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In the welterweight division, former UFC fighter Tim Means (20-5-1, 2-2 UFC) returns to the UFC as an injury replacement as he takes on The Ultimate Fighter alum Neil Magny (9-3, 2-2 UFC). Means is replacing William Macario who suffered an undisclosed injury.
UFC Betting Odds
Neil Magny +220
Tim Means -280
Means returns to the UFC after two fights in the Legacy Fighting Championship, where he looked impressive in earning consecutive first round stoppages. Means finished Pete Sprat with elbows at 2:24 of the first round and then TKO’d an overmatched Artenas Young in just 1:38 into the first round of their bout.
The return will be a chance for redemption for Means who, after spending several years with King of the Cage got his chance in world’s premier fight organization. He won his first two but dropped two in a row. The UFC released him after his loss to Danny Castillo; Means failed make weight for the bout.
The return to welterweight will make things easier for Means so he won’t be faced with a drastic weight cut to get down to the 155lbs limit. Means told UFC.com, ““It’s a huge mental relief,” he said. “I don’t have to worry about making weight. All I have to do is go fight.”
Neil Magny looked impressive during his time on the Ultimate Fighter winning three fights before losing to eventual TUF finalist Mike Ricci but he’s split his four fights since officially joining the UFC.
Tim Means is an excellent striker, a savvy veteran and a former King of the Cage champion. He has the skills to make it a tough night for the overmatched Magny and the UFC oddsmakers agree as UFC bettors will need to risk $280 to win $100 in backing Means. If you’re feeling lucky, a bet on the underdog Magny will pay bettors $220 for every $100 risked.