Agreements have been made for UFC Vegas 62. a matchup of welterweights between Daniel Rodriguez (Daniel Magny) and Neil Magny.
Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed the matchup for the Oct. 15 event at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Bout agreements are expected to be signed shortly. The pairing was first reported by MMA Island.
Rodriguez makes a quick turnaround after prominent placement on the shuffled UFC 279 card. He was originally scheduled to fight Kevin Holland in the pay-per view event. However, Li Jingliang was booked against him after Khamzat Chimaev lost weight. Rodriguez made the best of the change, outpointing Jingliang in a somewhat controversial decision.
Rodriguez was open to a rematch against the Chinese fighter but opted for a fight with Magny. Magny is one of the most consistent presences in the 170-pound Division. Magny is three months removed from a loss to red-hot prospect Shavkat Rakhmonov, who submitted him in the first round to snap a two-fight winning streak.
Overall, Magny is 19-8 in the octagon and will attempt to halt the rise of another contender in Rodriguez, who is 7-1. UFC Vegas 62 will feature a match-up of Alexa Grasso with Viviane Arujo at flyweight.