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Nate Diaz vs Josh Neer booked for UFC Fight Night 15

nate diaz vs josh neer ufc fight night 14

It’s official ... almost.

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Season 5 winner Nate Diaz (9-2) will face Josh "The Dentist" Neer (24-6-1) at Ultimate Fight Night 15 (UFN 15) on Wednesday, September 17.

The lightweight fight will take place at the Omaha Civic Auditorium (10,000 fan capacity), and will either be the main event or co-main event for the evening. Like the other UFNs, it will air free on Spike TV at 9:00 p.m ET.

Yesterday, confirmed the venue and location for UFN 14. also confirmed that the fight contracts have been signed.

Diaz is riding a four fight win streak (all four by way of submission). His last fight against Kurt Pellegrino at UFN 13 was an extremely technical (and entertaining) jiu-jitsu clinic put on by both fighters. After the fight, Diaz asked the UFC to step up his level of competition, going so far as to call out Tyson Griffin, who once trained with Diaz under Cesar Gracie.

Looks like Diaz will first have to get through Neer if he wants a piece of Griffin.

A five-year veteran of the sport, Neer is no slouch on the ground or on his feet —- 10 of his wins have come via submission, with 10 more coming via (T)KO. After posting a 2-3 record in the UFC, Neer won 6 of 7 fights outside the promotion before returning to the Octagon and defeating Din Thomas by unanimous decision at UFN 13.

In addition to Thomas, Neer holds wins over UFC veterans Joe Stevenson, Melvin Guillard and Forrest Petz.

Neer lost to Nick Diaz, big brother to Nate, via kimura in the third round back at UFC 62. Nick Diaz was the last person to have submitted Neer. Taking out Nick’s little brother might be redemption enough for the Miletich fighter.

UFN 15 will also see Omaha native Houston Alexander (8-3) take on Eric "Red" Schafer (9-3-2) in a light heavyweight bout. Middleweights Ed Herman (14-6) and Alan Belcher (12-5) will also meet.

To check out the most recent UFN 15 card click here.

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