News of Neil Magny vs Geoff Neal was first reported by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. It’s since been relayed by other media outlets.
These two welterweights were originally supposed to face off last August, but Neal was forced to withdraw due to health concerns. Instead, Magny fought Robbie Lawler and cruised past him for a decision victory.
Magny-Neal Scheduled for UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs Dillashaw
#9 Neil Magny (24-8, 17-7 UFC) has won three out of his four bouts, with the lone loss coming Michael Chiesa in January. Impressively, 17 victories within the UFC welterweight division has “The Haitian Sensation” creeping up on Georges St-Pierre (19) for most all-time. Additionally, Magny is second to GSP in total fight time and significant strikes landed. It also appears that the 33 year old is peaking, but he needs to solidify that statement will a win over Neal.
#11 Geoff Neal (13-3, 5-1 UFC) is coming off the heels of his first defeat inside the octagon. Last December’s loss to “Wonderboy” halted the Contender Series native’s hype train for now, but his talent is evident. “Handz of Steel” Neal has already beaten the likes of Belal Muhammad, Niko Price, and Mike Perry, but he’s still searching for a win over a top-10 opponent. The 30 year old Fortis MMA affiliate is thought to have a very high ceiling and eventual top-contender ability.
Neil Magny vs Geoff Neal Adds To a Stacked Card
- Bantamweight Bout: Cory Sandhagen vs TJ Dillashaw
- Welterweight Bout: Neil Magny vs Geoff Neal
- Welterweight Bout: Donald Cerrone vs Diego Sanchez
- Heavyweight Bout: Ben Rothwell vs Philipe Lins
- Strawweight Bout: Amanda Ribas vs Angela Hill
- Women’s Flyweight Bout: Roxanne Modafferi vs Taila Santos
- Heavyweight Bout: Maurice Green vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima
- Flyweight Bout: Jimmy Flick vs Francisco Figueiredo
- Flyweight Bout: Ryan Benoit vs Zarrukh Adashev
- Middleweight Bout: Tafon Nchukwi vs Jun Yong Park
- Welterweight Bout: Christian Aguilera vs Carlston Harris
- Lightweight Bout: Nikolas Motta vs Damir Hadzovic
**Bouts and order of card are subject to last minute and drastic alterations**
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Neil Magny vs Geoff Neal