Pros react after Ian Machado Garry defeats Geoff Neal at UFC 298

By Chris Taylor - February 17, 2024

Tonight’s UFC 298 main card featured a highly anticipated welterweight bout between Ian Machado Garry and Geoff Neal.

Geoff Neal and Ian Machado Garry

Garry (14-0 MMA) had entered the contest sporting a perfect professional record, his most recent victory coming over Neil Magny by unanimous decision at UFC 292. The Irish standout had gone 6-0 inside of the Octagon ahead of tonight’s affair, a streak which included 3 TKO victories.

Meanwhile, Geoff Neal (15-6 MMA) was most previously seen in action 11 months ago at UFC 285, where he suffered a submission loss to streaking contender Shavkat Rakhmonov. That setback had snapped a two-fight win streak for ‘Handz of Steel’, as he had previously defeated Vicente Luque by knockout, and Santiago Ponzinibio by split decision.

Tonight’s ‘Garry vs. Neal’ welterweight bout did not result in the thrilling fight most fans were anticipating. Ian Machado Garry did a good job with his kicks throughout the entirety of the fifteen-minute contest, but Geoff Neal was able to keep things close due to his constant pressure and use of the clinch. After three rounds of back-and-forth action, the Irishman was awarded a split decision win to remain undefeated.

Official UFC 298 Results: Ian Machado Garry def. Geoff Neal by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Check out how the pros reacted to ‘Garry vs. Neal’ below:

Post-fight reactions to Ian Machado Garry defeating Geoff Neal at UFC 298:

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