Neil Magny submits Daniel Rodriguez late, surpasses GSP in all-time welterweight wins at UFC Vegas 64

Neil Magny submits Daniel Rodriguez late, surpasses GSP in all-time welterweight wins at UFC Vegas 64

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, November 5, 2022, for UFC Vegas 64, headlined by a pair of women’s strawweight contenders in no. 3 ranked Marina Rodriguez (16-1-2) and no. 7 ranked Amanda Lemos (12-2-1).

Co-headlining the event is a welterweight contest between Neil Magny (26-9) and Daniel Rodriguez (17-2).

Magny came into the bout coming off a loss to Shavkat Rakhmonov, though he’s 5-2 in his last seven, while Rodriguez came into tonight’s affair on a four-fight win streak.

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Continue reading to see how our welterweight co-main event went down:

Official Result: Neil Magny def. Daniel Rodriguez via submission (D’Arce choke) at 3:33 of round three

Rodriguez opens up with some nice left crosses to the body of Magny. They’re backing him up, but Rodriguez is tying up with Magny and not doing anything with it, losing the clinch exchanges.

Magny ends up taking Rodriguez’ back from the clinch and gets him down for a minute or so, winning the latter half of the first.

Magny begins to get his kicks going in the second, primarily his front kicks up the middle. They’re working well for him, but D-Rod is still walking him down landing some good shots of his own.

Rodriguez has a big start to the third and final round, landing a series of hard left hands, the last of which drops Magny. He jumps into his guard, but is unable to remain on top for long.

Magny ends up on top, dragging Rodriguez around, up until Rodriguez gets back to his feet. However, Magny wraps his head and arm up, snaps him back down to the mat, and sinks in the D’Arce choke to secure the third round finish.

Neil Magny has surpassed Georges St-Pierre for the most wins in UFC welterweight history (20) with this victory tonight at UFC Vegas 64, as he becomes the first man to finish Daniel Rodriguez.

Actually, Rodriguez had only ever lost a split decision in his fifth ever fight, and a unanimous decision to former Cage Warriors champion Nicolas Dalby in a fight most believed he’d won.

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Brady Ordway
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