It wasn’t fairly, however Neil Magny nonetheless ended his yr on a excessive word.
The 30-year-old rode a clinch- and takedown-heavy recreation plan to spoil Carlos Condit’s return from a 16-month layoff by unanimous resolution of their welterweight bout at UFC 219 in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Magny’s fifth victory in his final seven atoned for a first-round submission loss to Rafael dos Anjos – suffered at UFC 215 – and improved his promotional document to 13-5.
The lanky welterweight’s stress and grappling stored Condit from settling right into a rhythm and waging one among his patented wars of attrition, as Magny both caught his kicks or countered them with punches down the center, wore him down in opposition to the fence and scored some hard-fought takedowns for the nod on all three scorecards by tallies of 30-27, 30-27, and 29-28.
Condit opted to take day off from competitors after tapping to Demian Maia in below two minutes final August, solely to see his skid prolonged to 3 fights in his return to motion. The previous interim champ has now gotten the brief finish of six of his final eight fights and owns a UFC document of 7-7.
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