August 3, 1987
Brooklyn, New York, United States
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Division||Welterweight (2010–2011, 2013–present) |
|Reach||80 in (203 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Arvada, Colorado, United States|
|Team||Elevation Fight Team and Easton Training Center|
|Rank||Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Miguel Torres and André Leite|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Aoutneil "Neil" Magny (born August 3, 1987) is an American mixed martial artist. A professional MMA competitor since 2010, Magny has made a name for himself as a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson. He is currently signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), competing in the welterweight division. Magny is also an Army Veteran. As of August 5, 2019, he is #14 in the official UFC welterweight rankings.
Magny graduated from Thornwood High School in the Chicago area and then went to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where he earned a B.A. in Criminal Justice. Magny is of Haitian and Dominican descent.
Mixed martial arts career
Magny began competing in MMA professionally in 2010, making his debut August 7, 2010 against Nolan Norwood for the C3 Fights promotion. Magny won the fight via submission (kimura) midway into the second round. Just a few months later Magny again fought for the C3Fights promotion, fighting against Nate Pratt, winning the fight via unanimous decision. Three weeks after his second win, Magny traveled to Indiana to fight for Cut Throat MMA on their November 6 card. Magny defeated Lawrence Dunning via TKO.
Magny won two more fights, bringing his overall record to 6-0, before being invited to compete in Combat USA's Wisconsin vs. Illinois championship series. Magny won his first round fight against fellow Illinois native, Quartus Stitt, via submission (triangle choke). The win moved Magny into the final round of the welterweight division tournament against a Wisconsin fighter. The final round took place on July 21, 2011 where Magny fought against Andrew Trace. Magny lost the fight via submission, marking the first time Magny had lost in his career.
Magny fought one more time before trying out for the popular reality TV series, The Ultimate Fighter.
The Ultimate Fighter
Magny was subsequently selected as a cast member of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson. He won the elimination fight in order to get into the Ultimate Fighter house by defeating Frank Camacho via decision. Magny was selected fourth (seventh overall) by Shane Carwin to be a part of his team.
In the first fight of the season, Magny was selected to fight against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist, Cameron Diffley. Magny dominated the fight throughout two rounds and won via unanimous decision.
Magny was then matched up against Team Carwin teammate and IFL and Strikeforce veteran, Bristol Marunde for the quarterfinal round. After two rounds Magny was awarded the unanimous decision victory.
Magny came up short in the semifinals after getting knocked out by Mike Ricci in the first round.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Magny was expected to face William Macário at UFC Fight Night 40. However, Macário was removed from the bout for undisclosed reasons and replaced by returning veteran Tim Means. He won the fight by unanimous decision.
Magny was expected to face Cláudio Silva on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 43. However, da Silva was forced from the bout due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Rodrigo Goiana de Lima. After spending much of the first round defending against de Lima's strikes and submission attempts on the ground, Magny won the fight via KO in the second round after staggering de Lima with punches throughout the round.
Just 22 days after his loss to Maia, Magny stepped in as a short notice replacement for Rick Story to face Erick Silva on August 23, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 74. He won the fight via split decision.
Magny was expected to face Stephen Thompson on January 2, 2016 at UFC 195. However, Magny replaced Matt Brown to face Kelvin Gastelum on November 21, 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale. Magny won the fight by split decision Their performance earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.
Magny faced Hector Lombard on March 20, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 85. After nearly being finished with strikes in the first round, Magny defeated Lombard via TKO in the third round. He also was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus. After this fight with Hector Lombard, Magny signed a 4 fight extension to his UFC contract.
Magny was expected to face Dong Hyun Kim on August 20, 2016 at UFC 202. However, Kim was removed from the fight on July 12 and was replaced by Lorenz Larkin. He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.
Magny faced Johny Hendricks on December 30, 2016 at UFC 207. At the weigh-ins, Hendricks missed weight for their bout, weighing in at 173.5 lbs. As a result, Magny received 20% of Hendricks' purse and the bout was made a catchweight fight. Magny won the fight via unanimous decision.
Magny was expected to face Gunnar Nelson on May 27, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 130. However, on April 28, 2018, it was reported Nelson was pulled from the event due to knee injury. On May 15, promotional newcomer Craig White was announced as Magny's new opponent. Mangny won the fight via technical knock out in round one.
