Alessio Di Chirico
Manzo

Italy

Added to Sao Paulo card
MiddleweightUFC
October 11, 2019
Di Chirico will be pinned up against Antonio Arroyo in a middleweight bout at UFC Sao Paulo on Nov. 16, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Di Chirico's 2019 has started in a slump, as he's fell short in each of his last two trips to the octagon. Most recently, he fell to Makhmud Muradov at UFC Fight Night 160 a couple weeks ago. He'll be welcoming a newcomer in November, as Arroyo is slated to make his UFC debut with a 9-2 professional record.
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Drops narrow decision
MiddleweightUFC
September 29, 2019
Di Chirico lost to Makmud Muradov via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC Copenhagen on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Di Chirico looked to have gotten off to an early lead after a late flurry in the first round, but was unable to carry that momentum into the second, where Muradov connected with a right hand that opened up a cut. The third round was more of a back-and-forth affair that the judges ultimately awarded to Muradov, who had the final edge in significant strikes by a score of 54 to 36. Both men were constantly throwing and missing, with each connecting on 31 percent of their significant strikes. An argument could be made that this fight should have gone to Di Chirico, but the judges didn't agree and he'll lose his second consecutive decision as a result.
Gets new opponent in Denmark
MiddleweightUFC
September 17, 2019
Di Chirico (12-3-0) is now scheduled to take on Makhmud Muradov (22-6-0) in a middleweight fight Sept. 28 at UFC Copenhagen after Peter Sobotta withdrew from the card Monday due to an unspecified injury, Shawn Bitter of CagesidePress.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Di Chirico will be looking to rebound in Denmark after taking a loss via unanimous decision to Kevin Holland the last time he entered the Octagon in June at UFC Greenville. With Sobotta electing to postpone his middleweight debut, Di Chirico will draw a UFC newcomer in Muradov, who earned a contract from the promotion after winning each of his past 11 fights.
Books fight with Sobotta in Denmark
MiddleweightUFC
July 15, 2019
Peter Sobotta (17-6-1) announced Monday via his personal Twitter account that he will face Di Chirico (12-3-0) in a middleweight bout at UFC Copenhagen on Sept. 28.
ANALYSIS
Di Chirico will face a quick turnaround for the fight after most recently entering the Octagon in late June, when he lost to Kevin Holland at UFC Greenville. Di Chirico had won his first two fights after signing with the UFC, defeating Oluwale Bamgbose in December 2017 and scoring a split-decision victory over Julian Marquez last July.
Drops close decision
MiddleweightUFC
June 22, 2019
Di Chirico lost to Kevin Holland via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night 154 in Greenville, South Carolina on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Di Chirico was able to land enough big shots and elbows in the clinch to win Round 2 after being outworked in the first frame, but failed to take advantage of the fairly obvious shoulder issue of his opponent, standing at range and once again allowing himself to be outworked in the final round. Di Chirico is a strong athlete who can do a little bit of everything, but he has yet to put his game together in such a way where he can progress up the rankings. He falls to 12-3 in professional MMA as a result of the loss.
Draws Kevin Holland in Greenville
MiddleweightUFC
May 1, 2019
Di Chirico (undisclosed) will take on Kevin Holland in a middleweight matchup at UFC Greenville on June 22, Jose Youngs of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
It will be almost a year between fights by the time Di Chirico steps into the cage, as his previously-scheduled bout against Tom Breese was called off after Di Chirico suffered an undisclosed injury. Presumably healthy, he'll now turn to Holland, who will enter with big height and reach advantages, though he has just three UFC fights. It's a small sample size, but Holland has a slight edge in terms of both striking volume and striking accuracy.