Neil Magny vs. Daniel Rodriguez Targeted For UFC Fight Night 212

A welterweight fight between Neil Magny and Daniel Rodriguez has been targeted for the UFC Fight Night 212 event in Las Vegas on October 15th.

For Magny the fight presents an opportunity to attempt to get back to winning ways after losing out to Shavkat Rakhmonov by a second round submission finish back in June.

Before that the 35-year-old Magny had won two fights in a row against Geoff Neal and Max Griffin, which leaves him ranked No.13 in the 170lb division heading into this fight.

As for Rodriguez, he was scheduled to fight Kevin Holland at UFC 279 just a couple of weeks ago, but then found himself facing off against Li Jingliang instead on just a days notice after a major reshuffle of the main card line-up.

Rodriguez went on to win the fight by split decision to extend his current winning streak to four fights, though the result was somewhat controversial, with many observers believing that Jingliang had done enough to get the nod from the judges.

Word of the booking between Magny and Rodriguez has now got down well with the aforementioned Kevin Holland as he ended up in an unfavorable short notice match-up with Khamzat Chimaev, which he lost by first round submission, and afterwards had indicated that he wanted the fight with D-Rod next.

“LOL dint I just ask for this scrap, that’s wild,” Holland wrote in response to the news, on the same day that he also cryptically hinted that he might be retiring.

Magny vs. Rodriguez joins a UFC Fight Night 212 card that as things stand is expected to be headlined by a flyweight fight between Alexa Grasso and Viviane Araujo, while Misha Cirkunov vs. Alonzo Menifield, Askar Askarov vs. Brandon Royval and Cub Swanson vs. Jonathan Martinez are also on-board.

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