An exciting welterweight matchup has just been announced for UFC’s June 25th Fight Night
The event will now feature rising welterweight star Shavkat Rakmonov vs. top ten welterweight Neil Magny.
With just three UFC bouts under his belt, Rakmonov will look to break into the top ten of the division. Since making his way to the UFC, the former M-1 welterweight champion has defeated Alex Oliveira and Michel Prazeres. Most recently, he defeated Carlston Harris with a spinning hook kick that led to his third win under the UFC banner.
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As a professional, he is undefeated with a record of 15-0-0. “Nomad” will be faced with tough opposition as he takes on the 34-fight veteran Magny.
Magny (26-8-0) has been in the top 15 of the UFC for quite some time. During his UFC career, he has collected victories over the likes of Kelvin Gastelum, Carlos Condit, Robbie Lawler, and Geoff Neal.
He most recently made the walk to the octagon just last month, where he defeated Max Griffin via split decision at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Daukaus.
An official venue or location has yet to be determined for the July 25th Fight Night, but a total of six bouts have been announced.
Updated Fight Night card:
Neil Magny vs. Shavkat Rakmonov – 170 lbs
Tim Elliott vs. Amir Albazi – 125 lbs
Chris Curtis vs. Rodolfo Vieira – 185 lbs
Jinh Yu Frey vs. Vanessa Demopoulos – 115 lbs
Josh Parisian vs. Alan Baudot – 265 lbs
Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Tyson Nam – 125 lbs
As a recent graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a B.S. in History, Bjorn first fell in love with mixed martial arts when he watched UFC 196. As a contributor for MyMMANews, Bjorn matches his love for MMA, history, and writing.