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Neil Magny steps in to replace Matt Brown at Fight Night 78, WSOF signs Muay Thai champ Cosmo Alexandre

Ratish Menon
Modified 04 Nov 2015
Saving the day...again

- Neil Magny, who has already fought 4 times this calendar year, has announced that he is stepping in for the injured Matt Brown in the main event of the upcoming UFC Fight Night 78. It will be a short-notice bout for the talented American, whose last appearance in the UFC was als a short notice replacement where he stepped in to take on Erick Silva, back in August.

Magny is 3-1 this year, with his sole loss coming in against submission expert Demian Maia. Interestingly, Magny also fought five times in 2014, winning all of his fights. If his fight against Gastelum goes through, he will become the first UFC fighter to have fought 5 times in 2 consecutive years.

UFC Fight Night 78 is set to go down in Monterrey, Mexico, on Nov. 21, 2015. Also featured on the card is a Featherweight bout between Ricardo Lamas and Diego Sanchez, a Flyweight showdown pitting Henry Cejudo against Jussier Formiga, and The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Latin America 2" finals.

- World Series if Fighting (WSOF) has added multiple-time world Muay Thai champion and former Bellator MMA lightweight Cosmo ‘Good Boy’ Alexandre to its roster of 155-pound fighters. Cosmo is coming to WSOF after racking up 6 consecutive wins.

World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo had the following to say about the signing of Cosmo Alexandre:

"As a former kickboxing world champion who also made the transition to MMA, I am excited to welcome Cosmo Alexandre to our roster and see him perform.

With the addition of Cosmo, our lightweight division is stronger than ever, and I think he will provide World Series of Fighting fans with a number of memorable encounters in the cage and, perhaps make a run at our lightweight world championship."

Alexandre is coming off a decision win over John Wayne Parr, which earned him the Lion Fight Super Middleweight championship belt. 

Published 04 Nov 2015, 11:55 IST
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