Considering the fights are taking place in Abu Dhabi, it will feel more like Fight Morning for us in the states.

Shreveport is blessed to be represented quite frequently during UFC events. This week, with all eyes on the UFC brand as Conor Mcgregor's return, draws near, two Shreveport natives will be fighting in the octagon.

Tomorrow, January 20th, Shreveport's Matt Schnell will fight Tyson Nam in the Flyweight division, while our own Victoria Leonardo will fight Manon Fiorot in the women's flyweight division.

Both are coming into UFC Fight Night with impressive records. Schnell 14-5-0, while Leonardo is 8-2-0. Many fans will recognize Schnell from his previous fights in the UFC, as well as his appearance in MTV's Caged, as well as The Ultimate Fighter in 2016.

A win at UFC Fight Night will bode well for Schnell and should further propel him up the rankings. He's currently the 9th-ranked flyweight in the UFC.

As for Leonardo, a win will of course give her the credibility she deserves and has worked so hard for. She is currently unranked in the women's flyweight division, but a win could land her on that list.

Shreveport's Andrea Lee is currently the 11th-ranked fighter in the women's flyweight division.

For us locally, the action will air on ESPN beginning with the prelims at 8:00 AM Central.

Let's go Matt and Victoria, Shreveport will be right behind you!



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