Brace yourselves, Cornhuskers, because the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to invade Nebraska for the first time ever in just a few months.
That's right, the mixed martial arts promotion is in the process of putting together a show -- UFC Fight Night 15 -- that will be held at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha on Wednesday, September 17. MMAmania.com confirmed the venue and location earlier this afternoon with multiple sources.
The Omaha Civic Auditorium can hold about 10,000 fans. It's home the Omaha Beef -- an indoor football team -- and the Creighton University women's basketball and volleyball teams.
The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 winner, Nate Diaz, has already agreed to fight Josh Neer in a lightweight bout on the Spike TV main card. And local product Houston Alexander is set to get in on the action against Eric Schafer in a 205-pound affair.
To check out the most recent UFC Fight Night 15 card click here.