6’3 Welterweight Neil Magny had been on a winning streak over his last five fights, and went into UFC Fight Night 60 on the pinnacle of a Welterweight ranking.
Kiichi Kunimoto was never a fighter to overlook. The tough fighter from Osaka, Japan, gave it his all, but couldn’t upset the apple cart tonight.
Neil Magny’s striking in the clinch made a difference in round one. He took control early on and pounded the Japanese fighter with dirty boxing techniques. Knees and short punches hurt Kunimoto, who tried to force Magny up against the fence, but was mostly unsuccessful.
The second round saw Kunimoto gain top position, land strikes. His efforts were in vain, however, as Magny surged late in the round and pounded Kunimoto with ground strikes while mounted on his back.
The Japanese fighter made it out of round two, but wouldn’t see the final bell.
Magny once again fought into the mount in round three. The lanky striker wouldn’t offer any mercy this time around. Magny extended his winning streak to six fights with a rear-naked choke submission set up by a flurry of punches in round three.
It looks like he has broken through to the UFC Welterweight top fifteen with another great performance.