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Josh Neer headed back to the UFC against Keith Wisniewski in October

Two welterweights with former ties to the UFC appear set for a showdown in the Nation’s Capitol this fall at UFC Live 6 after recently putting together a pair of solid winning streaks outside of the company’s infamous eight-sided cage.

According to a report on MMAJunkie, Josh Neer and Keith Wisniewski have agreed to face off at the UFC’s October 1 offering. Wisniewski has found success in his last six scraps while “The Dentist” has won four in a row with the quartet of victories all coming in the opening round of action.

The match-up marks Neer’s fourth run in the promotion after mixed results in his earlier attempts. Though on the surface the 28-year old is only 4-6 in the Octagon, the well-rounded Neer beat the likes of Joe Stevenson, Mac Danzig, and Melvin Guillard during his previous runs and holds an overall record of 31-10 including 27 finishing performances.

Wisniewski hasn’t spent nearly the amount of time in the UFC as Neer has but earned a second shot at having his hand raised under the Zuffa banner by defeating six straight opponents including UFC vets Chris Wilson and Pete Spratt. 15 of his 28 total wins have been the result of a submission stoppage.

UFC Live 6 is headlined by Dominick Cruz defending his bantamweight title against Demetrious Johnson and also features Pat Barry vs. Stefan Struve as well as Anthony Johnson vs. Charlie Brenneman.


  • MCM says:

    I guess Neer got his wish. I know people don’t like the guy personally, but Josh is an exciting fighter and always brings it. I wonder if he’ll stay at WW or drop back down to LW?

  • Guthookd says:

    Don’t have time to look it up, but I could have sworn that the last time I saw Neer fight he got his ass kicked in Bellator against Alvarez. Still a fun fighter to watch though. Good match up for an unknown guy like Wisniewski.

    War free fights.

  • stone says:

    Its been a long time comin Mr.Neer… Good to see him back in the Octagon!

  • DAmn this card is starting to really shape up to be a good one.
    Glad to see Neer back, they guy might not be the winningest fighter but the only boring fight i can remember him in was the one where Tibau was able to take him down over n over but never keep him there or do anything with it and neer just couldnt seem to get any real offense goin.

    His fight with Diaz was semi epic

  • Guthookd says:

    LOL @ semi epic. Love it.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    love josh neer, always entertaining. his fights with both diaz boys were hugely entertaining, good on him


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