Looking to rebound from a UFC 190 submission loss to seasoned veteran Demian Maia, Neil Magny made a fast turnaround to face the dangerous Erick Silva in the co-main event of tonight’s (Sun., August 23, 2015) UFC Fight Night 74 from the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Magny seemed to be on a mission, as he used his superior reach and jab to keep Silva at bay. Aside from some huge wild lunges and some effective low kicks in the third round, Magny was largely able to shut down and out-strike a stifled Silva.
The Brazilian did seem as if he came in looking to conserve his energy after gassing in the first round of many of his previous bouts, but ultimately he still looked a bit out of shape as he slumped to the ground once the final bell sounded.
One judge somehow scored it 209-28 for Silva, but ultimately Magny got back into the win column with his eighth win in nine fights. Watch the video highlights of his big rebound win above.