Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Chiesa to Headline UFC Fight Night in Sioux Falls on July 13

By Tristen Critchfield May 8, 2016


A lightweight clash between Tony Ferguson and Michael Chiesa will headline the UFC Fight Night event in Sioux Falls, S.D., on July 13.

The matchup was announced during the UFC Fight Night Rotterdam broadcast on Sunday. UFC Fight Night “Ferguson vs. Chiesa” takes place at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. and marks the promotion’s first-ever trip to the state. The main card will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1, with prelims airing on both FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Ferguson, who has won seven straight fights, was supposed to face fellow top contender Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC on Fox 19 but had to withdraw from that contest due to injury. “El Cucuy” owns notable wins against Edson Barboza, Josh Thomson, Gleison Tibau and Danny Castillo during his current streak and is 10-1 during his promotional tenure overall.

Chiesa, meanwhile, has won five of his last six Octagon appearances. “The Ultimate Fighter 15” winner has submission victories over the likes of Beneil Dariush, Jim Miller and Al Iaquinta in UFC competition.

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