“They Call Him Handz of Steel for a Reason” – UFC World Including Michael Chandler Reacts as Geoff Neal Finishes Vicente Luque at UFC Vegas 59

Published 08/07/2022, 12:39 AM EDT

UFC Fight Night: Santos vs Hill proved to be a night full of thrilling finishes. The fight card, which was packed with exciting bouts, was further enriched by the fight between Vicente Luque and Geoff Neal. While both fighters gave their best, the American Geoff Neal came out the victor in this thrilling contest.


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Round one started with both fighters looking even. However, as the round progressed, Geoff Neal met with success. The fighter landed his vicious left hand, which knocked Luque down.


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Having suffered adversity in the previous round, Luque managed to come back in the second. The fighter landed strikes and found success with body kicks. While the Brazilian fighter landed his strikes, Neal returned fire, too. Both proved their worth in the second round.

The third round commenced with Luque looking good once again. However, the Brazilian eventually succumbed to the strikes of the American Geoff Neal.


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Geoff Neal and Vicente Luque earned the appreciation of UFC fans. While Luque’s toughness was appreciated, the MMA community went buzzing over Neal’s victory.

Fans react to the fight between Vicente Luque and Geoff Neal

Through his performance, Geoff Neal proved why he belongs among the elite of the UFC welterweight division. The fighter’s performance was appreciated by a lot of fans.

After his victory, Geoff Neal called out Gilbert Burns. ‘Durinho’ responded to the same. While the Brazilian fighter maintains an interest in fighting Jorge Masvidal, he did not deny the chance of competing against Neal.

MMA fans know Vicente Luque to be efficient in his striking. A user appreciated Neal for outboxing a seasoned striker like the Brazilian fighter.

A user mentioned that Neal got the better of Luque on all occasions.

Throughout the fight, Neal landed vicious punches. A fan compared the American fighter’s uppercut to the game ‘UFC 2.’

By watching the fight between Luque and Neal, one fan was reminded of the contest between Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson at UFC 249.

UFC lightweight Michael Chandler had placed his bet on teammate Vicente Luque. However, Chandler’s prediction did not come true as Luque lost the fight.

UFC fighter Angela Hill appreciated the fight card, and the performances put up by the fighters.


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Neal’s performance against Luque has proven he can hang out with the elite of the 170-pound division. Describing the same, a user called Neal, ‘The Real Deal’.


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After this impressive victory, Geoff Neal has set the bar high for himself. Fans and followers of the fighter will expect a lot from him when he returns to the octagon.

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Varun Bhat

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Varun Anand Bhat is an MMA writer at EssentiallySports. Not only does he train in MMA but he is also a certified judge, which gives him valuable insight while writing content. The fight between Conor Mcgregor & Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 was responsible for making him interested in the sport of MMA.