With 15 wins in the welterweight division, Neil Magny trails Canadian legend Georges St-Pierre (19) and Matt Brown (16) for most in history.
Welterweight is arguably the deepest division in the UFC, and two fighters looking to climb into those rankings meet at UFC 250 in Las Vegas on Saturday night in Americans Neil Magny and Anthony Rocco Martin. Magny is favoured on the MMA odds.
The 32-year-old Magny (22-7) turned professional in 2010 and became known to UFC fans in 2012 when he was part of “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson” program. Magny would reach the semifinals. His first official fight in the UFC was in February 2013 when Magny beat John Manley by unanimous decision.
Magny vs. Martin UFC 250 Odds
At one point, Magny was on a seven-fight winning streak in the UFC – a whopping five of them in 2014 alone — and owns quality victories over the like of Kelvin Gastelum, Johny Hendricks and Carlos Condit. He was last in the Octagon in March, where Magny beat Jingliang Li by unanimous decision.
With 15 wins in the welterweight division, Magny trails Canadian legend Georges St-Pierre (19) and Matt Brown (16) for most in history. Magny has won 55 per cent of his fights by decision, while four of his seven losses are via submission.
The UFC odds board has Magny as the -170 favourite and he is +125 to win by decision, +655 by KO, TKO or disqualification and +1000 by submission. Magny’s fights average 11:54 in length. He lands 3.93 significant strikes per minute (absorbs 2.15) and 2.70 takedowns per 15 minutes with 47 per cent accuracy. His takedown defence is 59 per cent.
Martin (17-5), 30, made his professional MMA debut in 2012 and his UFC debut on Feb. 1, 2014, a unanimous decision loss to Rashid Magomedov. Probably the biggest name Martin has faced was Demian Maia in June 2019 and Martin lost by majority decision. He was last in the Octagon in November 2019 and beat Ramazan Emeev by unanimous decision.
Nine of Martin’s 17 wins are by submission and just one by KO/TKO. Three of his five defeats are by decision. Against Magny, Martin is +270 to win by decision, +550 by submission and +1000 by KO, TKO or disqualification. His fights average 12:33 in length. Martin lands 2.70 significant strikes per minute (absorbs 2.45) and 0.68 takedowns per 15 with 25 per cent accuracy. His takedown defence is 64 per cent.
UFC 250 Predictions: Magny vs. Martin
The over/under for rounds is 2.5 (scheduled for three), with the over a -250 favourite. Magny has a massive seven-inch reach advantage. He wins by decision at +125.