With UFC on FX 4 quickly filling up, the UFC is making sure not to leave UFC on FX 3 in the dust. According to a video posted by Fight Church Las Vegas, welterweights Mike Pyle and Josh Neer could be matched up against one another at the event, which will take place on June 8th at a city and venue to be announced.
Pyle (22-8-1) mentioned the possible matchup at the end of video posted below. “Quicksand” last fought at UFC 142 in Brazil, defeating Brazilian native Ricardo Funch in the first round via TKO. This returned Pyle to the win column after suffering a setback against Rory MacDonald at UFC 133 in August. The 36 year old is enjoying the most successful period of his career, having signed with the UFC at 33, nearly ten years after his first career fight (a loss against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson). The former WEC welterweight champion is 5-3 during his UFC career, which includes wins over John Hathaway and Ricardo Almeida.
He will be facing off against another longtime veteran of the sport, Josh Neer (33-10-1). “The Dentist” last fought at UFC on FX 1 in January, defeating Duane Ludwig via guillotine. Now in his fourth career stint in the UFC, Neer is 2-0 in his return to the organization. With wins over notable names such as Melvin Guillard, Joe Stevenson, and Mac Danzig, Neer is hoping the fourth time is the charm for him and his UFC title hopes.
UFC on FX 3 will feature the rematch between Ian McCall and Demetrious Johnson in the first round of the UFC flyweight tournament. The event will take place on June 8th at a soon to be named city and venue.
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Pyle mentions the matchup at the end of the video below: