The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 130 was supposed to see Neil Magny take on Gunnar Nelson – which is a pretty compelling match-up, given their talent level. But Nelson had to bail with a knee injury, so late-replacement Craig White got the call.
White is a vet of the UK regional scene. He’s going to die.
They come out kicking, then start wrestling against the cage, trading knees and short punches while jockeying for the best hand placement possible. To his credit, White manages to avoid getting slammed when Magny hoists him up. In another instance, White flubs a takedown and winds up on bottom, but Magny refrains from pounding him into jelly, and they return to their cage-wrestling festival. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, White is caught leaning down too much, and Magny clocks him with a crushing knee to the dome. They drop to the canvas, and the follow-up punches leave White unconscious.
Who needs a second round, when Neil Magny can just get a TKO in the first \_(ツ)_/¯. pic.twitter.com/6BEViLyq6j
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) May 27, 2018
Results: Neil Magny def. Craig White via TKO (Punches) at 4:32, R1