|Born||August 28, 1990|
Austin, Texas, United States
|Residence||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Reach||75 in (191 cm)|
|Style||Mixed martial arts|
|Fighting out of||Harker Heights, Texas, United States|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Occupation||Server and bartender|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Geoff Neal (born 28 August 1990) is an American professional mixed martial artist competing in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Outside of his work as athlete, he attends college and works as a server.
Neal was born and raised in Austin, Texas, United States. He played football at private university Texas Lutheran. However, he did not like the football program there and transitioned to compete in MMA, coached under Sayif Saud.
Neal made his amateur debut in 2010, a second-round win by knockout against Bobby Hernandez. He competed in a total of 7 amateur matches, ending with a 6-1 amateur record. Before being signed by the UFC, Neal competed in a total of 10 mixed martial arts matches, winning 8 and losing 2 of them.
Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|13 matches||11 wins||2 losses|
|Win||11–2||Belal Muhammad||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw||January 19, 2019||3||5:00||New York City, United States|
|Win||10–2||Frank Camacho||KO (head kick)||UFC 228||September 8, 2018||2||1:23||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Win||9–2||Brian Camozzi||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros||February 18, 2018||1||2:48||Austin, Texas, United States|
|Win||8–2||Chase Waldon||TKO (punches)||DWTNC:Season 1, Week 3||July 25, 2017||1||1:56||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7–2||Bilal Williams||TKO (punches)||LFA 16||July 14, 2017||1||4:43||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Loss||6–2||Kevin Holland||TKO (punches)||Xtreme Knockout 34||January 28, 2017||3||3:50||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Win||6–1||Ty Flores||TKO (punches)||Rumble Time Promotions||October 23, 2015||1||3:58||St. Charles, Missouri, United States|
|Win||5–1||Charlie Ontiveros||TKO (retirement)||Legacy Fighting Championship 37||November 14, 2014||2||5:00||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||4–1||Christopher Anthony||Decision (unanimous)||Legacy Fighting Championship 32||June 20, 2014||3||5:00||Bossier City, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||3–1||Armando Servin||Decision (unanimous)||Xtreme Knockout 19||August 17, 2013||3||3:00||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Loss||2–1||Martin Sano||Submission (rear-naked choke)||24/7 Entertainment 9||April 19, 2013||3||1:25||Odessa, Texas, United States|
|Win||2–0||Zack Board||TKO (punches)||Xtreme Knockout 17||January 12, 2013||2||1:46||Arlington, Texas, United States|
|Win||1–0||David McAfee||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Xtreme Combar Productions: Blood & Glory||August 25, 2012||1||2:15||Robstown, Texas, United States|
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- Gallo, Ed (2018-02-18). "Fighter of Interest: Geoff Neal". MMASucka.com. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
- "Geoff "Handz of Steel" Neal MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography". Sherdog. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
- "Geoff Neal". UFC. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
- "Stats". UFC Stats. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
- Morgan, John (17 January 2019). "UFC's Geoff Neal won't quit server job until he's got $1 million in the bank". MMAJunkie. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
- "Geoff Neal ("Handz of Steel") | MMA Fighter Page". Tapology. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
- Baldwin, Nick (2017-07-25). "Contender Series results: Roberson finishes Spann in 15 seconds". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
- Segura, Danny (2017-07-25). "DWTNCS 3 results: Karl Roberson, Geoffrey Neal earn UFC contracts after quick finishes". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
- "Contender Series's Geoff Neal Set to Make UFC Debut Against Brian Camozzi in Austin - MMA Today". MMA Today. 2017-12-28. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
- "UFC Fight Night 126 results: Geoff Neal has 'Handz of Steel' vs. Brian Camozzi, but choke that's real". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-19. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
- Mark Francescutti (2018-07-18). "UFC 228 in Dallas bouts revealed". sportsday.dallasnews.com. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
- "UFC 228 results: Geoff Neal scores vicious high-kick finish of Frank Camacho". MMAjunkie. 2018-09-09. Retrieved 2018-09-09.
- Mark La Monica (2018-11-06). "UFC on ESPN+ in Brooklyn gets its first scheduled bout". newsday.com. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
- Dave Doyle (2019-01-19). "UFC Brooklyn results: Geoff Neal scores impressive win over Belal Muhammad". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
- Farah Hannoun (2018-06-26). "Geoff Neal to fight Niko Price at UFC 240 in Edmonton". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-06-26.