MMA Odds and Ends for Monday: WSOF 30 Highlights, Neil Magny signs new UFC contract

Highlights from Saturday’s WSOF 30 event    UFC welterweight Neil Magny signs new UFC contract MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reported Friday that Neil Magny has opted not to test free agency, and has signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC. Magny (18-4) is currently ranked #7 in the UFC welterweight rankings and is coming off a huge win over Hector Lombard at UFC Fight Night 85. He started his UFC career off by losing two of his first three fights. From there he went on to win 10 of his last 11 bouts, with his only loss coming to Demain Maia at UFC 190.   UFC vets Thiago Silva, Paulo Thiago to compete in Akhmat MMA Grand Prix on April 9 BloodyElbow’s Karim Zidan reported this past weekend that UFC veterans Thiago Silva and Paulo Thiago will compete in the Akhmat Grand Prix this Friday. Akhmat will host a second set of tournament quarter-finals on Friday in the heavyweight, light-heavyweight, middleweight, and welterweight divisions. Here’s an updated look at the card. Heavyweight Quarter-finals Thiago Silva vs. Dion Staring Volkan Oezdemir vs. Alikhan Vakhaev Tanner Boser vs. Kazbek Saidaliev Geronimo dos Santos vs. Stav Economou Light-Heavyweight Quarter-finals Marcin Lazarz vs. Maxim Grishin Dan Spohn vs. Magomed Ankalayev Stjepan Bekavac vs. Maxim Futin Rodney Wallace vs. Saparbek Safarov Middleweight Quarter-finals Anatoly Safronov vs. Salam Abdurakhmonov Delson Heleno vs. Aslambek Musaev Nikos Sokolis vs. Vagab Vagabov Xavier Foupa Pokam vs. Alexey Efremov Welterweight Quarter-finals Paulo Thiago vs. Abubakar Vagaev Josué Vieira vs. Beslan Ushukov Marcelo Alfaya vs. Anton Radman Jim Wallhead vs. Gennadiy Kovalev    

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