Matt Schnell vs. Tyson Nam Rescheduled for UFC Event on Jan. 20

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 14, 2020


A flyweight clash between Matt Schnell and Tyson Nam has been rescheduled for a third time, landing on the UFC’s Jan. 20 event.

MMAjunkie.com was first to report the news. Schnell and Nam were initially slated to meet on Sept. 12, but the bout was canceled when Schnell experienced health issues due to his weight cut. The matchup was rebooked for UFC Fight Night 183 on Dec. 19 but was scrapped for undisclosed reasons.

The UFC Fight Night event is expected to take place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi and could reportedly be headlined by a welterweight tilt between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev.

Schnell will be making his first appearance since December 2019, when he had a four-bout winning streak snapped by Alexandre Pantoja in a first-round knockout loss at UFC Fight Night 165. The 30-year-old American Top Team representative is 4-3 during his Octagon tenure and 14-5 as a professional overall.

A 32-fight veteran, Nam is riding the momentum of back-to-back finishes of Zarrukh Adashev and Jerome Rivera in UFC competition. The 37-year-old Sports Lab member debuted in promotion with a pair of difficult tests, dropping a pair of decisions to Sergio Pettis and Kai Kara France.

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