Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC on ESPN 20: Chiesa vs. Magny is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Michael “Maverick” Chiesa will take on Neil “The Haitian Sensation” Magny in the Welterweight Bout. You can view the full UFC on ESPN 20 card.

In this post, we will break down Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 33-year-old, Michael Chiesa is coming in with a 17-4-0 record. Chiesa will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Dos Santos in January.

Magny, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Robbie Lawler on January 25, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Rakic and holds a 24-8-0 record.

Michael Chiesavs.Neil Magny
33
Age
33
6′ 1″
Height
6′ 3″
170 lbs.
Weight
170 lbs.
75″
Reach
80″
17-4-0
Record
24-8-0
Southpaw
Stance
Orthodox

Michael Chiesa has an southpaw fighting stance with a 75″ reach. The 33-year-old, Neil Magny is an orthodox fighter with a 80″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Michael Chiesa:
→ Chiesa’s striking accuracy is 39%.
→ Chiesa lands 2.07 significant strikes per minute.
→ Chiesa’s takedown accuracy is 51%.
→ Chiesa’s takedown average is 3.84 per 15 minutes.
→ Chiesa’s takedown defense is 68%.

Chiesa comes in with 39% striking accuracy, typically landing about 2.07 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Magny fires at 48% accuracy, landing about 3.96 significant strikes per minute. Michael Chiesa also has a 51% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 3.84 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Magny’s 2.63 takedowns and 59% takedown accuracy.

Neil Magny:
→ Magny’s striking accuracy is 48%.
→ Magny lands 3.96 significant strikes per minute.
→ Magny’s takedown accuracy is 45%.
→ Magny’s takedown average is 2.63 per 15 minutes.
→ Magny’s takedown defense is 59%.

Neil spent on average 12:10 minutes in the Octagon and Michael has an average fight time of 8:55 minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC on ESPN 20 is live in , who do you think will win, Michael or Neil? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ESPN 20: Chiesa vs. Magny
Date
January 20, 2021
Location
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny

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