Neil Magny Seeks to Start a Winning Streak Again at UFC 215

After eight months off due to injury, the no. 6-ranked welterweight Neil Magny is back in the UFC octagon on September 9th in Rogers Place Edmonton, Canada looking to continue his winning ways. Magny will go head to head against another former champion at UFC 215: Nunes vs. Shevchencko II. Neil Magny battles Rafael Dos Anjos is a test of two top welterweights.
This will be RDA’s second bout at welterweight. On his debut, the former 155 title holder edged Tarec Saffiedine on scores after the three rounds last June at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia.
The TUF product returned to the win column with a unanimous decision victory over former champion Johny Hendricks eight months ago at UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey. He lost to Lorenz Larkin at UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor II in August last year. Magny has won 11 of his last 13 bouts and beaten the likes of Hector Lombard, Kelvin Gastelum and Erick Silva. Magny was stepping in on short notice fights and picked up wins. The man fights whoever they give him no matter what. It just goes to show how courageously army he is and the person he have become after the fights he had early on in his career.  A true warrior who is ready and willing to fight anywhere anytime. Awed by the heart and courage of Colorado and Elevation Fight Team fighter Neil Magny.
Magny seeks to start streaking again on Saturday. Who else thinks that a win over RDA will position Magny in line for a crack at Tyron  Woodley?

Neil Magny is the first big test for RDA in the 170 lbs division. With his height and reach advantage, it would be easy for his punches to connect or find an opening to start grappling. The aggression pours once he’s able to reach the clinch as well. One needs to bring those hard leg kicks and amazing grappling to win in this fight. RDA is a BJJ blackbelt but Neil Magny has a grappling advantage too. I see a Magny TKO victory over RDA!

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The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson

Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos will begin his road back to the crown on Saturday, November 5, when he faces the No. 3-ranked Tony Ferguson in a five-round main event bout at Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City.

The lightweight showdown headlines the UFC’s fourth event in Mexico, and also features the finals of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 (also known as UFC Fight Night 98). Winner of Martin Bravo vs. Claudio Puelles will be crowned. FOX Sports 1 will televise the card.

Currently ranked second at 155 pounds, Brazil’s Dos Anjos won five straight over the likes of Nate Diaz, Donald Cerrone, Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson before a stunning first round upset loss to Eddie Alvarez in July cost him his title. Hungry to get his belt back, Dos Anjos can make a statement with a win over former Ultimate Fighter winner Ferguson. Showing the best form of his career, California’s “El Cucuy” is on an eight-fight winning streak that includes wins over Edson Barboza, Josh Thomson and Abel Trujillo, as well as six post-fight bonuses.

Three fighters on the cancelled UFC Manila card were rebooked in this event. Ricardo Lamas will face Charles Oliveira and the Sam Alvey vs. Alex Nicholson match-up will also take place at this event.

Marco Beltran’s new opponent to be announced or he may no longer be fighting. He was supposed to fight Guido Cannetti but was flagged by USADA, pulled from rematch.

Another pair scrapped from this card was the Jorge Masvidal vs. Kelvin Gastelum. The TUF 17 winner was pulled to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 205 at the Madison Square Garden arena in New York City.

Here’s the official fight card:

Lightweight Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tony Ferguson
Lightweight Martin Bravo vs. Claudio Puelles
Lightweight Diego Sanchez vs. Marcin Held
Featherweight Ricardo Lamas vs. Charles Oliveira
Lightweight Beneil Dariush vs. Rashid Magomedov
Women’s Strawweight Alexa Grasso vs. Heather Jo Clark
Bantamweight Erik Perez vs. Felipe Arante
Bantamweight Marco Beltran vs. TBA
Welterweight Erick Montaño vs. Max Griffin
Bantamweight Henry Briones vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade
Middleweight Sam Alvey vs. Alex Nicholson
Lightweight Marco Polo Reyes vs. Jason Novelli
Featherweight Enrique Barzola vs. Chris Avila