Geoff Neal will glance to make a splash in his initial-at any time most important party this Saturday night (Dec. 19, 2020) when he normally takes on Stephen Thompson at UFC Vegas 17 from inside of UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. And he if has his way, a acquire in excess of “Wonderboy” ought to place him in the championship photograph.
In fact, “Handz of Steel” claims a stunning knockout around the previous several-time title contender must warrant a title battle.
“I could possibly have to get a person extra battle right after I beat him,” Neal claimed through the event’s latest media working day (by way of MMA Junkie). “Depending on what I do, if I do a spinning backward twister kick and knock him out, I’ll absolutely get a title shot. I feel even if it is a definitely superior battle – I’m thinking I’ll will need to gain one much more and get a title shot. Which is my program.”
A victory will give Neal his fifth straight victory inside the Octagon, and ought to be adequate to aid him crack the Top rated 10.
As it stands, Gilbert Burns is the following guy up for a shot at the 170-pound title, as he was in lance to facial area Kamaru Usman at UFC 256 prior to “The Nigerian Nightmare” dominated himself out of the bout, suspending it for the next time. They had been earlier set to tango at UFC 251 but that combat was scratched immediately after Burns tested beneficial for COVID-19.