Geoff Neal vs Niko Price UFC Predictions & Tips - 7/27/2019
Geoff Neal vs Niko Price
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Geoff "Handz of Steel" Neal (11-2-0) will face off in the Octagon against Niko "The Hybrid" Price (13-2-0) at UFC 240 in Rogers Place on Saturday, July 20, 2019. The opening line has Neal coming in at -208 while Price is priced at +172.
Geoff "Handz of Steel" Neal steps into the cage with 11 wins and 2 losses. The Dallas, TX fighter is 28 years old, weighs in at 170 lbs and stands 5'11" inches tall. He has a 75.0" reach and fights in the welterweight division. Neal has a total of 3 fights in the UFC. The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Neal earned a victory in the third round against Belal Muhammad by unanimous decision. In the welterweight division, he is 83rd in strikes with 77 and is 425th out of all fighters in the UFC.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Geoff Neal ranks 176th among UFC fighters and 30th in the welterweight division landing 56.2% of the shots he throws. He ranks 75th among fighters in the division and 394th among UFC fighters for significant strikes with 73. Of those significant strikes, 67 of them were directed at the head while 4 of them were directed at the midsection which ranks him 71st and 85th respectively among fighters in the division.
At UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till, he earned a victory via stoppage in the second round when he squared up with Frank Camacho. In the fight before that, Neal earned a victory in round 1 when he squared up with Brian Camozzi at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Medeiros by submission.
Walking into the Octagon for this matchup, Niko "The Hybrid" Price has a total of 13 wins and 2 losses. The 29-year-old out of Cape Coral, FL is 6'0" inches tall and weighs in at 170 lbs. The American Top Team Cape Coral fighter competes in the welterweight division and has a 76.0" reach. He has a total of 8 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Niko Price earned a victory by unanimous decision when he faced Tim Means in his most recent fight at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Dos Santos. When talking about strikes, Price is 354th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and 70th in the division with 156.
When talking about strike accuracy, he is landing 36.7% of the shots he throws which has him sitting at 88th in the welterweight division and 463rd in the UFC. In addition, Price sits at 59th in the welterweight division and 282nd in the UFC with a total of 4 takedowns. Sitting at 64th in the division and 343rd in the UFC, Price finishes 28.6% of his takedown attempts. With 104 significant strikes, he sits at 352nd in the UFC and 71st in the division. Price sits at 71st in the division for significant strikes directed at the body with 18 and 72nd for significant strikes aimed at the head with 66. At UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till, he was defeated via KO/TKO in the first round when he faced Abdul Razak Alhassan. Prior to that, Price earned a victory in the 2nd round when he faced Randy Brown at UFC Fight Night: Dos Santos vs. Ivanov by KO/TKO.
When dissecting this matchup between Geoff Neal and Niko Price, it's a good idea to know how these two fighters stack up to each other. Geoff Neal has the better strike accuracy, connecting on 56.2% of his strikes meaning Niko Price will want to be careful going toe-to-toe. With respect to physical attributes, the first fighter to take a look at is Geoff Neal who is 5'11" while the fighter standing across the Octagon stands 6'0". With respect to reach, Neal extends 75.0" while Price measures out at 76.0" meaning Neal should consider cutting off the space so Niko Price cannot utilize this advantage. Neal is the younger combatant in this fight at 28 years of age while Price is the older of the two fighters at 29 years of age. With respect to Octagon experience, Neal has 3 fights which means that he is the less experienced fighter in the Octagon while Price has a total of 8 fights in the Octagon. Concerning overall experience in MMA, Neal has 11 wins and 2 defeats while Niko Price is the owner of an overall MMA record that boasts 13 wins and 2 defeats.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Geoff Neal (-208)
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