The young 25-year-old officially moved from solid prospect to rising star with an absolutely dominant performance over the extremely tough Neil Magny tonight at UFC 292, which took place inside TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
While “The Future” was unable to secure a finish, he beat on Magny from opening to final bell and earned wild scores in his unanimous decision win: 30–26, 30–26 and 30–24.
The key to Garry’s win was keeping out of Magny’s clinch and destroying his lead leg with blistering leg kicks. He stayed measured through three rounds, continuing to mix his punches and kicks. Magny never knew where the kicks were going. The ones that didn’t blast his legs ended up catching him up the middle and upside the head.
Following his huge win, Garry called out Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson for a five-round fight to determine who the best striker in UFC is. Based on Twitter’s reaction, everyone wants to see this one.
It’s just too bad Thompson doesn’t. Nevertheless ...
Ian Machado Garry just passed the Neil Magny test with flying colors. Ireland's new star continues to rise through the ranks. #UFC292— Drake Riggs (@DrakeRiggs_) August 20, 2023
Quality performance from Ian Garry there— Caolan Loughran (@DonCaolan135) August 20, 2023
A fight with Jack dela Madalena down line would be sweet #UFC292
Well that was a thorough ass beating— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) August 20, 2023
This is complete domination by Garry and it seems the argument for Magny to continue this fight is how many times the broadcast team can say, "he's so tough"— John Pollock (@iamjohnpollock) August 20, 2023
Peaceful parenting is the best base for mma— Benny Gin Drinks (@benhasfailed) August 20, 2023
Mass General doing at least two ACL reconstructions tonight after #UFC292— Craig Allen (@CraigAllenFNP) August 20, 2023
I know future champion potential when I see it. The kid is the truth… #ufc292— Anatomy of a Fighter (@WillHarrisAOAF) August 20, 2023
Best performance from an Irish fighter since McGregor vs Alvarez? #UFC292— Andy Stevenson (@andyste123) August 20, 2023
That was the 17th Neil Magny fight to go the distance in the UFC and only the 3rd of which that he has lost.— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) August 20, 2023
It would have been nice to see Magny at least try to test Garry's grappling. Hard to draw many conclusions about Garry's skills from that fight.— The Naked Gambler (@NakedGambling) August 20, 2023
A finish would have been nice but 30-24ing the welterweight vet with the most wins in the division is brutal lmao. #UFC292— MacMally (@MacMallyMMA) August 20, 2023
Ian Garry vs. Wonderboy in Dublin.— Seán Sheehan (@SeanSheehanBA) August 20, 2023
Make. It. Happen. #UFC292
For complete UFC 292: ‘Sterling vs. O’Malley’ results and play-by-play, click HERE.