New main event, new poster.
On Thursday, the UFC released its official poster for UFC Fight Island 8, which takes place on Jan. 20 in Abu Dhabi and will be headlined by a five-round welterweight bout between Michael Chiesa and Neil Magny.
Welterweight takeover#InAbuDhabi | @VisitAbuDhabi ] pic.twitter.com/gRaGBN0fIR
— UFC (@ufc) January 6, 2021
Chiesa and Magny were promoted to the main event spot following the removal of the originally scheduled headliner between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev. Chimaev withdrew from the card due the lingering effects of COVID-19 and it remains to be seen if his bout with Edwards will be rescheduled.
UFC Fight Island 8 airs live on ESPN+ on Jan. 20, with early preliminaries scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. ET.
See the updated card below (bout order to be determined):
Mason Jones vs. Mike Davis