UFC Fight Night 85 results and highlights: Neil Magny beats Hector Lombard after suffering initially
UFC fans saw a thrilling fight earlier today. Neil Magny vs Hector Lombard fight was enticing and tough. To be true, initially it seems that the two fighters had come to win at any cost.
The UFC Fight Night 85 was simply among the biggest fights in recent months. While Hector Lombard came out strongly against the American MMA fighter, Neil Magny was able to keep his composure and managed to weather the initial storm.
Nonetheless till the end of the second round, the fight looked even and no fighter seemed to have any advantage over the other. But the third round changed everything at Neil Magny came very hard against Hector Lombard and finally destroyed his defenses before much of an effort.
Despite the fact that the fight was eventually won by the American fighter, Lombard seemed to move with a purpose early in the first round and after eventually pushing Magny to the fence, crushing Magny with a blitz of punches that dropped the American. Many thought that Magny had met his nemesis that will eventually beat him. But it was the first round, things drastically changed in the subsequent rounds.
After the initial surge in blows and kicks, the bout appeared to slow at the halfway mark of the first, but Magny was able to eventually get back to his feet and even land a hard knee in the clinch. Magny, however, shot and was stuffed. The American got back to his feet again and landed a few decent shots before the final bell sounded.
The second round too was tough. But the third round changed completely as Magny came right after Lombard at the opening bell of the third. Magny closed the distance, scored a scoop double and finished Lombard from mount with strikes while he had a locked up mounted triangle. The end came officially at 46 seconds of round three.