Neil Magny pulled from UFC Vegas 62, Daniel Rodriguez bout rescheduled for Nov. 5


One card’s loss is another card’s gain.

The welterweight scrap between Neil Magny and Daniel Rodriguez has been rescheduled for Nov. 5 at UFC Vegas 64, the UFC announced Friday.

Magny vs. Rodriguez had been originally scheduled to be Oct. 15 at UFC Vegas 62, but Rodriguez pulled out on Thursday after a persistent elbow infection. With Rodriguez out, the UFC ultimately opted to pull Magny as well and re-book the matchup for a later date.

“Wake up this morning. I felt throbbing in my elbows ******,” Rodriguez posted on Thursday to Instagram Stories. I had this small cut from my last fight and it became infected. It looks like my fight is over, man. We suspect that I have a MRSA infection. It looks like I will not be fighting on Saturday. However, I will be returning in November to face the same opponent .”


UFC Vegas 64 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The event is headlined by a matchup between undefeated featherweight contenders Bryce Mitchell and Movsar Evloev.

Rodriguez (17-2) is looking to continue his momentum after picking up a split decision over Li Jingliang at UFC 279 as part of the event’s last-minute card reshuffling. The victory ended a 13-month layoff for the 35-year-old welterweight and extended his UFC record to 7-1, highlighted by his current four-fight win streak over Mike Perry, Kevin Lee, and more.

Across the cage, Magny (26-9) hopes to rebound after losing via second-round submission to Shavkat Rakhmonov in June. Prior to that, Magny scored back-to-back victories over Geoff Neal and Max Griffin.