The fight between UFC welterweights Geoff Neal and Shavkat Rakhmonov is back on this time at UFC 285 on March 4 in Las Vegas.
ESPN was the first to report the booking.
The fight had originally been set for UFC Vegas 67 in Las Vegas, but at the UFC APEX. It was cancelled when Neal withdrew due to injury.
Following the cancellation the two fighters went back and forth on social media with Rakmonov accusing Neal of being “all talk”.
Didn’t know getting injured means I’m all talk. 😂 Mf let’s re-book it. https://t.co/RNW0Mo0bnp
— Geoff (handzofsteel) Neal (@handzofsteelmma) December 29, 2022
Neal (15-4) is riding a two-fight win streak with very notable wins over Santiago Ponzinibbio and Vicente Luque respectively.
Rakhmonov (16-0) is coming off a submission victory over Neil Magny in June of last year. He continues to try and climb the rankings now looking to jump into the title picture with a win over #7 ranked Neal.
UFC 285 currently looks as follows:
- Derek Brunson vs. Dricus Du Plessis
- Jamie Pickett vs. Bo Nickal
- Julian Marquez vs. Marc-Andre Barriault
- Viviane Araujo vs. Amanda Ribas
- Cody Garbrandt vs. Julio Arce
- Jessica Penne vs. Tabatha Ricci
- Farid Basharat vs. Da’Mon Blackshear
- Mario Bautista vs. Guido Cannetti
UFC 285 takes place on March 4 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.