Neil Magny

The Haitian Sensation

USA

Fighting Rodriguez in October
WelterweightUFC
September 22, 2022
Magny will fight Daniel Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 62 on Oct. 15, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
On paper, this appears to be a hard draw for Magny, as Rodriguez has won 13 of his past 14 battles. However, the welterweight will have a chip on his shoulder and will look to revenge his most recently lost to Shavkat Rakhmonov back on June 26. The fight is currently scheduled for UFC Vegas 62 on Oct. 15.
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Destroyed by Shavkat Rakhmonov
WelterweightUFC
June 26, 2022
Magny lost to Shavkat Rakhmonov via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:58 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
The fact Magny lost wasn't surprising considering he was going up against an undefeated opponent with legitimate future world-title potential at some point down the road, but the fact he was dominated to this extent is highly concerning. Magny was taken down once in each round and spent nearly the entirety of each frame afterwards on his back. He generated no offense whatsoever and displayed zero signs of potentially making a comeback had he been able to survive the second round. Magny will be 35 years of age in early August. He's fought a ton over the years and won plenty of fights in which no one gave him a chance, but he's never had any history of defeating better competition and appears to have fallen firmly into "gatekeeper" status at this stage of his career.
Taking on Rakhmonov in June
WelterweightUFC
April 14, 2022
Magny will fight Shavkat Rakhmonov at the UFC event June 25, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Magny is coming off a split decision win over Max Griffin a few weeks back. That win tied with Georges St. Pierre for the most victories in UFC welterweight history. He will look to hold that record all to himself win a win over Rakhmonov, who is coming off a knockout of Carlston Harris in early February.
Survives slow start to win
WelterweightUFC
March 26, 2022
Magny defeated Max Griffin via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.
ANALYSIS
Magny has now tied Hall of Famer and all time pound-for-pound great Georges St-Pierre for the most victories in UFC welterweight history. That is not a misprint. This win was like many we have seen from Magny in the past in the sense that he displayed stellar cardio, got stronger as the fight progressed and somehow managed to survive some rough moments. The biggest singular moment of this fight belonged to Griffin with a knockdown in Round 1. Neil was in a bad way, but Griffin allowed Magny to return to his feet instead of immediately seeking the finish when his opponent dropped to the mat, and he ended up paying for it. Magny, as is generally the case, eventually found his range, and by the time Round 3 hit, this was a blowout. Neil asked for Khamzat Chimaev in his post-fight interview. That probably won't be happening, but it never hurts to ask.
Set to face Max Griffin
WelterweightUFC
January 21, 2022
Magny has agreed to fight Max Griffin in a welterweight bout at the March 26 UFC event in Columbus, Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
It will be Magny's first time in the Octagon in nearly a year after defeating Geoff Neal via unanimous decision in May 2021. Griffin has won his past three fights, with his most recent victory coming over Carlos Condit via unanimous decision in July.
Take decision from Geoff Neal
WelterweightUFC
May 8, 2021
Magny defeated Geoff Neal via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) at UFC on ESPN 24 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It's Magny 18th career UFC victory, placing him second in UFC welterweight history behind legend Georges St-Pierre. This bout was a carbon copy of everything that makes Magny successful. No fighter on the UFC roster is better at tailoring their game plan to the opponent they are fighting than Magny. It may not always be particularly pleasing to watch, but Neil wins with elite cardio and simplifying his attack. His victory in this one was the result of movement and output. This was a key victory for Magny on the heels of his lopsided unanimous decision loss to Michael Chiesa this past January.