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Gilbert Burns vs Geoff Neal preview
When is Burns vs Neal?
Gilbert Burns could set to fight Geoff Neal, in Spring 2023.
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 21 wins, 5 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' 29%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Burns would have a large advantage over Neal, boasting at 43% submission rate over Neal's 13%.
Gilbert Burns is the older man by 4 years, at 36 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 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 6 months earlier than Neal, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 7 more professional rounds, 53 to Neal's 46.
Burns vs Neal form
Gilbert Burns has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Neil Magny at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Stephen Thompson at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Kamaru Usman at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 1 on 30th May 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, 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 won against 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 beat 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 been beaten by 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 lost to 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, Geoff Neal has been fighting more than Gilbert Burns.
Gilbert Burns last fought 2 months and 2 days ago, while Geoff Neal's last outing was 19 days ago.
Burns' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 24 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, 3 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 13 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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