Welterweights Ian Machado Garry and Geoff Neal were supposed to fight Saturday. But like many other contests on this card, it fell apart. Neal got hurt and veteran Neil Magny stepped up to take his place.
There's a new betting line now. The Irishman is a -500 favorite in the Garry vs Magny odds.
Ian Garry vs Neil Magny Betting Odds
|Ian Machado Garry||-500|
Odds as of August 14
Per our odds calculator, Garry's -500 status awards him a 83.33% implied chance of victory, with a $100 bet paying out $120.00. At +370, Magny gets a 21.28% chance and a $100 bet cashes $470.
Garry vs Magny Tale Of The Tape
|Fighter||Neil Magny||Ian Machado Garry|
|Record||28-11 (21-9 UFC)||12-0 (5-0 UFC)|
|Avg. Fight Time||12:35||10:28|
|Sig. Strikes Per Minute||3.52||6.85|
|Sig. Strikes Absorbed Per Minute||2.25||4.09|
|Takedowns Per 15 Minutes||2.30||0.29|
Garry vs Magny Betting Preview: Who Reigns Supreme at UFC 292?
This bout isn't quite the rager Garry vs Neal was, but Magny is an established opponent, and Garry could leap a few spots in the 170-pound rankings with a win.
How Garry Wins
Garry is a striking ballerina in the cage, pumping opponents with blazing hooks and uppercuts, almost like a bigger, scarier Conor McGregor.
The 25-year-old can beat Magny, but he must stay loose. He's best when, again like McGregor, he flows inside the cage — that means bouncing on his feet, pawing with the jab and then exploding.
The Irishman can let it rip against Magny in a way that would've been quite dangerous vs Neal. "Handz of Steel" is a bonafide slugger at 170 pounds. Magny, on the other hand, is long but not deadly. Watch for Garry to unload.
How Magny Wins
Magny's new objective: survive. "The Haitian Sensation" is smooth enough on the feet and he'll carry a six-inch reach advantage.
He'll need all 80 inches of reach Saturday, as Garry will press, press and press some more. Magny needs to stick that jab out there and get Garry thinking about moving backward. Otherwise, we've got a very one-sided affair.
Garry vs Magny Betting Pick
I had Garry beating Neal by decision. Against Magny, I'll take the youngster to win inside the distance. The 25-year-old has way more vitality in the Octagon, and he'll bring all kinds of heat in a main-card slot at UFC 292.