Shavkat Rakhmonov vs. Geoffrey Neal: Expert Prediction and Betting Trends

Shavkat Rakhmonov vs. Geoffrey Neal: Expert Prediction and Betting Trends

The upcoming Welterweight match between Shavkat Rakhmonov and Geoffrey Neal promises to be an exciting one for MMA fans. With Rakhmonov boasting an undefeated record and Neal looking to bounce back from a loss, both fighters have a lot to prove. As always, Kingpin.pro is here to provide expert analysis and betting trends to help you make informed decisions. Download our iOS and Android app to access our expert picks and live odds from anywhere, anytime.

Fighter Matchup

Stat Shavkat Rakhmonov Geoffrey Neal
Record 16-0-0 15-4-0
Height 5' 11" 6' 1"
Weight 171 lbs 170 lbs
Reach 75" 77"
Stance Southpaw Orthodox
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute (SIG STR LPM) 5.27 2.54
Significant Strike Accuracy 53.39% 71.49%
Takedowns Average (TD AVG) 0.59 2.31
Takedown Accuracy 44.44% 50.00%
Submission Average (SUB AVG) 0.15 1.73

 

Shavkat Rakhmonov has been on a roll, winning all of his 16 professional fights to date. He's a skilled striker with an impressive 75" reach and a 53.39% striking accuracy. He's also no slouch on the ground, with a 44.44% takedown accuracy and a 1.73 submission average. Geoffrey Neal, on the other hand, has a 15-4-0 record and is looking to rebound from his recent loss. He's a well-rounded fighter with a 71.49% striking accuracy, but his takedown accuracy could use some improvement at just 50.00%.

Betting Trends

According to the latest betting trends, the majority of public bets and handle are on Rakhmonov, with 90% of bets and 94% of handle going towards him. Neal, meanwhile, has just 10% of bets and 6% of handle. This indicates a clear favorite in Rakhmonov, but upsets can and do happen in MMA.

Public Betting Data

Fighter Shavkat Rakhmonov Geoffrey Neal
Moneyline -500 +425
% Handle 94% 6%
% Bets 90% 10%

Moneyline: Shavkat Rakhmonov -490 (94% handle, 90% bets), Geoffrey Neal +390 (6% handle, 10% bets)

Prediction

Despite Neal's well-rounded skills, Rakhmonov's unbeaten record and striking accuracy make him the clear favorite in this match. Neal will need to improve his takedown accuracy if he hopes to take Rakhmonov to the ground and gain an advantage. However, we predict that Rakhmonov's striking skills will ultimately prevail, leading him to victory by decision.

UFC Pick: Shavkat Rakhmonov (-490)

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