Din Thomas (20-7) will most likely return from a knee injury to face Josh Neer (23-6-1) at UFC Fight Night 13 at the Broomfield Event Center in Broomfield, Colorado, on April 2, according to MMAWeekly.com.
No bout agreements have been signed at this time bit appears as if the match up will be booked soon.
"Dinyero" tweaked his knee in the first round during a fight with Kenny Florian at UFC Fight Night 11 in September 2007. He continued to try and fight but eventually succumbed to a rear naked choke.
While recovering, Thomas was arrested for staging illegal "smoker" fights at his American Top Team (ATT) gym in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The trumped-up charges were dropped soon thereafter.
Neer has not competed inside the Octagon since a submission loss (kimura) to Nick Diaz at UFC 62: "Liddell vs. Sobral" in August 2006. He has since gone on to win six of his last seven fights in several other smaller organizations outside the UFC.
"The Dentist" holds notable wins over Joe Stevenson and Melvin Guillard and will look to follow in their footsteps with a drop to lightweight.
This is another solid match up added to an absolutely ridiculous UFC Fight Night 13 card. Lightweights Kenny Florian and Joe Lauzon will throwdown in the main event of the evening, and a star-studded line up of fighters will fill-out the rest of the card.
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