Geoff Neal looks incredibly sharp, viciously KO’s Vicente Luque at UFC Vegas 59

Geoff Neal absolutely beats down Vicente Luque. Seven fights and seven finishes at UFC Vegas 59!

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, August 6, 2022, for UFC Vegas 59, going down live from the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada.

Headlining the event is a pair of ranked light-heavyweight contenders in former title challenger Thiago Santos (no. 6) and Jamahal Hill (no. 10), and is co-headlined by another pair of ranked contenders, this bout coming in the welterweight division between dangerous finishers Vicente Luque (no. 6) and Geoff Neal (no. 13).

Luque has gone 14-3 since opening up his career with a record of 7-5-1, while Neal has gone 6-2 thus far into his UFC career.

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Continue reading to see how this welterweight contest went down:

Official Result: Geoff Neal def. Vicente Luque via KO (punches) at 2:01 of round three

Neal badly hurts Luque a number of times throughout the opening round, dropping him twice. It started out with his left cross, which backed Luque up into the fence, where Neal absolutely unloaded on him.

Luque was able to battle his way out of it, but did poorly defensively, getting hit with over 60% of the strikes Neal was throwing his way.

The second round is much more competitive, as Luque is able to get his respect back and do well with his striking. It began with the body kick, which he was throwing with a ton of power, and it opened up some other strikes for him.

Luque’s also landing some pretty devastating leg kicks, but they’re too seldom.

The first round was probably a 10-8 for Neal, and the second really could’ve gone either way 10-9.

Luque continues with the pressure into the third and gets stunned again, as he fails to move his head off the center line. Neal pursues him and land some more punches, before stunning him badly again.

Neal unloads on Luque with a barrage of vicious punches until Luque drops face first, becoming the first man to ever KO the unbelievably durable Brazilian.

Going into this fight, Vicente Luque was up there for the best chin in the entire sport of MMA, and Geoff Neal made it look easy. He was so sharp tonight! Who do we want to see Geoff Neal in there with next?

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Brady Ordway
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