Feb 17 2024
Saturday

Honda Center, Anaheim, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
15-5-0
SD 3

Score cards

  • 27-30
  • 27-30
  • 29-28
SD 3
13-0-0

The tape

33
Age
26
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm

Tape record

SUBKOSDUDUD
Form
UDKOKOUDUD
15
Wins
13
9
By KO
7
60
KO%
54
2
By SUB
1
13
SUB%
8
5
Loses
0
1
Stopped
0
2
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2019
20
Bouts
13
46
Rounds
30
3 hours, 17 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 16 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

8
UFC
10
-
Bellator
-
9
Tapology
8

Geoff Neal vs Ian Machado Garry report

Who won Neal vs Garry?

Ian Machado Garry beat Geoff Neal by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 298, on Saturday 17th February 2024 at Honda Center in Anaheim.

The scorecards were announced as 27-30, 27-30, 29-28 in favor of winner Ian Machado Garry.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Neal vs Garry stats

Geoff Neal stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.

Ian Machado Garry made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 13 wins and 0 draws, with 7 of those by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggested Neal had a slight advantage in power over Garry, with a 60% knock out percentage over Garry's 54%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Neal had a slight advantage over Garry, with a 13% submission rate over Garry's 8%.

Geoff Neal was the older man by 7 years, at 33 years old.

Garry had a height advantage of 4 inches over Neal. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.

Neal was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 6 years and 5 months earlier than Garry, whose first professional fight was in 2019. He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 49 to Garry's 33.

Neal vs Garry form

Neal had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Shavkat Rakhmonov at UFC 285 on 4th March 2023 by 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 won against 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.

Garry remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Neil Magny at UFC 292 on 19th August 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at TD Garden, Boston, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Daniel Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night – Rozenstruik vs. Almeida on 13th May 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Spectrum Center, Charlotte.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Kenan Song at UFC 285 on 4th March 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Gabe Green at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Darian Weeks at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ian Machado Garry had been fighting more than Geoff Neal.

Going to this contest, Geoff Neal had last fought 11 months and 16 days ago, while Ian Machado Garry's last outing had been 6 months and 1 day ago.

Neal's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

Garry's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Neal vs Garry?

Geoff Neal was a 2/1 (+200) underdog going into the contest, while Ian Machado Garry made his way into the ring at 2/5 (-250) with oddsmakers.

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