UFC 292: Magny vs Garry 08/19/2023 – Ian Garry stakes his unbeaten record against veteran Neil Magny in a three-round clash that is part of the UFC 292 main card on Saturday, August 19, at the TD Garden Arena in Boston, Massachusetts. The fight is streamed live on UFC Fight Pass at 10:00 PM ET and it is also available in ESPN/ESPN+ for television subscribers in the United States and TNT Sport for audiences in the United Kingdom.
Garry has been sensational in his UFC stint so far, winning his first five assignments inside the octagon. He faces a stiff test in the veteran Magny, who won his last match against Philip Rowe in June. Both fighters are in the Top 15 rankings of the welterweight division and a win would boost their seedings moving forward. The Irishman is the overwhelming favorite in this match by various MMA betting oddsmakers that cover the UFC.
UFC 292: Magny vs Garry 08/19/2023
|Saturday, August 19, 2023 10:00 PM ET
|TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
|ESPN/ESPN+ (US); TNT Sport (UK)
|UFC Fight Pass
Magny (28-10, 21-9 UFC) has alternated losses and wins in his last four fights as the veteran remains as a marquee fighter in the welterweight division. Known for his durability, this will be his third match of the year as he looks to improve on his No11 ranking in the 170-pound category. In his most recent fight, Magny narrowly defeated Philip Rowe via split decision and earned the chance to face the undefeated Garry in the upcoming clash. The “Haitian Sensation” will enjoy a 5 1/2-inch reach advantage in the fight and is anticipated to leverage his wrestling background to outduel his Irish rival in the octagon.
Magny has 17 wins by decision and 11 finishes (seven knockouts and four submissions) in his career. The 36-year-old is expected to use his grappling ability to overcome Garry. He will come into the clash with an above average 2.3 takedowns per 15 minutes and a 41% takedown accuracy rate. His takedown defense rate is 56% while his submission average is 0.28 per 15 minutes. In terms of striking, Magny has landed an average of 3.52 significant strikes per minute at an accuracy rate of 46%. He has absorbed 2.25 significant strikes per minute and his defense rate against striking attempts is 53%.
Garry (12-0, 5-0 UFC) has fought brilliantly in the octagon, winning all his five matches since debuting in the promotion in November 2021. He registered victories against Jordan Williams, Darian Weeks, Gabriel Green, Song Kenan and Daniel Rodriguez. In his last fight, Garry needed just two minutes and 57 seconds to demolish Rodriguez in what will be his first Performance of the Night bonus in the UFC. Although he is at equal footing with Magny when it comes to height, the Irish fighter will have a disadvantage in reach which would affect his ability to land significant strikes against Magny.
The 25-year-old has eight finishes (seven knockouts, one submission) in 12 pro matches and has won three of his last five fights by knockout. His striking rate is outstanding as he has landed an average of 6.85 significant strikes per minute at an accuracy rate of 55%. His striking defense percentage is 53% and he has absorbed 4.09 strikes per minute. Garry is not that well-versed in grappling as he has a low takedown rate of 0.29 takedowns per 15 minutes. His takedown accuracy rate is 50% and has defended 63% of the takedowns launched against him. He has yet to connect on his submission attempts in the UFC.
Magny vs Garry Betting Numbers
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Magny vs Garry Betting Picks
Garry anticipates encountering his most significant challenge yet in the UFC, aiming to enhance his standings in the welterweight class. In this bout, he will test his patience against Magny, one of the promotion’s most durable fighters. Although Garry is favored to win the match in the best online sports picks website in the world, the veteran Magny has the capacity to frustrate foes with his slick ground game. The Irish fighter needs to strengthen his base to prevent Magny’s takedown attempts and keep the fight standing.
On the other hand, the 36-year-old fighter should use his significant reach advantage to keep Garry at bay. He should keep the fight on the ground and secure enough points to gain a big upset against one of the UFC’s top prospects in the 170-pound division.