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UFC welterweight Daniel Rodriguez will waste no time returning to the Octagon as he takes on Neil Magny in his return on October 15.
MMA Island was the first to report the news of the Rodriguez / Magny match.
Rodriguez recently fought in a catchweight bout against Li Jingliang at UFC 279. He won the fight via split decision in a match that premiered hours before the event.
Rodriguez returned after a one-year hiatus due to injury. He was supposed to fight Kevin Holland at UFC 279 before Khamzat Chimaev’s lack of weight forced the UFC to get creative and change three pairs.
Daniel Rodriguez will make a quick turnaround Vs. Neil Magny
Rodriguez earned a unanimous decision victory over Kevin Lee in August 2021 before suffering the injury bug. He has four straight wins overall, including victories over Mike Perry and Preston Parsons.
Rodriguez will face Magny who is looking to get back on track after a second-round loss to Shavkat Rakhmonov in June. Prior to that, he picked up a split decision victory over Max Griffin in March.
Magny has been a mainstay in the UFC welterweight division for years, with victories over Jingliang and Robbie Lawler, among others. He has won two of his last three fights in the Octagon.
The October 15 UFC Fight Night event will be headlined by a flyweight clash between Alexa Grasso and Viviane Araujo. The card will also feature a flyweight matchup between Brandon Royval and Askar Askarov.
What do you think of the targeted Daniel Rodriguez vs. Neil Magny bout?