Ian Machado Garry, who refers to himself as the future, is swiftly establishing himself as one of UFC’s top welterweights.
Facing what many regarded as his sternest challenge to date against Neil Magny at UFC 292, Garry’s performance was nothing short of extraordinary. His relentless leg kicks inflicted significant damage, enabling him to claim a decidedly one-sided unanimous decision victory. The judges awarded him scores of 30-26, 30-26, and 30-24, a reflection of his domination in every round, with a 10-8 win over Magny.
Speaking after the fight, Garry said, “I told everybody when I show up, I surgically dominate. That guy has fought some of the best in the welterweight division, and I made it seem as though he had never stepped into the octagon. I was patient and methodical. It was complete domination. I hurt him and I kept taunting him.”
Garry’s focus on leg kicks paid immediate dividends, as he knocked Magny down twice in succession with strikes to the calf. This tactic defined the opening round and kept Magny on the defensive.
In the closing moments of the first round, Magny’s error in positioning allowed Garry to land another of those signature kicks, digging into Magny’s lead leg.
Despite Magny’s attempts to become more aggressive, Garry maintained his composure, shrugging off the advances and continuing with his relentless leg assault. Even when Magny tried to take the fight to the ground, Garry resisted.
After separating, Garry’s continued attack on the lead leg sent Magny into retreat mode, each blow visibly causing more pain. Yet Garry’s disciplined approach prevented any reckless pursuit of a finish.
By the third round, Magny’s struggles were evident, as he could hardly put weight on his lead leg. Garry continued with his strategy, targeting the leg before delivering a high kick to Magny’s head.
Eventually, Garry took the fight to the ground, landing a few more strikes. Although Magny endured until the end of the round, the fight was unmistakably Garry’s.
Having proven his mettle, Garry quickly shifted his focus to future challenges, specifically eyeing a match with a two-time welterweight title challenger.
“I’m telling you now I need to prove myself as the best striker this division has ever seen,” Garry exclaimed. “To be the best striker in the world, you need to beat the best strikers. Everybody has Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson on that list. I will prove to you I am the new generation of striker in the world.” His decisive victory over Magny has undoubtedly set the stage for what promises to be an exciting next chapter in Garry’s career.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC 292
Who won the fight between Ian Machado Garry and Neil Magny at UFC 292?
Ian Machado Garry won the fight against Neil Magny at UFC 292 through a unanimous decision, with scores of 30-26, 30-26, and 30-24.
What was Garry’s strategy against Magny?
Garry’s strategy involved a damaging display of leg kicks, focusing on Magny’s lead leg. This approach allowed him to dominate the fight and earn the unanimous decision win.
Did Neil Magny manage to take Ian Machado Garry down to the ground during the fight?
No, Magny attempted to drag the fight to the canvas, but Garry refused to go down, maintaining his dominance in the stand-up game.
What was Garry’s callout after defeating Magny?
After defeating Magny, Garry called out Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, expressing his desire to prove himself as the best striker in the welterweight division and the world.
How did Garry describe his own performance after the fight?
Garry described his performance as surgical domination, stating that he made Magny look like he had never fought in the octagon before. He emphasized his patience and the complete control he had over the fight from start to finish.