Neil Magny

USA

Out
Injury Suspension
Est. Return 11/5/2019
Updates reason for withdrawal
WelterweightUFC
Out
May 14, 2019
Magny disclosed via his personal Instagram account Tuesday that his removal from UFC Rochester on Saturday was due to the fact he failed an out of competition drug test for the banned substance Di-Hydroxy-LGD-4033.
ANALYSIS
Magny has asserted his innocence from any wrongdoing, and says he is working with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to determine how the substance was found in a sample provided back on May 5. Recently, USADA stopped disclosing when fighters have been flagged for positive tests, so disclosing the situation is entirely up to the athlete and his or her management team. It hasn't been uncommon in recent years for athletes to see reduced suspensions in these situations, especially if they can prove a positive test was the result of a contaminated supplement. The typical suspension in those situations is six months, reduced from the two-year recommendation. It remains to be seen if Magny, one of the promotion's more active welterweights, will be subject to that type of discipline. In the meantime, Vicente Luque -- his originally-scheduled opponent -- will instead take a short-notice fight against LFA product Derrick Krantz on Saturday.
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Pulled from May 18 fight
WelterweightUFC
Out
May 13, 2019
Magny has been pulled from his bout with Vicente Luque at UFC Fight Night on May 18 due to undisclosed reasons, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
It's unclear why Magny is being pulled from the card, with more information likely to come out in the near future regarding his status, however it's unclear how long he will be out at this time. As of now, there is no replacement opponent for Luque, however they are currently searching for a replacement.
Draws Vicente Luque in May 18 Fight Night
WelterweightUFC
Out
April 3, 2019
Magny will face Vicente Luque in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night on May 18, Jose Youngs of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
It was first reported that Magny would draw Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos at this same card, however that fight was never able to fully materialize. Magny, currently ranked number 13 in the welterweight division, now moves onto the number 15 ranked welterweight Vicente Luque. Magny had his two-fight win streak snapped back in November, suffering a knockout loss to Santiago Ponzibbio, while Luque is coming into the fight on a four-fight winning streak.
Added to May 18 Fight Night
WelterweightUFC
Out
March 27, 2019
Magny has been added to UFC Fight Night on May 18 against Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos.
ANALYSIS
Magny is coming off one of the more difficult losses imaginable, to Santiago Ponzinibbio via KO at UFC Fight Night 140 in November, but he'll get the chance to get back in the ring and put that loss behind him in May against Zaleski dos Santos. Magny will enter the matchup holding an all-time MMA record of 21-7, while Zaleski dos Santos isn't far behind him with a record of 21-5.
Gets brutalized in Argentina
WelterweightUFC
Out
November 17, 2018
Magny lost to Santiago Ponzinibbio via KO (punch) at 2:36 of Round 4 at UFC Fight Night 140 on Saturday in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
ANALYSIS
Magny succumbed to Ponzinibbio's pressure immediately, eating stiff jabs that hurt his eye as well as low leg kicks, which rendered him nearly immobile by the fight's conclusion. To his credit, the 31-year-old stayed in the fight and landed some solid jabs of his own but was ultimately left as a sitting duck for the final shot, which set him down to the canvas on his face. Magny has beaten some tough customers in his 29-fight career but seems to have too many deficiencies to hang with the fighters in the top-5 of the division. His MMA record slips to 21-7 as a result of the loss.
Moved to UFC Buenos Aires
WelterweightUFC
Out
August 23, 2018
Magny will now take on Santiago Ponzinibbio in the main event of UFC Buenos Aires on Nov. 17, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Magny was previously scheduled to face Alex Oliveira at UFC Sao Paulo on Sept. 22, but the UFC will now give him an opportunity to headline a card against an opponent that could really help his title aspirations. Not to discredit Oliveira, but Ponzinibbio -- who is currently riding a six-fight winning streak -- represents a much tougher test for Magny. Though Magny will have his usual height and reach advantages, Ponzinibbio will have the statistical edge in terms of volume striking and striking defense. Magny would be wise to look to exploit the 57 percent takedown defense of Ponzinibbio, though it seems more likely this fight plays out on the feet, which could lead to high fantasy ceilings for both men.