Tim Means returns to take on Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 40

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A welterweight bout between Tim Means and Neil Magny has been added to the UFC Fight Night 40 event.

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UFC officials announced on Thursday that Means would replace the injured William Macario.

Means (20-5-1) came in to the UFC on an eight-fight winning streak and earning a couple of King of the Cage titles along the way. He went 2-0 to start his UFC career with victories against Bernardo Magalhaes and Justin Salas, however was released from the organization after losing his next two fights.

Upon leaving the promotion, Means signed with Legacy FC. He beat Pete Spratt and most recently Artenas Young at Legacy FC 27 in January — both fights were finished in the first round.

Magny (9-3) made his way to the UFC as a member of the sixteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter. Even though he lost to Mike Ricci in the semi-finals, Magny was given a pass to fight for the promotion. In his UFC debut he beat Jon Manley at UFC 157, but followed up with two losses to Sergio Moraes at UFC 163 and Seth Baczynski at UFC Fight for the Troops 3.

Most recently Magny earned the unanimous decision victory against Gasan Umalatov at UFC 169 in February.

The Means vs. Magny match will likely take place on the preliminary portion of the UFC Fight Night 40 card.

UFC Fight Night will go down on May 10 from Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena and will be headlined by a welterweight bout between Matt Brown and Erick Silva.

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