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UFC FN 78: Neil Magny Holds Off Kelvin Gastelum to Earn Decision Win

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Neil Magny worked his way to a razor thin, split decision win over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 78, to cap off a card that took over 7 hours to complete…

Magny frustrated Gastelum early on with his reach and clinch game, and clearly won the opening two rounds of the bout. After a competitive round three, Gastelum dropped Magny twice in round four, and went on to win round five. Ultimately two of the judges scored the opening three rounds in Magny’s favor, however, and the welterweight handed Gastelum his second defeat.

In the co-headliner, the overall game of Ricardo Lamas proved to be too much for Diego Sanchez, despite the latter’s ridiculous toughness. Lamas kept Sanchez guessing throughout the bout by mixing in strikes with takedowns. The featherweight contender also battered the legs of Sanchez with kicks.

By the end of the fight, Sanchez was having considerable trouble moving, and Lamas was awarded the UD win.

Here are the results from UFC FN 78. The card went down in Monterrey, Mexico.

Neil Magny def. Kelvin Gastelum via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)

Ricardo Lamas def. Diego Sanchez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Henry Cejudo def. Jussier Formiga via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

TUF Latin America 2 Welterweight Final

Erick Montano def. Enrique Marin via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

TUF Latin America 2 Lightweight Final

Enrique Barzola def. Horacio Gutierrez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Leandro Silva def. Efrain Escudero via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Erik Perez def. Taylor Lapilus via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Bartosz Fabinski def. Hector Urbina via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Alejandro Perez def. Scott Jorgensen via TKO (left injury) R2, 4:26

Andre Fili def. Gabriel Benitez via KO (kick and punches) R1, 3:13

Alvaro Herrera def. Vernon Ramos via TKO (punches) R1, 0:30

Polo Reyes def. Cesar Arzamendia via KO (punches) R1, 3:42

Michel Prazeres def. Valmir Lazaro via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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