Magny has won back-to-back fights in the Octagon. | Mike
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s
debut in New Zealand will now feature a welterweight contest
between Neil Magny
Henrique da Silva.
officials Friday announced the booking, which takes place June 28
at Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, and precedes a
middleweight main event pitting James Te
Huna against Nate
Marquardt. The event streams live on UFC Fight Pass and will
also see Soa Palelei
lock horns with Jared
Rosholt at heavyweight.
A cast member on “The Ultimate Fighter 16,” Magny began his UFC
career with two losses in his first three fights but has since
rebounded with back-to-back victories, outpointing Gasan
Umalatov this past February before doing the same to Tim Means last
weekend at UFC Fight Night “Brown vs. Silva.”
In da Silva, Magny faces a man who has not lost since 2007.
“Hannibal” made his Octagon debut this past March, scoring a
unanimous decision victory over Brad Scott to
extend his current winning streak to 10 fights.