Geoff Neal has actually offered his forecast for the upcoming title battle in between Kamaru Usman and alsoLeon Edwards While the UFC welterweight enjoys that Edwards had the ability to to protect a title shot, ‘Handz of Steel’ has Usman winning the upcoming UFC 278 headliner.
According to Neal, ‘Rocky’ hasn’t been energetic adequate recently for him to have a reasonable concept of the Englishman’s skillset. The 31-year-old additionally thinks that Usman, that he had actually formerly thought to have actually come to a head, is still improving. Asked to make a forecast for the highly-anticipated face-off, ‘Handz of Steel’ informed James Lynch in a special meeting with Sportskeeda MIXED MARTIAL ARTS:
“Usman. Honestly, I’m glad that Leon is finally getting his shot, for sure. He’s been campaigning for it and he’s been doing what he gotta do. Honestly, I don’t know, I haven’t seen enough from Leon lately to really make a judge on his skills right now. But Usman… I thought he peaked but he’s now getting better. So, you know what I mean. I have him winning that fight.”
Watch Neal’s meeting with Sportskeeda MIXED MARTIAL ARTS listed below:
After going unbeaten in his initial 5 UFC getaways, Geoff Neal wound up on the incorrect side of successive consentaneous choice losses versus Stephen Thompson and also Neil Magny.
‘Handz of Steel’ has actually considering that gotten better, gaining a split choice sway Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC 269. The Texas citizen is currently arranged to satisfy Vicente Luque on August 6.
“It’s been seven years of game planning”- Leon Edwards on his upcoming title battle versus Kamaru Usman
Leon Edwards encountered Kamaru Usman for the very first time in 2015 where ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ outgrappled ‘Rocky’ to gain a consentaneous choice win. It was Edwards’ last UFC loss and also the Englishman has actually considering that acquired an excellent nine-fight win touch.
Meanwhile, Kamaru Usman took place to end up being the welterweight champ and also remains to preponderate atop the 170 pounds department.
Although it took him a while, ‘Rocky’ has actually lastly protected a rematch versus ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’, this moment with UFC gold at risk. As per Edwards, he has actually been gameplanning for a rematch versus Kamaru Usman considering that their initial battle, 7 years back.
The Englishman additionally considers this to be the excellent time for a rematch and also thinks that he would certainly not have actually been totally prepared a couple of years back. The 30-year-old claimed throughout a current media scrum in London:
“It’s been seven years of game planning and how we would approach it and what would be the difference between then and now. This is what I’ve been working for and envisioning for many years now. I always said I will be fighting for the world title, I always said I was No. 1 in the division and it took a longer road to get to the point where I’m at now. But I believe that road made me a better fighter. Three of four years ago I probably wouldn’t have been ready. I truly believe this is the right time for me to fight for the title and I’m excited.”
Watch Edwards’ look at the presser listed below: