The no. 8-ranked welterweight Neil Magny got the win in UFC 207 action Friday at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, beating former champion after the three rounds.
Neil Magny returned to the win column with a unanimous decision victory but it didn’t come without controversy. Johny Hendricks was landing takedowns and in ground control. No doubting or hating on Bigg Rigg but how take downs can be scored heavily when Hendricks was just holding his opponent and Mangy did more battle from the bottom. UFC even showed that Magny had twice as many significant ground strikes on TV.
The submission Neil Magny attempted when he got the head of former champion caught in a tight triangle with elbows during the first and last round was difference for me. He did more work. It was a near tap experience too. I thought it was going to be a submission finish though.
Close one. Magny edged Hendricks on scores after the three rounds. He also gets 20% of Hendricks purse. Hendricks missed weight for the third time. Neil Magny clearly deserved the win.
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The UFC 207 card on December 30 in Las Vegas got a double jolt of welterweight action on Tuesday, as the promotion announced that former world champion Johny Hendricks will return to face Neil Magny, and Matt “The Immortal” Brown will take on former Strikeforce titleholder Tarec Saffiedine at T-Mobile Arena.
UFC 207, which is headlined by the UFC women’s bantamweight championship bout between Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey, airs live on Pay-Per-View from T-Mobile arena.
Looking to get back in the race to regain his 170-pound title, the No. 7-ranked Hendricks is eager to return to the form that took him to the top of the division in 2014, and a win over the No. 9-ranked Magny, who is 10-2 in his last dozen bouts, is a step in the right direction for “Bigg Rigg.”
Also seeking a return to the win column is Ohio’s Brown, an all-action battler who is always willing to fight the best in the world at anytime. He will get his wish when he faces Saffiedine, a fellow contender who has emerged victorious in six of his last eight.
Stay tuned to UFC.com for more fight card announcements.