Mar 04 2023
Saturday

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
15-4-0
Sub 3
Sub 3
16-0-0

The tape

33
Age
29
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
77.2" / 196 cm

Tape record

KOSDUDUDKO
Form
SUBKOSUBSUBKO
15
Wins
16
9
By KO
8
60
KO%
50
2
By SUB
8
13
SUB%
50
4
Loses
0
1
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2014
19
Bouts
16
43
Rounds
24
3 hours, 3 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 32 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

7
UFC
10
-
Bellator
-
7
Tapology
8

Geoff Neal vs Shavkat Rakhmonov report

Who won Neal vs Rakhmonov?

Shavkat Rakhmonov beat Geoff Neal by submission in the 3rd round during the main card of UFC 285, on Saturday 4th March 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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 Rakhmonov stats

Geoff Neal stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.

Shavkat Rakhmonov made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 16 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by knock out and 8 by submission.

Geoff Neal's UFC record stood at 7-4-0, while Shavkat Rakhmonov's came in at 6-0-0.

The stats suggested Neal had a slight advantage in power over Rakhmonov, with a 60% knock out percentage over Rakhmonov's 50%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Rakhmonov had a massive advantage over Neal, boasting a 50% submission rate over Neal's 13%.

Geoff Neal was the older man by 4 years, at 33 years old.

Rakhmonov had a height advantage of 2 inches over Neal. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Neal was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 years and 1 month earlier than Rakhmonov, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 20 more professional rounds, 49 to Rakhmonov's 29.

Neal vs Rakhmonov form

Neal had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight before this contest, 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, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, 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.

He had defeated Niko Price at UFC 240 on 27th July 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada.

Activity check

Neal's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

Rakhmonov's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Neal vs Rakhmonov?

Geoff Neal was a 7/2 (+350) underdog going into the contest, while Shavkat Rakhmonov made his way into the ring at 11/50 (-450) with oddsmakers.

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