UFC Fight Night ‘Te Huna vs. Marquardt’ Gets Neil Magny-Claudio Silva Welterweight Bout


Neil Magny has won back-to-back fights in the Octagon. | Mike Fridley/Sherdog.com


The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut in New Zealand will now feature a welterweight contest between Neil Magny and Claudio Henrique da Silva.

a href="http://www.sherdog.com/organizations/Ultimate-Fighting-Championship-2">UFC 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.

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