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Midnight Mania! Shavkat Rakhmonov vs. Neil Magny booked for June 25

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Per a report from MMAJunkie, highly regarded Welterweight prospect and former M-1 champion, Shavkat Rakhmonov, will indeed receive his requested match up vs. longtime UFC talent, Neil Magny. The pair of now booked to square off on June 25 on a UFC “Fight Night” card from a yet-to-be-determined location.

Undefeated (15-0) with nothing but stoppage wins on his record, Rakhmonov is the hottest 170-pound prospect not named Khamzat Chimaev (and don’t compare them). He’s won all three of his trips to the Octagon fairly easily, most recently brutalizing Carlston Harris with a spinning hook kick in the very first round (HIGHLIGHTS). The Kazakh athlete appears to have all the makings of a future champion, but this will be a significant step up for him.

Magny has been there and done that, defeating several would-be “future champions” in his nearly decade long stint on the UFC roster. Currently ranked at No. 10, Magny has won two in a row, most recently battling past Max Griffin last month. Magny has a well-deserved reputation for accepting tough match ups, and he’s once again proving his grit here by taking on an unranked but hugely talented up-and-comer.

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