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UFC Fight Night 60 results: Neil Magny mauls, then strangles, Kiichi Kunimoto

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Talented Japanese Welterweight import, Kiichi Kunimoto, was perfect (3-0) inside the Octagon to date and was eager to keep the momentum rolling tonight (Feb. 15, 2015) against a surging Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 60 from 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado.

It didn't happen.

Magny came out aggressive, looking to put his size and reach advantage to immediate use. He tagged Kunimoto with a nice combination about one minute into the bout, but the Japanese fighter was able to tie up Magny along the cage. The fight was stopped momentarily for a low blow, and on the restart, Magny went back to pressing the action.

Kunimoto desperately tried to get the match down to the ground for about two minutes, but Magny defended expertly and was able to turn the tables and soften up "Strasser" along the cage with knees to the mid-section. Magny continued to batter Kunimoto's belly with knees until the round ended.

Picking up right where he left off, Magny kept up the pressure, taking it right to Kunimoto to start the second. Kunimoto tried to slow him down with a body lock, but Magny continued to keep busy and score with body shots. Ninety seconds into the second frame and Kunimoto finally got the bout where he wanted it ... on the ground.

However, Kunimoto offered little offense, unable to land anything effective when he did try to throw strikes. Magny eventually kicked himself out, sprung to his feet and unloaded on Kunimoto, who appeared to be hurt. Magny slipped during the barrage, letting Kunimoto off the hook and providing him with the opportunity to angle for a kimura submission, which he released when Magny started to pummel his body.

Magny was able to take Kunimoto's back with about 20 seconds remaining and deliver a furious assault. Kunimoto, however, was saved by the bell.

To start the third and final round, Magny came out looking for a finish. Kunimoto dropped to the ground after an early exchange and Magny once again hopped on his back and boxed his ears. Kunimoto seemingly had nothing left in the tank, letting Magny wrap his forearm around his throat and crush his windpipe.

Relentless rear-naked choke-winning performance for Magny, who is now riding a very impressive -- and quiet -- six-fight win streak.

For complete UFC Fight Night 60: "Henderson vs. Thatch" results, including play-by-play updates, click here.

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