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After passing his latest UFC test with flying colours on Saturday night in Charlotte, Ian Machado Garry has already called for his next assignment.

Garry, 25, earned the fifth win of his UFC career on Saturday when he made good on pre-fight predictions to land a right high kick in the first round. The blow proved to be the difference-maker in the contest with UFC veteran Daniel Rodriguez, who had no answer to Garry’s follow-up strikes on the canvas, prompting referee Dan Miragliotta to call off the bout just under three minutes into the first frame.

And with that fight having gone entirely to plan, Garry told TheMacLife afterwards that he has one man in mind to take on next.

“Neil Magny is a phenomenal talent that’s been around the game for, Jesus, God knows how long,” Garry said in his post-fight presser. “He’s been in the top 10, top 15 since I’ve been an amateur. And when you look at the opponents that he’s fought, the people that he’s fought. His last opponents were Gilbert Burns, Shavkat Rakhmonov, Daniel Rodriguez — they are the elite guys. I want to face someone who’s faced that talent. I want to see what he brings.

“I believe Neil Magny is the perfect opponent for me to go out there and smoke and show the world how good I am.”