Michael Chiesa will return to the Octagon for the first time in over a year on June 25th, and he’ll battle fellow lightweight contender, Kevin Lee.
Recently the UFC announced that the fight will headline its upcoming Fight Night card on that date in Oklahoma City.
Following Chiesa’s submission win over Beneil Dariush last April, he was booked to fight Tony Ferguson in July, but he had to withdraw due to a back injury. Chiesa (14-2) is currently riding a three fight winning streak.
Lee (15-2) fought a few weeks ago at UFC FN 106 and tapped out Francisco Trinaldo. The surging lightweight has won four in a row.
So, that’s an interesting bout between the #7 ranked Chiesa and the #11 positioned Lee.