The welterweight fighters placed side-by-side in the Top 10 meet on Saturday on the main card of one of the roster’s most active fighters, Neil Magny, taking on talented Dana White’s Contender series graduate Geoff Neal, in a pivot pair in the weight of 170 pounds. classify.
Magny is making the march for the second time in 2021 this weekend, looking to bounce back from a unanimous decision loss to Michael Chiesa in January. The elevation fighter team member has not lost consecutive games since starting his UFC career, posting a 16-5 record with wins over Tim Means, Kelvin Gastelum, Carlos Condit, Li Jingliang and Robbie Lawler in the last one. eight years and older.
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Neal returns after landing on the wrong side of a lost unanimous decision to Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in his only appearance of 2020. The fact that Neal was even in competition was impressive, given he was hospitalized with sepsis and heart failure this summer. Healthy and having shaken off the rust, “Handz of Steel” will look to set the tone for the Fortis MMA squad on Saturday with a win ahead of Ferreira’s fight with Gillespie.
These two were scheduled to meet last summer before Neal fell ill, so there is some familiarity on both sides, adding further intrigue to this exceptional welterweight couple. The 170-pound ranks are reorganizing right now and the winner of this one has a chance to take a big step forward in the Championship mix with a decisive effort on Saturday.