UFC 207, which is headlined by the return of Ronda Rousey and her women’s bantamweight title fight with Amanda Nunes, is beginning to take shape.
The card looked pretty bare a couple of days ago, with only Rousey vs Nunes and a welterweight bout between Mike Pyle and Alex Garcia adorning the official UFC 207 event page.
However, an onslaught of announcements has changed all that.
On Tuesday, the UFC made three more welterweight fights official – Tim Means vs Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira, Johnny Hendricks vs Neil Magny, and Tarec Saffiedine vs Matt Brown. Sabah Homasi also confirmed via Instagram that he will face Brandon Thatch at the December 30th event in Las Vegas, although that has not yet been made official.
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The biggest fight among that bunch is Johny Hendricks vs Neil Magny.
Hendricks, a former UFC welterweight champion, has been going through an extremely tough spell as of late. He has dropped two in a row, first getting stopped by Stephen Thompson and then losing a decision to Kelvin Gastelum, since a March 2015 victory over Matt Brown.
Needless to say, ‘Big Rig’ is in desperate need of a rehabilitative win here.
Magny too will be looking to rebound from a defeat last time out, when he was stopped in brutal fashion by Lorenz Larkin. Prior to that setback however, Magny had won three straight, and ten of his previous eleven fights.