CAMERON DIFFLEY (3-0) VS. NEIL MAGNY (7-1)
Round 1 - Interestingly, Shane is not in the corner for the fight. He believes the team he's assembled is better suited for that role. Referee Steve Mazzagatti gets the action underway. Neil starts in the center and pumps his jab as Cameron circles on the outside. Cameron looks for the takedown, but he's not seeing any openings in the early going. When he does push in, Neil pushes him down and refuses to engage on the floor. Roy calls repeatedly for a jab-takedown combo from his fighter, and Cameron does get inside. However, Neil is prepared and pulls easily away. Cameron finally pulls the action to the floor with two minutes remaining, and he goes quickly from an armbar attempt to a kneebar. Roy yells for Cameron to sweep to top, but he instead focuses on the ankle. There are a few tense moments, but Neil survives. However, Cameron does pull up to top position, where he continues to work in the final minute. Neil survives underneath, but the close of the round was all Cameron.
Round 2 - Neil returns to his jab to open the second round. He lands a few crisp punches but allows Cameron to tie him up and pull the action to the floor again. Cameron looks to the leg, but Neil is able to pull away and return to the feet. Neil keeps his distance and strikes from the outside as Cameron's team calls for him to get close and look for the takedown. Cameron returns fire from the center as he searches for an opening. With 90 seconds left, Cameron shoots in but winds up on the bottom. Cameron tries to sweep and nearly scores it, but Neil digs deep and pushes his opponent to his back before backing away and resetting on the feet. Neil continue to link combinations together as time winds down, and it's clear he's taken the second frame. The first was tight, and it appears a third round is at least a possibility. However, judges decide it's not needed.
Neil Magny def. Cameron Diffley via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18 20-18).
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