Josh Neer’s recent four-fight win streak has earned him a second shot at the UFC, as Neer is set to compete against Keith Wisniewski at UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson.
The card, televised by Versus, is scheduled for October 1 from Washington, D.C., and will feature a main event for the bantamweight championship between Dominick Cruz and Demetrious Johnson.
The Neer-Wisniewski bout is slated for the prelims.
For the 28-year-old Neer (31-10-1), this chance comes after going 2-3 in his five-fight UFC stint that ended in 2009. “The Dentist” won two Fight of the Night honors during his run inside the Octagon.
After being released, Neer went 6-1, including a recent TKO victory over Blas Avena in the main event of Superior Cage Combat 2 in Las Vegas this past weekend.
Fighting out of Des Moines, Iowa, and the Pat Miletich Martial Arts team, Neer has lost only to Eddie Alvarez since 2009. While in the UFC, his three losses came to Gleison Tibau, Kurt Pellegrino and Nate Diaz – all coming via decision.
Wisniewski (28-12) had one fight in the UFC, as he lost to Nick Thompson in 2005 at UFC 56 by decision. He has competed mostly in Indiana since that time.
The Thompson loss sent him into a string of five-straight losses, but “The Polish Connection” has rebounded with six consecutive wins inside the cage.
Much like Neer’s resume which boasts fights against the likes of known stars Alvarez, Nate and Nick Diaz, Joe Stevenson and Melvin Guillard, Wisniewski has been battled the likes of Rory Markham, Jorge Masvidal, Shinya Aoki and Jorge Santiago.