Where: UFC Fight Night, Brisbane, Qld
When: SAT. MAR. 19, 2016 10PM/7PM ETPT
While the main event is Hunt vs. Mir, another fight to watch on the main card is between two ranked welterweight fighters. It will be the #13 ranked Hector Lombard vs. #9 ranked Neil Magny. Going by their records, Lombard has more experience and more wins, but Magny is the better ranked of the two. According to ufc.com, the fighter odds has Lombard at a +125, and Magny at a -145. So at least on their website, Magny is the predicted winner and favored outcome. Lombard’s last fight, which was against Joshua Burkman at UFC 182 ended in a no contest. Magny on the other hand got a win in his last fight against Kevin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night Magny vs Gastelum where it received the fight of the night award.
At only twenty-eight years old, Magny is a whole decade younger than Lombard, as well as being taller, and has a longer arm and leg reach. It’s a lot of advantages for Magny but will make a victory much harder for Lombard. According to their fighter profiles on ufc.com, Lombard’s fight history based on eight fights is 22% submissions, 35% striking, and 43% takedowns, while Magny’s history based on thirteen fights is 3% submissions, 40% striking, and 56% takedowns. Both men are good fighters and show that they’re both capable of earning a victory in the octagon, but in this case my pick of who will win is Magny. Whether or not it will happen, well only time will tell.
There are many ways to watch this great match-up, and a few are FS1, UFC Fight Pass, and participating bars. For more info from the UFC, check out ufc.com and click on the event. For more info on everything MMA, keep checking back with profightingfans.com
Pro Fighting Fans Staff Writer