A top-15 matchup between contenders Sean Brady and Jack Della Maddalena has been announced for July 8 at UFC 290 in Las Vegas, Nevada, inside the T-Mobile Arena, per Bendaman2001 via Twitter.
This bout takes place in the Welterweight (170 lbs) division.
Sean Brady holds a professional record of 15-1 (5-1 UFC) and is ranked #9 in the Welterweight division. He holds notable wins over Michael Chiesa, Jake Matthews, and Ismail Naurdiev.
Jack Della Maddalena holds a professional record of 14-2 (4-0 UFC) and is ranked #13 in the Welterweight division. He holds credible wins over Randy Brown, Danny Roberts, and Ramazan Emeev.
Official odds have yet to be released.
Sean Brady was tearing through the Welterweight division through 2020 and 2021, putting together a five-fight winning streak, including two submissions. However, his streak ended abruptly at UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev, where he lost for the first time against Belal Muhammad via second-round TKO. Despite being wrestlers, the two would strike for the entire contest, and although Brady showed improved and accurate striking, it wouldn’t be enough to get past top contender Muhammad. He’ll now be looking to prove that he can bounce back from a loss and look to use his dominant wrestling against Della Maddalena.
Jack Della Maddalena had an electrifying first year inside the UFC. He debuted at UFC 270: Ngannou vs. Gane and would secure a first-round TKO over Pete Rodriguez dominantly. He would go on to secure two more first-round TKO wins over Emeev and Roberts and faced his biggest test in February of this year on the undercard of UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski. Della Maddalena would face Randy Brown and KO him in the first round. Now, riding four straight first-round finishes, he’ll look to use his dominant striking to secure his largest victory over Sean Brady.
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