One of the UFC’s most promising prospects gets a huge step up in not only competition, but the 170lb rankings as well. Undefeated Sean Brady welcomes a fight against #9 ranked welterweight, Ultimate Fighter winner, Michael “Maverick” Chiesa (18 wins – 5 losses) at UFC Fight Night on November 20.
Chiesa, who is coming off a loss to #4 ranked Vicente “The Silent Assassin” Luque (21 wins – 7 losses – 1 draw), was submitted by way of D’arce Choke at UFC 265, but prior to this, was riding a four-fight win streak in the Welterweight Division. These wins came against the likes of former Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos, Carlos Condit and more. Now, he steps in against an undefeated prospect, with a lot of praise, in a very dangerous matchup.
The #13 ranked Sean Brady is currently on a 14-fight win streak, 4 of those wins in the UFC, with his last win coming over Jake Matthews by way of arm-triangle choke submission in the third round at UFC 259. Brady, a former Cage Fury Fighting Championships Welterweight Champion, looks to move one step closer to capturing UFC gold with a statement win over “Maverick”.
Current UFC commentator and former ranked Lightweight, Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder, (17 wins – 6 losses) who is also a training partner of Brady, has been quoted in interviews and on the broadcast table, saying the undefeated prospect is the strongest competitor the veteran has ever trained with. Brady is also a Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, who will put his grappling to the test against a powerful grappler in his own right, in Chiesa.
Although Brady is known as a decorated and powerful grappler, he is also an effective boxer, which has been showcased throughout his UFC career. A beautiful check left hook is one of his most effective techniques. One he will be sure to implement and use to dictate the range against the much taller and longer Michael Chiesa. The grappling/Jiu Jitsu will be a beautiful sight in this matchup, with scrambles, transitions, and reversals a plenty.
Will the length and height of Chiesa be the deciding factor? Or will the beautiful boxing and grappling strength of the undefeated Brady take charge? All these questions and more will be answered on November 20th, in a fight which will be sure to either make a star or establish a current contender’s spot at the top of the Welterweight Division.
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My Name is Marc Monnier. I am an aspiring MMA/Pro Wrestling Journalist, currently working towards my dream. I currently run my own mma/pro wrestling podcast “Touch ‘Em Up!” Available on ALL podcast platforms. I have trained in mixed martial arts for over 12 years and hope to display my knowledge and breakdowns to the entire mma community!