Neil Magny is set for what is almost his 13th fight in a little over two years. Plus, if he wins then he will have gone 9-1 in that span as well. This also includes a 5-0 stretch over 2014 and a 4-1 stretch over 2015. His first fight of 2016 will be against none over than Hector Lombard. Magny is ranked 9th in the current UFC rankings and Lombard is absent even though he should be ranked but other reasons left him out.
Lombard had an abysmal start to his UFC tenure by going 1-2 at Middleweight before dropping down to Welterweight. He picked up three straight wins and was on his way to a fight with current top there fighter Rory MacDonald before a failed drug test overturned that fight and sent him into suspension. Now, he can return after a year off to restart his career, but there is a few things lingering that may affect his ability to compete. He will be 38 by the time the fight rolls around, has not made the cut without use of IV and now has to fight a surging young prospect.
Magny, as stated previously, has gone 9-1 in the last two years with his only loss coming to Demain Maia in a blow out. That does not matter though as he rebounded with two straight wins to come out on top for the year at 4-1. Those rebound wins came over Erick Silva and TUF winner Kelvin Gastelum. A win does not due huge things for his career though considering he has fought and beat tougher fighters. Nonetheless, he is the best grinder in the sport having fought anyone and everyone that the UFC has put in front of him.
This fight will be on March 30th in Brisbane, Australia on the undercard of the main event that pits Frank Mir against Mark Hunt. Will it be the co-main? Well that is unknown, but it will most likely be on the main card of this fight as this is a big fight for the 170 pound division.