In a fight that has been long rumored, Gracie Fighter has now made it official as they announced via their website that TUF champion Nate Diaz will return to the Octagon against veteran Josh Neer at Ultimate Fight Night 14 on September 17th. Diaz is coming off of an impressive victory over Kurt Pellegrino and is looking to move up the Lightweight ladder.
Here’s what the Gracie Fighter website had to say:
Nathan Diaz has signed to fight Josh Neer on September 17th at UFN 14. The fight will be taking place in Omaha, Nebraska and will be either the main or co-main event.
Diaz has submitted his last 7 opponents; 4 of them in the UFC and 3 in the TUF show. He will be looking for his 8th straight win as he makes his way up the 155lbs rankings.
Neer recently defeated Din Thomas and Joe Stevenson and will be looking to defeat the brother of the fighter who last submitted him, (Nick Diaz).
When we last spoke to Diaz he was unsure about his next opponent, but there were some guys that he hoped the UFC would present to him. It looks like Diaz will have to wait to get the fights that he wants, but we all know that he’s ready to fight anybody and it looks like Josh Neer is next.