A bout between Welterweights Neil Magny and Philip Rowe has just been announced for UFC Fight Night: Topuria vs. Emmett at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, on June 24th, per Nolan King.
This fight takes place in the Welterweight (170 lbs) division.
Neil "The Haitian Sensation" Magny holds a professional record of 27-10 (20-9 UFC) and is ranked #11 at Welterweight. He holds notable wins over Li Jingliang, Geoff Neal, and Robbie Lawler.
Philip "The Fresh Prince" Rowe is currently unranked at Welterweight and holds a professional record of 10-3 (3-1 UFC). He holds credible wins over Niko Price, Orion Cosce, and Jason Witt.
Official odds have yet to be released.
Neil Magny is a true veteran of the UFC, and this is easily visible through his accolades in the division. He holds the most wins inside the Welterweight division (20), the longest fight time in the Welterweight division (5:58:19), and the most strikes landed in the Welterweight division (1296). Magny never takes an easy fight in the division, and this is evident with his bouts against Shavkhat Rakmonov, Kelvin Gastelum, Carlos Condit, and many more. In his last bout, he faced Gilbert Burns at UFC 283. Although he would lose via first-round submission, Magny is undeterred and will be heading into the bout vs. Rowe looking to secure his twenty-first UFC win.
Philip Rowe is coming off a tremendous victory against Niko Price, TKOing the veteran in the third round. He would win the first two rounds of the contest using a mix of his striking and grappling, and although he suffered a scare in the third round, he would dig deep and finish the fight with some devastating strikes. He now gets a crack at his first ranked opponent inside the UFC and will be looking to secure another huge win when he takes on Magny in this bout.
This is a fun addition to the already stacked UFC on ABC 5 card. So who do you have winning? As a member of the Verdict Community, let us know your prediction in the comments below.