Neil Magny-Claudio Silva Placed On New Zealand Card For June

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Neil Magny has already signed on for his next fight, as the veteran of The Ultimate Fighter will meet Claudio Henrique da Silva at UFC Fight Night 43.

Set for Auckland, New Zealand, the card will take place June 28 inside the Vector Arena. Nate Marquardt and James Te Huna are slated for the main event.

Magny (10-3) improved to 3-2 after scoring a victory over Tim Means this past weekend. The 26-year-old is on a two-fight win streak, having also defeated Gasan Umalatov in February.

After advancing to the semifinals on TUF, Magny earned a win in his Octagon debut over fellow semifinalist Jon Manley via decision. He proceeded to drop bouts to Sergio Moraes via submission and Seth Baczynski via decision before getting on track.

Silva (10-1) won his debut with the promotion by earning a decision over Brad Scott at middleweight. He now returns to the welterweight division and will be trying to earn his 10th consecutive victory.

The 31-year-old was disqualified in his MMA debut back in 2007, but has earned seven finishes since. In 2012, he defeated Xavier Foupa-Pokam before moving to the UFC.

An initial report for the fight card had Silva taking on Richard Walsh.

Below is a list of fights previously announced:

Middleweight: Nate Marquardt vs. James Te Huna

Featherweight: Hatsu Hioki vs. Charles Oliveira

Heavyweight: Soa Palelei vs. Jared Rosholt

Light Heavyweight: Sean O’Connell vs. Gian Villante

Welterweight: Robert Whittaker vs. Mike Rhodes

Flyweight: Jon Delos Reyes vs. Richie Vaculik

Welterweight: Vik Grujic vs. Chris Indich

Welterweight: Neil Magny vs. Claudio Henrique da Silva

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