 2021

Wow what a performance by Alves! Very aggressive! On point! #ufcfightisland8

— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) January 20, 2021

Wow wasn’t expecting that warley didn’t give him a chance to think or start

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) January 20, 2021


Viviane Araujo def. Roxanne Modafferi

10-8 araujo secondo voi ?#ufcdaznitaly

— Alessio 'Manzo' Di Chirico (@ManzoDiChirico) January 20, 2021

Roxanne has so much heart!!

— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) January 20, 2021

♀️ ‍♀#UFCFightIsland

— Katlyn Chookagian (@blondefighter) January 20, 2021

What a performance for Araujo!!!#ufcfightisland8#ufcdaznitaly

— Alessio 'Manzo' Di Chirico (@ManzoDiChirico) January 20, 2021

Congrats @ViviAraujoMMA what a great performance! #UFCFightIsland

— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) January 20, 2021

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