Neil Seery will finally get his chance to step into the octagon for the final time.
The veteran Irishman has been booked to face Alexandre Pantoja at UFC Fight Night 113.
UFC Fight Night 113 will be held on 16 July 2017 at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The event will be the second that the promotion has hosted in Glasgow, following UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites in July 2015.
The UFC announced the bout on social media.
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Seery, who earned a ‘Performance of the Night’ following a second round submission win over Jon delos Reyes at UFC Fight Night: Holohan vs. Smolka prior to his most recent loss to Kyoji Horiguchi at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski was set to retire against Ian McCall on 19 November 2016 at UFC Fight Night 99.However, as Seery was weighing in for the event, it was announced that McCall had to pull out of the fight after becoming ill due the effects of his weight cut and the bout was scrapped.
However, as Seery was weighing in for the event, it was announced that McCall had to pull out of the fight after becoming ill due the effects of his weight cut and the bout was scrapped. Seery will now get his opportunity against Pantoja in Glasgow.
Pantoja, the former RFA flyweight champion is riding a 10-fight winning streak in professional MMA with his last loss coming against UFC vet Jussier Formiga back in 2010. The Nova União standout recently made his UFC debut in a split decision win over Eric Shelton at UFC on FOX 23: Shevchenko vs. Peña.
With this addition, UFC Fight Night 113 now looks like this:
Khalil Rountree vs. Paul Craig
Jack Marshman vs. Ryan Janes
Mark Godbeer vs. Justin Willis
Charlie Ward vs. Galore Bofando
Danny Roberts vs. Bobby Nash
Stevie Ray vs. Paul Felder
Brett Johns vs. Mitch Gagnon
Neil Seery vs. Alexandre Pantoja