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.
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