Nate Diaz. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Miletich Fighting Systems product Josh Neer will return to action against rising star Nate Diaz at the yet-to-be-announced UFC Fight Night 14 on September 17th, which will likely precede the debut of the upcoming eighth season of “The Ultimate Fighter” on Spike TV.
Diaz’s camp confirmed the previously rumored bout through their official website, graciefighter.com earlier today.
After winning the fifth season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, Diaz has gone on to win all four of his bouts inside the confines of the UFC, most recently overcoming a tough first-round to submit skilled grappler Kurt Pellegrino at UFC Fight Night 13 in April.
Neer returned to the UFC in April after taking a hiatus to fight in smaller shows and earned an unanimous decision over longtime veteran and American Top Team mainstay Din Thomas at UFC Fight Night 13. It was Neer’s first UFC win since he upset Joe Stevenson at Ultimate Fight Night 4 in April 2006.
According to the report, Diaz’s fight against Neer may serve as the main or co-main event of the show. Additional rumored fights on the card include Houston Alexander vs. Eric Schafer, Tamden McCrory vs. Luke Cummo, and Alan Belcher vs. Ed Herman as well as Mac Danzig vs. Clay Guida, which could be moved from it’s current slot at UFC 87: Seek and Destroy according to our friends at MMA Junkie.
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