The UFC 250 PPV main card is in-progress, and welterweights Neil Magny and Anthony Martin just went at it for three rounds. Martin had some success early in the fight, rocking Magny early in the second round. Magny went hard in the third frame, pouring on the pressure and running away with the final act. When the smoke had cleared, it was Magny who took the scorecards. The “Haitian Sensation” has now won four of his last five fights.
Before that, surging up and comer, Sean O’Malley, hit a walk-off knockout on longtime UFC veteran, Eddie Wineland in the first round. Wineland came out aggressive, but all it took was one punch too turn out the lights and end the fight. This is the biggest name win to date for O’Malley, who extends his perfect record to 12-0. The “Sugar Show” hype-train continues to roll along in style, and it might be time to see how he fares against some ranked competition.
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Neil Magny def. Anthony Martin by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28): Welterweight
The bout opened up with Martin closing the distance and pressing Magny against the fence. The fighters jockeyed for position, with Martin being the one controlling the exchanges. In open space, Magny landed a couple of leg kicks before getting pushed back against the fence.
Martin rocked Magny with a brutal right hand early in the second round. He then was able to pull off a takedown. Magny scrambled up to his feet and looked to hold Martin against the cage. They exchanged the dominant position several times before returning to open space. Magny attempted to kick at the leg, but Martin was hip to the tactics and kept checking them.
Magny started to push the pace in the final frame. He closed the distance and tried to wrestle Martin to the ground. Martin stayed on his feet, but ate a bunch of knees to the body from the clinch. Magny was turning it up as Martin was slowing down. Neil was landing his punches as he entered into the clinch, with Martin rendered mostly defensive. Martin did land a couple of bombs in the final seconds of the fight.
Sean O’Malley def. Eddie Wineland by KO at 1:54 of round 1: Bantamweight
Wineland pressed the action right away, going right at O’Malley with bad intentions. Just as Wineland seemed to be finding a groove, he was obliterated with a sinister right hand. Eddie hit the deck and O’Malley walked away like a G! Yikes!