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Live blogging UFC Fight Night 'Diaz vs. Neer'

Welcome to MMAFighting dot com's live blog of the Spike TV broadcast of UFC Fight Night "Diaz vs. Neer" from the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Neb.

This edition of Fight Night, the UFC's first in Nebraska, will serve as a lead-in to the season premiere of "The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir" on Spike TV.

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1. Houston Alexander (205) vs. Eric "Red" Schafer (205)

Alexander is on a two-fight losing streak and may get cut by the UFC if he loses this fight. Schafer, six-foot-three, has a four-inch reach advantage.

The crowd is clearly in support of Alexander, who has lived in Omaha since 1980.

R1: Alexander moves forward. Schafer goes for the takedown but eats a knee, and another. Schafer appears momentarily stunned. Alexander fights inside Schafer's guard. Alexander brings the fight back to their feet at 4:15. Alexander looks great here. He lands two leg kicks. Schafer attempts another takedown, but eats another knee. Alexander lands punches in clinch. Schafer shoots again, but Alexander stuffs it. Alexander hits a knee to the body in clinch. They separate at 2:54. Schafer immediately goes for the takedown and gets it at 2:40. Schafer passes right to side control and drops left elbows and punches. Alexander tries to reverse but gets his head inside a guillotine. Alexander escapes but gets stuck in mount eating punches and elbows. Alexander gives up his back at 0:52, and then turns back to being mounted. Alexander is eating a lot of punches and elbows. Schafer attempts the head-arm triangle, and Alexander taps with 7 seconds left.

Official Result: Schafer wins via submission - R1 (4:53)

Schafer dedicates the fight to Evan Tanner, whom he calls "his hero."

2. Alan Belcher (185) vs. Ed Herman (185)

Belcher, sporting Muay Thai shorts, spent the past month in Thailand to prepare for Herman.

R1: Belcher punches and Herman responds. They clinch. The referee breaks them at 4:12. Herman is throwing with his hands while Belcher is mixing in leg kicks. Belcher throws a leg kick and they clinch. They are separated at 2:45. Belcher sneaks in a jab. Herman lands a punch and tries and takedown but it's defended. They fight in clinch with Herman throwing knees and elbows. Herman takes Belcher down at 1:32. Belcher gets half guard. Herman attempts the D'arce choke. Belcher escapes to his feet with 38 seconds left. Herman takes Belcher down with 27 seconds left. Herman wants the choke again, but Belcher stops it. scores the round 10-9 for Herman.

R2: They box. Belcher lands a hard left at 4:23. Herman lands a nice punch-elbow combo. Belcher lands a right hand at 3:15 and Herman stumbles back. They clinch and Belcher separates with an elbow. Belcher lands jabs and leg kicks. Herman catches a kick at 1:52 and takes down Belcher. Herman tries to pass to side but it allows Belcher to escape to his feet. Belcher connects on a Superman punch. scores the round 10-9 for Belcher.

R3: Belcher shoots 10 seconds in but Belcher easily defends. Belcher chops at Herman with jabs and leg kicks. Belcher is keeping his hands low. Herman goes for the takedown and they're in clinch. The ref separates them at 3:17. Herman lands a jab. Blecher connects on tw o sraight rights. Belcher tries a spinning backfist and Herman goes for the takedown. Herman finishes the takedown at 2:15. Herman punches Belcher in the head from Belcher's half guard. Belcher escapes. Herman takeds down Belcher with 47 seconds left. Herman takes mount with Belcher against the fence and throws punches. Herman finishes the round raining down lefts and rights from full mount. scores the round 10-9 for Herman, and the fight 29-28 for Herman.

Only one judge agrees. The scores are 29-28 Belcher, 29-28 Herman and 29-28 Belcher.

Official Result: Belcher wins via split decision

Belcher says fight could have gone either way. He says he wants to be the best Muay Thai fighter in MMA and wishes his mom Happy Birthday.

3. Clay Guida (155) vs. Mac Danzig (155)

R1: Danzig moves forward with punches and Guida avoids them. Danzig continues to pressure Guida with strikes. Guida works leg kicks. Guida shoots at 3:35 and it's stuffed. Danzig shoots and they clinch. Danzig lands a straight right. Danzig moves in with a flurry of punches and a kick, but opens himself up to a takedown. Danzig grabs an arm for a kimura. He lets go and gets to his feet. Guida picks Danzig up and slams him at 1:35. Danzig gets to his feet but Guida just picks him up and slams him down hard. Danzig positions for an omoplata. Guida lands strikes. Danzig gets to his feet and the round ends. scores the round 10-9 for Guida.

