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Alessio Di Chirico vs. Roman Dolidze off of June 5 UFC event

Alessio Di Chirico won’t be fighting Roman Dolidze on June 5 as planned. The middleweights were expected to face one another on an upcoming UFC card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, but on Thursday Dolidze announced via Instagram that Di Chirico was out of the fight. Though Dolidze stated...
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Alessio Di Chirico vs. Roman Dolidze added to UFC event on June 5

Alessio Di Chirico will look to build upon the momentum he earned following his knockout win over Joaquin Buckley in October. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a matchup between Di Chirico and Roman Dolidze will take place at the UFC’s event on June 5 with a location and venue yet to be announced. BJPenn.com was first to report the bout.
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Alessio Di Chirico to Face Roman Dolidze at UFC Fight Night Event on June 5

Alessio Di Chirico will meet Roman Dolidze in a middleweight matchup at UFC Fight Night on June 5. BJPenn.com was first to report the booking. The card does not have an official location or headliner but is expected to include a heavyweight showdown between Walt Harris and Marcin Tybura on the bill.
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Alessio Di Chirico explains why he declined post-fight Interviews, changes he wants to see in culture of MMA

Alessio Di Chirico said little, and was somehow still one of the most talked-about fighters of the UFC’s first show on ABC. His knockout of Joaquin Buckley would have already been one of the top highlights of UFC Fight Island 7, but it was Di Chirico’s refusal to take part in a post-fight interview with Jon Anik that made waves. The Italian middleweight didn’t offer much clarity when speaking to the media backstage either.
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On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck chats with UFC welterweight Michael Chiesa (10:27) to recap his UFC Fight Island 8 main event win over Neil Magny, feeling the healthiest he has felt in his career, his callout of Colby Covington, thoughts on popular matchmaking ideas against Stephen Thompson and Demian Maia, Dustin Poirier’s big win over Conor McGregor at UFC 257, and the upcoming UFC 258 title fight between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns.
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Joaquin Buckley on knockout loss to Alessio Di Chirico: ‘Just wasn’t my time’

Joaquin Buckley entered UFC Fight Island 7 with two sensational knockout victories over Impa Kasanganay and Jordan Wright under his belt. The latest UFC viral sensation was hoping to keep the momentum alive with another potential statement-making knockout over his next opponent, Alessio Di Chirico. But that did not happen.
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Joaquin Buckley issues statement following head kick KO loss to Alessio Di Chirico

UFC middleweight Joaquin Buckley issued a statement following his head kick KO loss to Alessio Di Chirico at UFC on ABC 1. Buckley was recently named by UFC president Dana White as one of the three fighters to look forward to in 2021, alongside Kevin Holland and Khamzat Chimaev. After scoring back-to-back knockout wins over Impa Kasanganay and Jordan Wright, Buckley was booked to fight Di Chirico in a fight that many were looking at as a squash match. Indeed, the oddsmakers opened Buckley up as a sizeable favorite to beat Chirico, who had lost three straight fights.
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Alessio Di Chirico thanks Dana White for performance bonus following initial snub

UFC middleweight Alessio Di Chirico thanked UFC president Dana White for his “Performance of the Night” bonus after initially snubbing him. Di Chirico picked up a huge upset win when he finished rising star Joaquin Buckley via first-round KO on the UFC on ABC 1 main card. The Italian had lost three straight fights coming into the Buckley matchup and many fans and media believed this was a set-up fight designed for Buckley to continue building his star power. Unfortunately for Buckley, he was on the wrong end of a highlight-reel knockout when Di Chirico kicked him in the face with his shin.
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Alessio Di Chirico Explains Refusing Interviews at UFC on ABC

Alessio Di Chirico threw fans and media off after his win over Joaquin Buckley at the first UFC event broadcast on the ABC network. His initial reaction to scoring the first-round knockout over someone who was the favorite to win, and known for one of the most viral knockouts of 2020 was as expected. He fell to his knees, showed concern for his opponent, then accepted the official victory announcement.
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Alessio Di Chirico KOs the highlight king Joaquin Buckley (Video)

UFC Fight Island 7: Alessio Di Chirico knocked out Joaquin Buckley in spectacular fashion. Alessio Di Chirico defeated Joaquin Buckley via knockout (head kick), Round 1 – 2:12 at UFC Fight Island 7 on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2020, live from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Enter Saturday’s fight with...
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UFC Fight Island 7 video: Alessio Di Chirico delivers devastating head kick to knock out viral sensation Joaquin Buckley

Alessio Di Chirico had no desire to end up on Joaquin Buckley’s highlight reel so the Italian middleweight division his own devastating finish instead. Facing off against the unanimous Knockout of the Year winner from 2020, Di Chirico knew the odds were against him heading into UFC Fight Island 7, especially after he had dropped three consecutive fights in a row. After a few opening exchanges, Di Chirico saw an opening where he launched a huge head kick that absolutely blasted Buckley and sent him crashing to the canvas in a heap as the fight came to a dramatic conclusion.