On May 27, 2018, Neil Magny, 30, of Dolton, Illinois, United States added yet another win in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, his 17th victory in the promotion. He conquered Craig “The Thundercat” White, 27, of Exmouth, Devon, England at “UFC Fight Night 130” at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.
With Leon Roberts as the referee, Magny and White competed in the middleweight division, which is currently dominated by reigning UFC Middleweight Champion Robert “The Reaper” Whitaker, 27, of Sydney, Australia. Roberts put a stop to the bout at 4:32 of Round 1 when Magny knocked out White via knee and punches.
Before White, Magny defeated 13 opponents in the UFC. From 2013 to 2017, Jon Manley, Gasan Umalatov, Tim Means, Rodrigo Goiana de Lima, Alex Garcia, William Macario, Kiichi Kunimoto, Hyun Gyu Lim, Erick Silva, Kelvin Gastelum, Hector Lombard, Johny Hendricks and Carlos Condit lost to Magny.
After defeating White at “UFC Fight Night 130,” Magny improved his professional mixed martial arts record to 21 wins and 6 losses. Five of the losses were from the Dolton native’s UFC bouts against Sergio Moraes, Seth Baczynski, Demian Maia, Lorenz Larkin and Rafael dos Anjos.
Not included in Magny’s professional MMA record are his 3 wins and 1 loss in “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 16. He defeated Frank Camacho, Cameron Diffley and Bristol Marunde but lost to Mike Ricci.
On the other hand, White’s record downgraded to 14 wins and 8 losses. “UFC Fight Night 130” marked his UFC debut.
Before joining the UFC, White enjoyed four consecutive wins in the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship. He submitted Thomas Robertsen, Hakon Foss and Alex Montagnani and knocked out Matt Inman.
“UFC Fight Night 130” was headlined by Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, 35, of Simpsonville, South Carolina and Darren Till, 25, of Liverpool. After five five-minute rounds, Till won the catchweight bout against Thompson via unanimous decision.