Report – Shavkat Rakhmonov Returns, Draws Neil Magny At UFC Event On June 25.

    ByRoss Markey

    Apr 15, 2022
    Shavkat Rakhmonov

    Streaking undefeated UFC welterweight contender, Shavkat Rakhmonov is slated to make his first UFC outing since February – drawing divisional staple, Neil Magny on June 25. – with a location or venue for the UFC Fight Night 209 card yet to be determined by the organization. 

    As per an initial report by MMA Junkie reporters, Mike Bohn, and Nolan King – Shavkat Rakhmonov, boasting an undefeated 15-0 professional record, lands in the Octagon on June 25. against the tied most winning fighter in divisional history, Magny.

    Featuring most recently in February at UFC Vegas 47, Shavkat Rakhmonov, a native of Kazakhstan – stopped Carlston Harris with a stunning first round spinning wheel kick knockout – landing him his third Octagon success and a Performance of the Night bonus to boot.

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    For Magny, the New York veteran featured most recently just last month on the main card of UFC Columbus – defeating Max Griffin with a close, split decision win to nab his second consecutive split judging triumph. 

    Debuting in promotion at UFC 254 back in 2020, Rakhmonov, who entered the Octagon off the back of M-1 Global middleweight title success and a slew of title defenses – stopped the recently parted, Alex Oliveira with an opening round guillotine choke.

    Shavkat Rakhmonov is yet to go the distance — finishing all 15 professional opponents

    Stopping Oliveira’s compatriot, Michel Prazeres with a rear-naked choke in a turnaround – Rakhmonov returned against Harris – retaining his undefeated record and continuing his 100 percent finish run, scoring career knockout number eight, to go with seven submission triumphs. 

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    Back in March following his victory against Griffin, Magny became the tied most winning fighter in welterweight history – joining former undisputed middleweight and welterweight titleholder, Georges St-Pierre with 19 divisional wins in the UFC. 

    The victory came as Magny’s twenty-sixth professionally – adding to a run of wins over the likes of former champions, Carlos Condit, Robbie Lawler, and Johnny Hendricks, as well as Kelvin Gastelum, Alex Garcia, Tim Means, Geoff Neal, Li Jingliang, and Hector Lombard.