A welterweight bout between “The Ultimate Fighter Season 11” winner Court McGee (13-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and UFC veteran Josh Neer (33-12-1 MMA, 6-8 UFC) is being targeted for UFC 157 in Anaheim, California.
McGee will fight for the first time since dropping down from middleweight to welterweight and finds himself in a must-win situation. After a 3-0 start to his UFC career, the Pit fighter has since suffered back-to-back decision losses to Constantinos Philippou and Nick Ring.
Josh Neer is also hoping to avoid a third straight loss. The longtime MMA vet had posted six straight wins, which included a stoppage victory over Duane Ludwig. However, since that win-streak, the Iowa-based fighter has suffered a knockout loss to Mike Pyle and was most recently was submitted by Justin Edwards.
UFC 157 takes place February 23rd at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The event is headlined by the promotions first-ever women’s fight, pitting champ Ronda Rousey against contender Liz Carmouche.