MMA Preview – Carlos Condit vs Neil Magny at UFC 219

Date: Sunday 31st December, 3am (UK)

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Venue: T-Mobile Arena

‘The Natural Born Killer’ returns to the octagon after 16 months, much to the excitement of the fans as he hopes to revisit the win column against Neil Magny.

Condit’s thrilling fighting style has been missed but a break was much needed after losing five of his last seven fights which included brutal encounters with the very best welterweights in the world including Georges St. Pierre, Johny Hendricks, Tyron Woodley, Robbie Lawler and Demian Maia.

The UFC would be forgiven for handing Condit a soft return but not the case and Condit wouldn’t have it any other way. Magny has hugely impressive wins over the likes of Kelvin Gastelum, Hector Lombard and Johny Hendricks and possesses attributes to threaten any welterweight.

Standing at 6’3” with an 80-inch reach, he holds the advantage over all of his UFC welterweight foes and will be a key factor in this fight. Condit is as seasoned as they come and has proven he can out-strike some of the best fighters in the world with fluid combinations of punches and kicks thrown from all angles. Magny will have to utilize his reach advantage and conduct the fight as ‘The Natural Born Killer’ can finish from anywhere.

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.