Magny was expected to face Alex Oliveira on September 22, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 137. However, on August 22, 2018, it was reported that Magny faced Santiago Ponzinibbio on November 10, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 140. He lost the fight via knockout.
Magny was expected to face Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos on May 18, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 152. However, on March 28, 2019 dos Santos announced that he had not been contacted by the UFC about the match. Magny was the replacement and expected to face Vicente Luque instead. However, it was reported on May 13, 2019 that Magny pulled out of the bout due to testing positive for Di-Hydroxy-LGD-4033.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|28 matches||21 wins||7 losses|
|Loss||21–7||Santiago Ponzinibbio||KO (punch)||UFC Fight Night: Magny vs. Ponzinibbio||November 17, 2018||4||2:36||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Win||21–6||Craig White||KO (knee and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till||May 27, 2018||1||4:32||Liverpool, England|
|Win||20–6||Carlos Condit||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 219||December 30, 2017||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||19–6||Rafael dos Anjos||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||UFC 215||September 9, 2017||1||3:43||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||19–5||Johny Hendricks||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 207||December 30, 2016||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Catchweight (173.5 lbs) bout; Hendricks missed weight.|
|Loss||18–5||Lorenz Larkin||TKO (elbows)||UFC 202||August 20, 2016||1||4:08||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||18–4||Hector Lombard||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir||March 20, 2016||3||0:46||Brisbane, Australia||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||17–4||Kelvin Gastelum||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale: Magny vs. Gastelum||November 21, 2015||5||5:00||Monterrey, Mexico||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||16–4||Erick Silva||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira||August 23, 2015||3||5:00||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Loss||15–4||Demian Maia||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 190||August 1, 2015||2||2:52||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||15–3||Hyun Gyu Lim||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber||May 16, 2015||2||1:24||Pasay, Philippines||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||14–3||Kiichi Kunimoto||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch||February 14, 2015||3||1:22||Broomfield, Colorado, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||13–3||William Macário||TKO (punches)||UFC 179||October 25, 2014||3||2:40||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Tied UFC record for most wins in a calendar year (5)|
|Win||12–3||Alex Garcia||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos||August 23, 2014||3||5:00||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||11–3||Rodrigo de Lima||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt||June 28, 2014||2||2:32||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Win||10–3||Tim Means||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva||May 10, 2014||3||5:00||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States|
|Win||9–3||Gasan Umalatov||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 169||February 1, 2014||3||5:00||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||8–3||Seth Baczynski||Decision (unanimous)||UFC: Fight for the Troops 3||November 6, 2013||3||5:00||Fort Campbell, Kentucky, United States|
|Loss||8–2||Sérgio Moraes||Submission (triangle choke)||UFC 163||August 3, 2013||1||3:13||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||8–1||Jon Manley||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 157||February 23, 2013||3||5:00||Anaheim, California, United States||Return to Welterweight.|
|Win||7–1||Daniel Sandmann||Decision (unanimous)||Hoosier Fight Club 10||February 11, 2012||3||5:00||Valparaiso, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||6–1||Andrew Trace||Submission (guillotine choke)||Combat USA 30||July 21, 2011||1||3:10||Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States||Middleweight debut.|
|Win||6–0||Quartus Stitt||Submission (triangle choke)||Combat USA 27||May 14, 2011||2||0:38||Racine, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||5–0||Kevin Nowaczyk||Decision (unanimous)||Hoosier Fight Club 7||April 9, 2011||3||5:00||Valparaiso, Indiana, United States|
|Win||4–0||Darion Terry||TKO (punches)||Rumble Time Promotions 7||November 19, 2010||3||2:13||St. Charles, Missouri, United States|
|Win||3–0||Lawrence Dunning||TKO (punches)||Cut Throat MMA 1||November 6, 2010||2||3:09||Hammond, Indiana, United States|
|Win||2–0||Nate Pratt||Decision (unanimous)||C3 Fights 6||October 22, 2010||3||5:00||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||1–0||Nolan Norwood||Submission (kimura)||C3 Fights 5||August 7, 2010||2||2:44||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|4 matches||3 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||3–1||Mike Ricci||KO (elbows)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson||December 7, 2012 (airdate)||1||4:12||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Semi-Final round|
|Win||3–0||Bristol Marunde||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson||2||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Quarter-Final round|
|Win||2–0||Cameron Diffley||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson||2||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Preliminary round|
|Win||1–0||Frank Camacho||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson||September 14, 2012 (airdate)||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Elimination round|
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