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#12 Welterweight Division

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"The Haitian Sensation"

Neil Magny

Welterweight Division

27-10-0 (W-L-D)

7

Wins by Knockout

4

Wins by Submission

Neil Magny

athlete record

Event Results

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Learn more about Neil Magny's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Brooklyn, United States
Trains at
Elevation Fight Team - Denver, CO
Age
35
Height
75.00
Weight
170.50
Octagon Debut
Feb. 23, 2013
Reach
80.00
Leg reach
45.00
  • Team Carwin member on TUF 16
     
  • Pro since 2010
     
  • Seven wins by knockout, four wins by submission (RNC, kimura, triangle, D'Arce)
     
  • Army National Guard Sgt. – Illinois National Guard
     
  • Has won 12 of his last 17 and three of his last four
     
  • Tied for most wins in a calendar year (5) in 2014. (With Roger Huerta and Kevin Holland)

UFC Fight Night (11/5/22) Magny submitted Daniel Rodriguez via D'Arce choke at 3:33 of the third round 

UFC on ESPN (6/25/22) Magny was submitted by Shavkat Rakhmonov via guillotine choke at 4:58 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (3/26/22) Magny won a three round split decision over Max Griffin

UFC on ESPN (5/8/21) Magny won a three round unanimous decision over Geoff Neal

UFC on ESPN (1/20/21) Magny lost a five round unanimous decision to Michael Chiesa

UFC Fight Night (8/29/20) Magny won a three round unanimous decision over Robbie Lawler

UFC 250 (6/6/20) Magny won a three round unanimous decision over Anthony Rocco Martin

UFC 248 (3/7/20) Magny won a three round unanimous decision over Li Jingliang

UFC Fight Night (11/17/18) Magny was knocked out by Santiago Ponzinibbio at 2:36 of the fourth round

UFC Fight Night (5/27/18) Magny knocked out Craig White at 4:32 of the first round

UFC 219 (12/30/17) Magny won a three round unanimous decision over Carlos Condit

UFC 215 (9/9/17) Magny was submitted by Rafael Dos Anjos via arm triangle choke at 3:43 of the first round

UFC 207 (12/30/16) Magny won a three round unanimous decision over Johny Hendricks

UFC 202 (8/20/16) Magny was stopped by Lorenz Larkin via strikes at 4:08 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (3/20/16) Magny stopped Hector Lombard via strikes at :46 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (11/21/15) Magny won a three round split decision over Kelvin Gastelum

UFC Fight Night (8/23/15) Magny won a three round split decision over Erick Silva

UFC 190 (8/1/15) Magny was submitted by Demian Maia via rear naked choke at 2:52 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (5/16/15) Magny stopped Hyun Gyu Lim via strikes at 1:24 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (2/14/15) Magny submitted Kiichi Kunimoto via rear naked choke at 1:22 of the third round

UFC 179 (10/25/14) Magny stopped William Macario via strikes at 2:40 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (8/23/14) Magny won a three round unanimous decision over Alex Garcia

UFC Fight Night (6/28/14) Magny stopped Rodrigo de Lima via strikes at 2:32 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (5/10/14) Magny won a three round unanimous decision over Tim Means

UFC 169 (2/1/14) Magny won a three round unanimous decision over Gasan Umalatov

UFC Fight for the Troops 3 (11/6/13) Magny lost a three round unanimous decision to Seth Baczynski

UFC 163 (8/3/13) Magny was submitted by Sergio Moraes via triangle choke at 3:13 of the first round

UFC 157 (2/23/13) Magny won a three round unanimous decision over Jon Manley

 

The Ultimate Fighter, Season 16

On episode 12 (semifinals) Magny was knocked out by Mike Ricci in the first round

On episode 10 (quarterfinals) Magny won a two round unanimous decision over Bristol Marunde

On episode two, Magny won a two round unanimous decision over Cameron Diffley

On episode one, Magny won a two round unanimous decision over Frank Camacho

Training: A typical day of training usually begins at about 9am for me. I'm working with Leister Bowling to improve my wrestling and I'm also with Christian Allen to learn how to use my reach effectively.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training for MMA when I was 17 years old. I walked into Miguel Torres's gym and saw those guys training and I knew that it was what I wanted to do. I started off by taking a couple of BJJ classes and then I eventually started taking kickboxing classes also. While I was deployed overseas I met some guys who trained kickboxing, BJJ and MMA. We would meet up after duty and train with each other every day.

What ranks and titles have you held? I'm a brown belt in BJJ under Miguel Torres and Andre Leite. I was All Army Combatives Champion and the All Guard Combatives Champion.

Do you have any heroes? Outside of MMA my heroes are my grandmother and mother. These women taught the values of hard work and sacrifice. In MMA, my heroes are Nate Marquardt, Matt Hughes and Miguel Torres.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? For me, fighting in the UFC is a dream come true. I trained for over seven years and dreamed of this moment for as long as I can remember.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes. I went to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and got a BA in Criminal Justice.

What was your job before you started fighting? I spent seven years in the Army and was a student when I began fighting.

Favorite grappling technique:Triangle chokes

Favorite Striking technique:Jab