Breaking: Michael Chiesa vs. Tony Ferguson headlines July’s UFC Fight Night event in South Dakota

May 8, 2016 12:19 pm by Chris Taylor
Tony Ferguson

A key lightweight tilt will take place in South Dakota on July 13, as UFC officials just announced that Michael Chiesa (14-2 MMA) will battle Tony Ferguson (20-3 MMA) in the event’s headliner.

Chiesa is coming off an impressive submission victory over Beneil Dariush which he earned at April’s UFC on FOX 19 event. The victory marked “Maverick’s” third in a row, as he had previously submitted Jim Miller and earned a decision victory over Mitch Clarke.

Meanwhile, Tony Ferguson will look to extend his impressive win streak to eight in a row by defeating Chiesa this July in South Dakota. “El Cucuy” was expected to fight “The Eagle” Khabib in a number one contender’s bout at last month’s UFC on FOX event, but was unfortunately forced to pull out of the bout due to an injury.

Who do you think will win the key lightweight battle, Ferguson or Chiesa? Sound off PENN Nation!


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