Former champ Johny Hendricks faces Neil Magny at UFC 207

November 15, 2016

Former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will return to action in December as he faces Neil Magny at UFC 207 in Las Vegas.

UFC officials announced the new matchup late Tuesday night.

After suffering the first back-to-back losses during his career, Hendricks will certainly have a lot of pressure on his shoulders to get a win in his next bout.

The former champion dropped the title to Robbie Lawler in 2014 in a very close, split decision, but he's gone just 1-2 since that time. Hendricks fell to top ranked contender Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson and then dropped a unanimous decision to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 200.


Now Hendricks needs a win at UFC 207 as he looks to climb back up the welterweight rankings.

With a 10-2 record in his past 12 fights, Magny will look to pick up the biggest win of his career when he faces the former champion in December.

Most recently, Magny suffered a setback with a first-round TKO loss to Lorenz Larkin in August at UFC 202.

Now Magny has a chance to rectify that loss with a matchup against a former welterweight champion in Hendricks.

UFC 207 takes place on Dec. 30 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with Amanda Nunes facing Ronda Rousey in the main event.