Neil Seery to meet Alexandre Pantoja at UFC Fight Night Glasgow

Neil Seery will fight TUF veteran Alexandre Pantoja at UFC Glasgow on July 16, as revealed by Peter Carroll in this morning’s Irish Daily Mirror.

Speaking about the fight, Seery claimed that he needed to put a “full stop” on his storied career after not making it to the Octagon for his previous two scheduled bouts with Ian McCall.

“I just want to put a full stop on my career, that’s why I want to fight again,” he told the Irish Mirror.

“At the moment I’m still getting tested by USADA, I’m still on the UFC roster, this fight in Glasgow will let me put that line in the sand and finish my career. I’ve done everything that I wanted to do in this game. I’ve achieved a lot in MMA, but as soon as this fight is over I’ll be more than happy to walk away.”

Seery praised his Brazilian opponent, who rides a ten fight win streak going into the bout, insisting that no easy fights came out of ‘The Ultimate Fight: Tournament of Champions’.

“All of the fighters on that season of The Ultimate Fighter were champions. I’m not going to say I remember every detail about him, but I remember that he was a very good fighter and the fact he made it to the semi-final proves that.

“Every single fighter on that season was top class. I’m looking forward to getting in there with him and putting on an exciting fight for the fans.”

The Irish fan favourite underlined why he felt Scotland was a good place to hang up his gloves.

“I’ve had some great fights over in Scotland against guys like Paul McVeigh and James Doolan. I have great memories fighting over there so Glasgow is a fitting place for me to end it.

“With the links between Ireland and the city, I’m sure I’ll get a good reception from the crowd too. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: GLASGOW go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 2 at 10:00 a.m. BST via Ticketmaster.

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Peter Carroll is Severe MMA's lead feature writer. He has been featured in many top publications and some rubbish ones too. He also writes for the Irish Daily Mirror and Vice's Fightland.