Time to see The Dentist (Josh Neer) - Photo: uproxx.com
UFC Fight Night 15 – Omaha (Neb.) Civic Auditorium - Sept. 17, 2008
Nate Diaz scored a split decision over Josh “The Dentist” Neer at UFC’s first show in Nebraska.
The judges ruled the bout 29-28, 29-28, 28-29 in Diaz’s favor. Insert “he won by the skin of his teeth” joke here.
Still, it was the fifth win in as many UFC fights for Diaz, a former WEC lightweight champion.
Neer is nicknamed "The Dentist" for his "tendency to re-arrange his opponents' teeth," according to the UFC Encyclopedia.
Spike TV presented the fight card as a lead-in to the eighth season of The Ultimate Fighter, featuring teams coached by Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.