UFC 292, Neil Magny, Ian Garry

Geoff Neal out, Neil Magny steps in to face Ian Garry next weekend at UFC 292

We’ve got a very exciting night of fights coming to us next weekend at UFC 292, an event that will host back-to-back world title fights in the main and co-main events of the evening.

UFC 292 is to go down on August 19, 2023, live from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling (23-3) aims to make the fourth defense of his title against no. 2 ranked Sean O’Malley (16-1) in the main event; a win in this fight would extend his record for most consecutive title defenses in UFC bantamweight history.

Then we’ve got UFC strawweight champion Weili Zhang (23-3) taking on no. 5 ranked Amanda Lemos (13-2-1) in the co-main event of the evening.

Another man that’s looking to extend a record of his own is no. 11 ranked welterweight contender Neil Magny (28-10), who looks to add another victory to his most wins in UFC welterweight history claim.

A win next Saturday would give him 22 total.

Magny will be stepping in for no. 8 ranked Geoff Neal (15-5) to face no. 13 ranked former Cage Warriors welterweight champion Ian Garry (12-0). Neal was forced from the bout due to undisclosed medical reasons, thus the reason Magny steps in on short notice to face the undefeated Irishman.

Magny has gone 4-2 over his latest six appearances with victories over Geoff Neal (UD), Max Griffin (SD), Daniel Rodriguez (D’Arce choke), and Philip Rowe (SD), the two defeats coming to former M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Shavkat Rakhmonov (guillotine choke) and former UFC welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns (arm-triangle choke).

Garry on the other hand has gone 5-0 thus far into his promotional tenure with victories coming over Jordan Williams (KO), Darian Weeks (UD), Gabriel Green (UD), Song Kenan (TKO), and Daniel Rodrgiuez (TKO).

Notice each man defeated Daniel Rodriguez most recently; Magny became the first man to ever finish him, doing so via submission in round three, and Garry became the first opponent to ever knock him out, doing so with a beautifully placed head kick just three minutes into the opening round.

Who wins this welterweight contest going down next weekend at UFC 292?

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