UFC Fight For The Troops 3 Play-by-Play: Neil Magny vs. Seth Baczynski

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Neil Magny vs. Seth Baczynski

Round 1: Baczynski starts things off with some leg kicks, and a solid punch combination before they clinch along the cage, Baczynski controlling position early. Magny gets double underhooks and briefly takes control, but they stall and the referee separates them. Baczynski immediately lands an overhand right on the restart, but Magny clinches and puts him on the fence. Magny lands a knee to the body and a short uppercut before they are again forced to restart. Baczynski again takes advantage of the restart, scooping Magny up and slamming him to the mat, landing in Magny’s full guard. Baczynski works his way to full mount, raining down punches, and remains on top until the horn. MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Baczynski.

Round 2: Baczynski come out swinging, but doesn’t land the big shot he’s looking for. Magny shoots, but Baczynski stuffs it and ties him up on the fence, as they wrestle for position. The referee again restarts them in the center of the Octagon. Baczynski lands a big right hand, but Magny defends Baczynski’s takedown attempt, and again clinches on the fence. They continue fighting for position and get separated again. Baczynski shoots, but Magny defends, sprawling down to the mat. They stand up in the clinch, separate, and Magny lands the right hand, as Baczynski looks to be slowing down. Magny fires a kick, but Baczynski catches it and drives him to the mat, again landing in Magny’s full guard and starts his ground and pound attack. MMAWeekly.com scores round two 10-9 for Magny.

Round 3: Magny comes out firing with punches, but Baczynski clinches and fires off a few knees to the body. Magny answers with a knee of his own, but Baczynski is controlling the clinch, keeping Magny backed up to the fence. They separate and Baczynski shoots, but Magny defends, and they again end up in the clinch, working position. The referee separates them again, midway through the round. Baczynski lands a big right hand and then scoops Magny up and plants him on the canvas. Baczynski tries to get his ground and pound going, but Magny is defending well from his back, maintaining wrist control until he regains his feet. Baczynski presses him into the fence, landing a knee to the body before Magny takes Baczynski to the canvas. Baczynski gets up, but Magny picks him up and slams him down. Baczynski gets up, but Magny lights him up with flurry of punches. Baczynski shoots, but Magny defends. They separate and Magny gets the better of the exchange in the final seconds of the fight. MMAWeekly.com scores round three 10-9 and the fight 29-28 for Magny.

Seth Baczynski def. Neil Magny by Unan Dec (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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