Current rankings @ Welterweight
When is Burns vs Neal?
Gilbert Burns could set to fight Geoff Neal, in Spring 2024.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Burns vs Neal stats
Gilbert Burns would step into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Geoff Neal would make his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggest Neal would have a massive power advantage over Burns, boosting at 60% knock out percentage over Burns' 27%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Burns would have a large advantage over Neal, boasting at 41% submission rate over Neal's 13%.
Gilbert Burns is the older man by 4 years, at 37 years old.
Neal has a height advantage of 1 inch over Burns. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Burns is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 6 months earlier than Neal, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 15 more professional rounds, 61 to Neal's 46.
Burns vs Neal form
Gilbert Burns has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Belal Muhammad at UFC 288 on 6th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jorge Masvidal at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami.
Going into that contest, he had beat Neil Magny at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Before that, he had been beaten by Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
He had won against Stephen Thompson at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Neal has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he Shavkat Rakhmonov at UFC 285 on 4th March 2023 by submission in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Vicente Luque at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Hill on 6th August 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Neil Magny at UFC Vegas 26 on 8th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had been beaten by Stephen Thompson at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Gilbert Burns has been fighting more than Geoff Neal.
Gilbert Burns last fought 6 months and 24 days ago, while Geoff Neal's last outing was 8 months and 26 days ago.
Burns' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
Neal's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Burns vs Neal?
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