Neil Magny moved his winning streak to three tonight at UFC Vegas 8, but scoring a clear cut win over former welterweight champ, Robbie Lawler.

Round one

Magny came out with a few kicks as Lawler pressed forward. Lawler changed levels and started looking for a takedown but Magny defended and started looking for a choke. Lawler worked his way out and up to his feet, but Magny remained on his back. Magny dragged Lawler back down but the former champ reversed positions and scored with some punches. Magny popped back up and moments later, he took Lawler down. Magny hit Lawler with several elbows and punches to the body before the round ended.

Round two

Lawler pressured to begin round two. Magny fired in a head kick that Lawler blocked, and then he followed up with a takedown. Magny took Lawler’s back and started hunting for a rear-naked-choke. Magny switched positions, possibly to look for a twister. Lawler defended and eventually got back to his feet. Magny planted some knees and elbows from the clinch and the round ended with Lawler pressuring, but unable to land any big shots.

Round three

Lawler landed a hard right hook moments in and Magny pulled guard. Magny locked Lawler up and the ref restarted the fight standing. Lawler hit Magny with a couple more big shots but Magny returned fire and took “Ruthless” down. Lawler got back to his feet but Magny fired in a nice knee. Moments later, Magny scored with another hard in a striking exchange. Magny clinched up and continued to work with knees and punches. Lawler’s nose is bloodied up. Lawler fired off a head kick and continued to move forward, but he was unable to score the fight ending shot he needed.

Impressive performance by Magny.

Here the results so far for UFC Vegas 8, which is taking place at the Apex Facility.

Neil Magny def. Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Alexa Grasso def. Ji Yeon Kim via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Ricardo Lamas def. Bill Algeo via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)

Impa Kasanganay def. Maki Pitolo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Zak Cummings def. Alessio Di Chirico via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Alex Caceres def. Austin Springer via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 3:38

Sean Brady def Christian Aguilera via technical submission (guillotine choke) R2, 1:47

Polyana def. Emily Whitmire via submission (armbar) R1, 1:53

Mallory Martin def. Hannah Cifers via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 1:33

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