Two lightweight contenders Michael Chiesa and Anthony Pettis are ready to collide again at the upcoming UFC 226 pay-per-view (PPV) event on July 7, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada, MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani first confirmed the news.
Anthony Pettis vs. Michael Chiesa is now slated to be rebooked for UFC 226 on July 7, multiple sources confirm.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 1, 2018
Michael Chiesa and Anthony Pettis were originally set to meet at UFC 223 earlier this month, but the bout fell apart after Conor Mcgregor’s alleged bus rampage at media day festivities. Angry Mcgregor landed a metal dolly through the window of the van carrying UFC fighters including Chiesa. As a result, Chiesa suffered face lacerations and deemed medically unfit to fight.
Michael “Maverick,” Chiesa (14-3) is looking to get back to winning way after his recent defeat, albeit somewhat controversially, by Kevin Lee at UFC Fight Night 112 back in June 2017. Prior to this loss, Chiesa was riding on three-win streaks over the likes of Beneil Dariush, Jim Miller, and Mitch Clarke.
A former champion Anthony Pettis (20-7) who is coming off a TKO loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC Fight Night 120 last November.
UFC 226 is set to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 7. The main headliner features a heavyweight super fight between champ Stipe Miocic and light heavyweight Daniel Cormier. The co-main features a featherweight champ Max Holloway is looking to defend his title against undefeated Brian Ortega.