Geoff Neal

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Geoff Neal
Born (1990-08-28) August 28, 1990 (age 28)
Austin, Texas, United States
ResidenceDallas, Texas, United States
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Reach75 in (191 cm)
StyleMixed martial arts
Stand-up fighting
StanceSouthpaw
Fighting out ofHarker Heights, Texas, United States
TeamFortis MMA[1]
TrainerSayif Saud[1]
Years active2012-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total13
Wins11
By knockout6
By submission2
By decision3
Losses2
By knockout1
By submission1
Amateur record
Total7
Wins6
By knockout5
Losses1
Other information
OccupationServer and bartender[2]
UniversityTexas Lutheran
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).[3][4][5] Outside of his work as athlete, he attends college and works as a server.[6][7]

Background[edit]

Neal was born and raised in Austin, Texas, United States.[4] 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.[1]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.[3]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series[edit]

Neal appeared in DWTNCS: Season 1, Episode 3 program and faced Chase Waldon. He won the fight via technical knockout in the first round[8] and was signed by UFC.[9]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Neal made his promotional debut on February 18, 2018 against Brian Camozzi, during the UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros.[10] He won the bout via submission in the first round.[11]

Neal next faced Frank Camacho on September 8, 2018 at UFC 228.[12] He won the fight via knockout in the second round.[13]

Neal faced Belal Muhammad on January 19, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw[14] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[15]

Neal is expected to face Niko Price on July 27, 2019 at UFC 240.[16]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
13 matches 11 wins 2 losses
By knockout 6 1
By submission 2 1
By decision 3 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Golden, Cedric. "Golden: Restaurant by day, UFC by night suits Geoff Neal fine — for now". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  2. ^ Gallo, Ed (2018-02-18). "Fighter of Interest: Geoff Neal". MMASucka.com. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  3. ^ a b c "Geoff "Handz of Steel" Neal MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography". Sherdog. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Geoff Neal". UFC. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Stats". UFC Stats. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Geoff Neal ("Handz of Steel") | MMA Fighter Page". Tapology. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  8. ^ Baldwin, Nick (2017-07-25). "Contender Series results: Roberson finishes Spann in 15 seconds". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  9. ^ Segura, Danny (2017-07-25). "DWTNCS 3 results: Karl Roberson, Geoffrey Neal earn UFC contracts after quick finishes". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ Mark Francescutti (2018-07-18). "UFC 228 in Dallas bouts revealed". sportsday.dallasnews.com. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  13. ^ "UFC 228 results: Geoff Neal scores vicious high-kick finish of Frank Camacho". MMAjunkie. 2018-09-09. Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  14. ^ Mark La Monica (2018-11-06). "UFC on ESPN+ in Brooklyn gets its first scheduled bout". newsday.com. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  15. ^ Dave Doyle (2019-01-19). "UFC Brooklyn results: Geoff Neal scores impressive win over Belal Muhammad". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  16. ^ Farah Hannoun (2018-06-26). "Geoff Neal to fight Niko Price at UFC 240 in Edmonton". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-06-26.

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