neil magnyUFC officials have announced a welterweight matchup for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 43 event slated to take place on June 28 in New Zealand. A welterweight bout between Neil Magny and Claudio Henrique da Silva has been verbally agreed upon.

The event will be headlined by a middleweight bout between Nate Marquardt and New Zealand’s own James Te Huna.

Brazil’s da Silva (10-1) is coming off a decision win over Brad Scott in his promotional debut in March. He previously fought as a middleweight, but will make the drop in weight to the welterweight division for this matchup.

Magny (10-3) is coming off an upset decision win over Tim Means in his last outing just last week. Magny, a TUF alum, has won back-to-back fights in the UFC.

The event will be aired entirely via the UFC Fight Pass subscription service. Stay tuned to for more UFC Fight Night 43 news and coverage.

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