Josh Neer (25-7-1) was originally due to fight Kurt Pellegrino (13-4) on August 5th at UFC Fight Night 19. According to Neer’s management in an email received by PRO MMA (promma.info) this evening, the fight has been moved to UFC 101 which has a tentative date of August 8th.
Bout agreements have not yet been signed and the location is still being determined. Portland, Oregon was the first destination rumored for the lightweight match up, but now it appears Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the most probable destination.
Neer last appeared at UFC Fight Night 17 where he choked out The Ultimate Fighter 6 winner Mac Danzig and collected an extra 30 g’s for ‘Fight of the Night’. Neer is now 4-4 in the UFC.
Pellegrino’s last fight was also at Fight Night 17 and he defeated his opponent, Robert Emerson, with a submission choke as well. Pellegrino is 6-3 in the UFC.
Other bouts being named for the UFC 101 card include Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Randy Couture, Forrest Griffin vs. Thiago Silva, and Thiago Tavares vs. Melvin Guillard.
By: Jack Bratcher