Ian Machado Garry didn’t get the finish inside eight minutes that he predicted at UFC 292, but he did dominate Neil Magny for three rounds.
Garry (13-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) extended his undefeated record with a unanimous decision win over the all-time welterweight wins leader Magny (28-11 MMA, 21-10 UFC) in their pay-per-view main card bout at TD Garden in Boston, using an onslaught of led kicks to seal the deal.
“I made it look like he’s never been in the octagon before,” Garry said in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan. “I showed what an elite level striker looks like in the octagon. That was domination from start to finish.”
Garry dropped Magny twice in the first 30 seconds with two calf kicks, and the momentum was his from thereon out. He peppered Magny with shots in the feet and even clinched his way into a takedown with less than two minutes left, but didn’t follow it to the mat.
Magny found slightly more success to start the second round, and after a few minutes found his way into a rear-body-lock clinch position. That was the end of Magny’s success, though, because Garry went back to the leg attacks and had him on the ropes for the remainder of the round.
Garry had Magny in what Joe Rogan described as “survival mode” for the entirety of three rounds, patiently picking his leg kicks and punches to the head and trash talking Magny in the process to close out the fight.
After the fight, Garry called out Stephen Thompson to show his elite striking.
“This breaks me into the UFC top 10,” Garry said. “I’m 25 years of age. I need to prove myself as the best striker in the division has ever seen. To be the beat striker in the world, you need to beat the best strikers in the in the world. Give me Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson.”
Up-to-the-minute UFC 292 results include:
Ian Machado Garry def. Neil Magny via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-24)
Mario Bautista def. Da’Mon Blackshear via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Marlon Vera def. Pedro Munhoz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Brad Tavares def. Chris Weidman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Gregory Rodrigues def. Denis Tiuliulin via knockout (elbows) – Round 1, 1:43
Kurt Holobaugh def. Austin Hubbard via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 2:39 – to win “TUF 31” lightweight season
Brad Katona def. Cody Gibson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) – to win “TUF 31” bantamweight season
Andre Petroski def. Gerald Meerschaert via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Natalia Silva def. Andrea Lee via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Karine Silva def. Maryna Moroz via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 4:59
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