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Court McGee drops to welterweight, scheduled to fight Josh Neer at UFC 157

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Court McGee is moving to welterweight.

The winner of the eleventh season of "The Ultimater Fighter" has agreed to fight Josh Neer in 170-pound action at UFC 157 on Feb. 23, MMA Fighting has learned from closes sources to the event. The UFC has yet to officially announce the bout.

McGee (13-3), who has lost his last two in row, will be making his welterweight debut. He most recently dropped a controversial unanimous decision to Nick Ring at UFC 149 in July. Prior to that loss, he lost another unanimous decision to Costa Philippou at UFC on FX 2 in March.

Neer (33-12) has also lost his last two in a row. Justin Edwards needed just 45 seconds to submit the veteran at UFC on FX 5 in October after Mike Pyle knocked him out at UFC on FX 3 in June.

UFC 157, headlined by Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche for the UFC women's bantamweight title, will take place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

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