‘Hit him with the bouncer choke‘: Fighters react to Shavkat Rakhmonov’s finish of Geoff Neal at UFC 285
Shavkat Rakhmonov was put to the test he had never experienced before against Jeff Neal, but he triumphantly overcame it with a submission in the third round.
Rakhmonov extended his unbeaten streak to 17 fights with Neil’s rare standing bulldog choke that punished him brutally for three rounds before falling to the mat at the 4:17 mark in the last frame.
After that, Rakhmonov called for a title fight or a duel with the screamer Colby Covington.
Here’s what the fighters said about the fight between Shavkat Rakhmonov and Jeff Neal at UFC 285.
Wow, what a fight, that was fun!!!
— Funky (@Benaskren) March 5, 2023
These guys have arrived! @ufk #UFC285
— Chris Leben (@ChrisLebenMMA) March 5, 2023
Male Fight of the Year
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) March 5, 2023
And yet he got the finish line. Great performance by both guys. #UFC285
— Sadiq Yusuf (@Super_Sadiq) March 5, 2023
Holy cow! What a savage. Good fight guys. #UFC285
— Niko Price (@Nikohybridprice) March 5, 2023
Just give each bonus on the map to Neil and Cancer.#UFC285
— Sean Strickland (@SStricklandMMA) March 5, 2023
A curse. Hit him with a choke hold #UFC285
— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) March 5, 2023
Shaukat is a monster
— Terrence McKinney (@twrecks155) March 5, 2023
Give them both money, and then add Shavkat for this finish! This fight was so good! #UFC285
— Tanner Boser (@BulldozerBoser) March 5, 2023
There is a reason why I was so excited about this fight! Strangling a standing bulldog?! So sick #UFC285
— Vince Morales (@vandetta135) March 5, 2023
WOW… What a crazy 3rd round and what a finish… Rakhmonov is a real find #UFC285
— Alexander Rakic (@rakic_ufc) March 5, 2023
— Paul Felder (@felderpaul) March 5, 2023
It was a flake chokehold… #UFC285
— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) March 5, 2023
beautifully done @Rakhmonov1994 https://t.co/inkgMfFNqn
— Jan Blachowicz (@Jan Blachowicz) March 5, 2023
Nil vs. Rakhmonov is definitely the fight of the evening at the moment. Cool bastards out there. #UFC285
— Justin Gaethje (@Justin_Gaethje) March 5, 2023
.@John_Anik said it best. Some similarity between Burns and Chimaev in both men. Great fight! #UFC285
– Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) March 5, 2023
wow what an ending @Rakhmonov1994 congratulations here! #ufc285
— GILBERT BURNES DURINO (@GilbertDurinho) March 5, 2023