Hector Lombard vs. Neil Magny UFC Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 3/19/16
Neil Magny vs. Hector Lombard
UFC: Saturday, March 19, 2016 (Brisbane Entertainment Centre)
The Line: Hector Lombard +125 / Neil Magny -145 Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds
Hector Lombard and Neil Magny fight Saturday night at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
Hector Lombard enters this fight with a 35-4-1 record and has won 65 percent of his fights by knockout. Lombard has won 10 of his last 13 fights and is coming off a January 2015 no contest against Josh Burkman. Lombard is averaging 2.45 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 40.7 percent. Lombard is averaging 1.89 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 57.1 percent. Lombard has not fought in over a year due to testing positive for anabolic steroids. It will be interesting to see how rusty Lombard is given the extended time off. When on top of his game, Lombard is a very balanced fighter with extreme striking power and accuracy. Lombard has fought much of his career in Australia.
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Neil Magny enters this fight with a 17-4 record and has won 53 percent of his fights by decision. Magny has won five of his last six fights and is coming off a November win over Kelvin Gastelum. Magny is averaging 3.52 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 46 percent. Magny is averaging 3.02 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 49.2 percent. Magny is great on his feet and is one of the more well conditioned fighters in the sport. Magny likes to wear down his opponent with multiple takedowns and has three submission victories under his belt. Magny has really improved as of late and is climbing up the UFC totem pole at just 28 years old. This will be Magny’s first fight in Australia.
This should be a fun fight, as we don’t know what to expect from Lombard with all the time away. Magny is also turning heads lately and would love nothing more than to beat another respectable fighter. However, if we’re being honest, Lombard should win this fight, as he’s the more polished and experienced fighter. Lombard has also never lost a fight in Australia.
Give me Lombard for the minor upset according to the odds.