The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced Tuesday a huge Welterweight bout between ranked contenders in Johny Hendricks and Neil Magny who are set to collide at UFC 207.
Hendricks (17-5, 13-5 in UFC) is having one of the more challenging years of his professional career having dropped two bouts in 2016 to both Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 200, and against Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson at UFC Fight Night 82. While the fight against Ultimate Fighter winner Gastelum was by decision, his loss to Thompson was highlighted by the fact that it was the first time Hendricks had ever been finished via TKO or submission in his career. Since losing the Welterweight championship to Robbie Lawler back at UFC 181, Hendricks has yet to put together a winning streak but will look to cut the tie out of the knot that is 2016 for “Bigg Rigg”.
Neil Magny (18-5, 11-4 in UFC) will also be looking to bounce back from one of the most devasting losses of his career. Magny last fought Lorenz Larkin at UFC 202. Though Magny was heavily favored (and ranked), Larkin would devastate the much longer and taller Magny with leg and body kicks that would stifle Magny en route to a TKO loss at the end of the first round. Prior to this loss Magny has gone 9-1 in his last 10 defeating the likes of Hyun Gyu Lim, Erick Silva, Kelvin Gastelum, and Hector Lombard.
UFC 207 takes place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on December 30th and will be headlined by a women’s Bantamweight championship bout which features the return of Ronda Rousey. Other fights on the card include:
- Amanda Nunes vs. Ronda Rousey
- Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum
- Johny Hendricks vs. Neil Magny
- Tarec Saffiedine vs. Matt Brown
- Mike Pyle vs. Alex Garcia
- Tim Means vs. Alex Oliveira
- Brandon Thatch vs. Sabah Homas