UFC ON ABC 5: Magny vs Rowe 06/24/2023 – Neil Magny and Phil Rowe square off in a three-round welterweight clash on Saturday, June 24, at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. The match is part of the UFC on ABC 5 preliminary bouts that is expected to spice up the whole fight card. Magny has been a grizzled veteran in the UFC and has set records in the history of the MMA outfit. The “Haitian Sensation,” however, lost two of his last three fights, including the one-round arm triangle submission defeat at the hands of Gilbert Burns in January.
On the other hand, Rowe is looking for his fourth straight victory as he tries to improve his status in the 170-pound weight class. He is aiming to follow up on his technical knockout win over Niko Price in his last fight in December last year. UFC betting lines are giving the veteran Magny the favorite’s tag due to his capability to bounce back from an earlier defeat.
UFC ON ABC 5: Magny vs Rowe 06/24/2023
|When:||Saturday, June 24, 12:00 PM ET|
|Where:||VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, USA|
|Stream:||ESPN+, UFC Fight Pass|
Magny (27-10, 20-9 UFC) has fought extensively in the UFC since 2013 and made history by holding several records, including the most wins in welterweight history (20), most decision wins in history (13) and tied for the most wins in a calendar year with five. In his last three fights, Magny has lost two of them against Shavkat Rakhmonov and Gilbert Burns. Both of the fights ended by submission and the “Haitian Sensation” is determined to bounce back to break his own mark. Magny has recorded 11 stoppages (seven knockouts and four submissions) and 16 decisions, meaning that he would likely grind out a 15-minute encounter.
Stats wise, Magny has been able to land 3.59 significant strikes per minute in his career. He has absorbed 2.25 strikes per minute. His striking accuracy rate is 46% while his defense rate is 54%. In terms of grappling, Magny has normed 2.4 takedowns per 15 minutes and has a takedown accuracy of 42%. He was able to stop 56% of the takedown attempts against him and has averaged 0.29 submissions per 15 minutes.
Rowe (10-3, 3-1 UFC) is on a three-fight winning streak after losing his first UFC fight against Gabriel Green. The Brooklyn native has strung up three technical knockout wins in a row against Orion Cosce, Jason Witt and Niko Price. Rowe’s ascent to the top is set to be met with veteran resistance in Neil Magny and he has to pass this to gain more fights in the welterweight division in the future. Rowe finished all of his 10 opponents with six coming by way of knockout and the rest were submissions. The fighter known as “The Fresh Prince” needs to counteract Magny’s assault and veteran smarts by using his power strikes.
The 32-year-old fighter has averaged 4.39 significant strikes landed as against to 4.97 strikes absorbed. He has a 52% significant strike proficiency rate and was able to defend 53% of the strike attempts lodged against him. In terms of grappling, Rowe has normed 0.81 takedowns per 15 minutes at an accuracy rate of 37%. His takedown defense is 52% and he has a submission average of 0.54 per 15 minutes.
Magny vs Rowe Betting Numbers
|Win by KO/TKO||26%||60%|
|Win by Submission||15%||40%|
|Strikes landed per minute||3.86||N/A|
|Striking absorbed per minute||2.22||N/A|
Magny vs Rowe Betting Picks
Rowe is tabbed by UFC fight odds as the underdog in this encounter due to Magny’s vast experience inside the octagon. He may have the advantage in power strikes but Magny knows how to make the strikes and takedowns count when it comes to crucial situations. The “Haitian Sensation” has been able to put up wins in a consistent basis whether he is behind or ahead on points and Rowe is expected to have a lesson in dictating the tempo, as Magny has outworked his opponents in previous fights.
Rowe, however, has a good chance of winning the match if he imposes his power early and make his rival remain in one side of the mat. It is easier said than done though as Magny is known as a skillful fighter who can outwit his foes and use their weaknesses to his advantage. The fight may end in a decision in favor of Magny but if Rowe connects early in the fight, expect him to win by knockout in two rounds.