Two always-game veterans known for ending opponents’ evenings will collide this summer in the form of a bout at UFC on FX 3 between Mike Pyle and Josh Neer. The welterweights are both coming off opening round stoppages and have earned a combined 48 of 55 wins by way of submission/TKO.
Pyle confirmed the bout had been made via Twitter.
Neer, who celebrates his 29th birthday today, had his hand raised in January against Duane Ludwig after choking “Bang” out cold to pick up his sixth consecutive victory with all involving some form of finish. He holds a 33-10-1 record with past triumphs over T.J. Waldburger, Mac Danzig, Joe Stevenson, and Melvin Guillard.
The 22-8 Pyle may not have Neer’s current winning streak but has seen his share of success as of late, only losing one of his last five fights. The submission specialist was last seen beating Ricardo Funch at UFC 142, adding his name to a list of others who have fallen to “Quicksand” such as Dan Hornbuckle, Ricardo Almeida, and Jon Fitch.
The June 8 show will be headlined by a rematch between flyweights Demetrious Johnson-Ian McCall with other featured bouts including Scott Jorgensen-Eddie Wineland and Dustin Pague-Jared Papazian. No location has been revealed as a contest is being run to determine where the event will take place.
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