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UFC Fight Night 40: Neil Magny Vs. Tim Means

ufc fight night 40

Neil Magny vs. Tim Means

Welterweights Neil Magny and Tim Means hit the Octagon next.

Magny (9-3) improved to 2-2 in the UFC with a decision victory over Gasan Umalatov in February. He was a member of The Ultimate Fighter, making it to the semifinals.

Means (20-5-1) is making his return to the promotion after a pair of wins on the regional circuit. He was cut after losses to Danny Castillo and Jorge Masvidal, and talked with FightLine last month about his change in weight classes.

Round 1: Despite being a little taller, Means is at a reach disadvantage against Magny. Means is holding the center of the Octagon, coming forward and provoking Magny. Magny, though, doesn’t seem interested in exchanging at the moment. Magny lands a nice right, but Means comes right back after him, walking him down and trying to get the fight going. Nice little battle for a takedown results in the two up against the fence. Body lock allows Magny to score a takedown with 90 seconds left. He moves to the back, but that allows Means to stand up. Magny using his reach, peppering off lefts. Means, though, answers with a spinning attack and Magny backs up. Magny with a left-right combo that dropped him and he follows up, going for a double leg takedown but eating several elbows for his effort.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Magny

Round 2: Means back applying the pressure, walking Magny down. Good head and lateral movement out of Magny, and it appears to be driving Means crazy. However, he lands a good elbow from in close that hurts him. Means takes his back, moves to side control, to the back again and decides to just unload lefts while holding Magny’s head down. Knees to the body and a knee to the head. Magny thought it was illegal, but the ref was right in and didn’t stop anything so we continue. Side kick from Means connects, as he is having better luck now with a minute left in the round. Magny scores a takedown, but Means gets right to his feet.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Means

Round 3: Means lands and Magny appears hurt, but he is able to recover quickly. Magny with a combo that connects, and Means comes right back after him. Means drops Magny again to one knee. He waits to throw some shots so not to have illegal blows, but that allows Magny to recover. Means locks up a choke and Magny falls to the canvas, breaking the submission. Magny scores with a takedown, but again, no damage inflicted. One more takedown from Magny with 90 seconds left. He gets a hook in, goes for a rear-naked, switches back to mount and back to rear-naked. Both hooks are now in position with a minute to go.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Magny

Neil Magny def. Tim Means via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)