R2: They box. Danzig tries a front kick, it lands, but Guida just pushes forward for the takedown. Danzig defends and they separate at 3:41. Guida tries a punch combo. Guida shoots at 2:38 and finishes it. Danzig avoids damage and gets back to his feet. Guida with another fast shot, but Danzig defends. Danzig lands punches. Guida gets Danzig's back and slams him. Guida goes for the rear-naked choke with less than 20 seconds left. Danzig escapes to halfguard. scores the round 10-9 for Guida.

R3: Guida hits a leg kick. Danzig tries an axe kick and Guida goes for the takedown. Danzig lands leg kicks. Danzig takes Guida down at 3:33 and attempts the kimura. Guida escapes and has Danzig's back. Danzig stands up. Guida puts him back down. Danzig gets back to his feet, and gets put right down. Danzig gets up again at 1:03. Danzig drops for the kimura but Guida easily pulls out. Guida finishes strong to end the round. scores the round 10-9 for Guida, and the fight 30-27 for Guida.

Official Result: Guida wins via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

4. Nate Diaz (155) vs. Josh Neer (155)

Neer looks focused walking out to "Bother" by Stone Sour, a band from his homestate of Iowa.

A pumped Nate Diaz walks to the Octagon next to his brother Nick.

R1: Neer lands a leg kick and they trade punches. Neer slams Diaz down. Neer attempts the D'arce choke, and then switches to a guillotine. Diaz escapes to his feet. Neer slams him down. Diaz goes back to his feet and goes for a kimura. Diaz thinks about a kneebar. Diaz takes Neer down with a single, which Neer immediately reverses. They're back to their feet. Short exchange of punches. Diaz throws repeated left and right punches. Diaz hip tosses Neer. Diaz comes down with a right. Diaz fakes a kneebar and takes Neer's back. Diaz pounds on Neer from halfguard to end the round. scores the round 10-9 for Diaz.

R2: Diaz throws punches. Neer takes Diaz down at 4:30. Diaz escapes and takes Neer down into guard. Diaz tries to pass again with a kneebar, which allows Neer to position for an omoplata. This happens again. Neer takes Diaz down. Neer takes Diaz's back with both hooks in. Diaz escapes. Neer lands a right coming down. Diaz grabs for a leg. Diaz on his back and Neer tries a stomp. They're back to their feet and fighting in clinch. scores the round 10-9 for Neer.

R3: Diaz comes out with punchces. Diaz drops for the takedown. Neer takes Diaz's back. Diaz goes back to the front and takes Neer down. Diaz almost give Neer a triangle. Neer closes his guard at 3:07. Neer tries an omoplata and Diaz steps over him. They are back to their feet. Diaz takes Neer's back and has both hooks in. Neer is momentarily mounted and escapes. Diaz tries an armbar but loses his back. Diaz turns into Neer for the takedown. They go to the ground. Neer lands an elbow. Diaz hits another Judo throw. scores the round 10-9 for Diaz, and the fight 29-28 for Diaz.

Official Result: Diaz wins via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Diaz gives Neer credit for being a tough fighter. Diaz also takes a light shot at KJ Noons by saying someone better fight his brother Nick.

Official Results:

Fight of the Night: Nate Diaz vs. Josh Neer
Knockout of the Night: Alessio Sakara
Submission of the Night: Wilson Gouveia

1. Dan Miller def. Rob Kimmons via sub (RNC) - R1 (1:27)
2. Mike Massenzio def. Drew McFedries via sub (kimura) - R1 (1:28)
3. Jason Brilz def. Brad Morris via TKO (strikes) - R2 (2:54)
4. Joe Lauzon def. Kyle Bradley via TKO (strikes) - R2 (1:34)
5. Wilson Gouveia def. Ryan Jensen via sub (armbar) - R2 (2:04)
6. Alessio Sakara def. Joe Vedepo via KO (head kick) - R1 (1:27)
7. Eric "Red" Schafer def. Houston Alexander via sub (arm-triangle choke) - R1 (4:53)
8. Alan Belcher def. Ed Herman via split decision
9. Clay Guida def. Mac Danzig via unanimous decision
10. Nate Diaz def. Josh Neer via split decision

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