Team Ryano’s Neil Seery should feature at UFC Belfast in November, though an opponent has yet to be named.
The popular Dubliner had a huge opportunity in his last outing back in May at UFC Rotterdam. There, he lost out to number three ranked flyweight Kyoji Horiguchi in what was nonetheless a spirited display.
Now with a 3-3 record in the UFC, the unranked 125-pounder was likely to next face a competitor outside of the top ten, such as Dustin Ortiz or Justin Scoggins.
A late withdrawal from this weekend’s UFC 203 event may change Neil Seery’s course of action.
Flyweight contenders Ian McCall and Ray Borg were due to throw down this Saturday in Cleaveland, Ohio. But with just two days to go, the latter has been forced to withdraw from the bout because of illness.
Due to the short notice, a replacement won’t be found for ‘Uncle Creepy’ McCall. The same issue befell the unlucky American just two months ago also. Primed to compete at UFC 201 against Justin Scoggins, McCall was informed that his opponent couldn’t make the contracted weight, with that fight also being pulled 48 hours from time.
McCall hasn’t competed since January of 2015, and to that end, he wants to ensure that he’ll soon get a run-out.
Enter Neil Seery, as reported by MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 8, 2016
Despite his eighteen months of inactivity, McCall is still ranked fifth in the UFC flyweight rankings.
How about I come back to Ireland and put on a show with Neil seery?
Having fought the likes of pound-for-pound contender Demetrious Johnson (to a draw, no less), Joseph Benavidez, and Dominick Cruz, McCall would represent a chance for Seery to skyrocket his way into flyweight title contention should he pull off the upset.
UFC Fight Night 99 takes place at the SSE Arena in Belfast on November 19, and is headlined by Gunnar Nelson and Dong Hyun Kim.