Josh Neer vs. Court McGee in the works for UFC 157 in Anaheim | UFC News

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.

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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.

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