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Danzig slated to face Neer in Feb.

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Just after saying hello to his first child a week ago, The Ultimate Fighter Season 6 winner Mac Danzig is ready to get back to work. He will face Josh Neer at UFC Fight Night 17 on Feb. 7 at the Palms in Las Vegas.

Danzig made the announcement via his MySpace page on Sunday.

In his last fight out, Danzig dropped a unanimous decision to Clay Guida in a tough fight between two very experienced ground fighters. Now, he looks to get back on track against a heavy-handed opponent in Neer.

Neer recently lost a close decision to Nate Diaz at UFC Fight Night 15 in Omaha, but he has been rapidly improving over the past few fights. He should prove to be a very tough test for Danzig.

The two lightweights are expected to be a featured bout on the card that will also feature Ultimate Fighter Season 7 winner Amir Sadollah against Nick Catone.

The event is expected to originate from the Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas on Feb. 7, although the UFC has still made no official announcement about the event, as of yet.