MMATraining.com can confirm through sources close to the fighters camp that a planned main event between Kurt Pellegrino and Josh Neer will soon be finalized to take place on a yet to be announced Ultimate Fight Night August 5th, 2009.
Pellegrino, 13-4 is coming off impressive back to back wins over Thiago Tavares and Rob Emerson. He will look to make it three in a row as he works his way into the UFC’s lightweight top 10.
Neer, 25-7 has won 4 of his last 5. His only loss was a decision to Nate Diaz back at UFN 15 September 17th, 2008. Neer’s latest win was an notable win over TUF winner Mac Danzig where he controlled most of the action and finally put Danzig away with a triangle choke.
The UFC has slated this fight to be the main event.