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"The Haitian Sensation"
Neil Magny
#9 Welterweight Division • 24-9-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 7
    Wins by Knockout
  • 3
    Wins by Submission
  • 14
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 47% 47%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
1045
Sig. Strikes Attempted
2215
Grappling accuracy 45% 45%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
41
Takedowns Attempted
101
3.95
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
2.17
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
2.55
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.28
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
57
%
Sig. Str. Defense
59
%
Takedown Defense
0.11
Knockdown Ratio
12:02
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
571 (55%)
Clinch
200 (19%)
Ground
274 (26%)

Sig. Str. by target

71% 741 Head 18% 183 Body 12% 121 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
7 (29%)
DEC
14 (58%)
SUB
3 (13%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Chiesa vs Magny

    Round
    5
    Time
    05:00
    Method
    DEC
  • TestLawler
    Win

    Lawler vs Magny

    Round
    3
    Time
    05:00
    Method
    DEC

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Brooklyn, United States
Trains at
Elevation Fight Team - Denver, CO
Age
33
Height
75.00
Weight
170.00
Octagon Debut
Feb. 23, 2013
Reach
80.00
Leg reach
45.00
Q & A

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

 

 

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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 30:  Neil Magny reacts to his victory over Johny Hendricks in their welterweight bout during the UFC 207 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Imag
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