McGeeMcCray261TUF11Court McGee (14-3) made a statement with a controlling unaninous decision win over Josh Neer (33-13-1) on the PPV card at UFC 157 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday night.

The TUF Season 11 winner, McGee stepped down to welterweight for the first time in his career and he showed no signs of slowing down as he outstruck Neer snapping a two-fight losing streak.

McGee came out striking early, utilizing his reach advantage trading kicks with the UFC veteran. McGee rocked Neer with a left hand and kept busy on his feet piling on the pressure. McGee switched up his attack with numerous combinations and hurt Neer with a kick to the body. The 28-year-old went on the attack with Neer backtracking and dropped him before landing ground and pound, with the bell saving Neer.

McGee, who has never been stopped in his career, opened the second round with stinging leg kicks and caught Neer as he came forward. Neer was able to do the better work in round two, working behind his jab tagging McGee and was unlucky not to win the round on the scorecards.

With Neer tiring, McGee returned to his first round form working his jab, and landing short shots with Neer backed against the cage. McGee secured the first takedown of the fight, but Neer quickly scrambled to his feet before being taken down again landing in top position. Neer gave up his back and McGee looked to lock in a submission attempt, but Neer showed good defense, but it was McGee who closed off the fight stronger reigning down with elbows to claim the decision.

The judges scored the fight unanimously to McGee 30-27 on all three scorecards.

(Follow @AndrewPMMA on Twitter)

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Storms into Scotland with Sold-Out Bisping vs. Leites

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

The UFC makes its first trip to Scotland with a sold-out debut event featuring Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leites. read news >>

UFC Debuts in Saskatoon This August

  • 15 days ago
  • 0 views

The UFC® makes its debut in the province of Saskatchewan on Sunday, August 23 at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon. UFC FIGHT NIGHT™: HOLLOWAY vs. OLIVEIRA will feature a five-round main read news >>

Max Holloway vs. Charles Oliveira Head UFC Debut in Saskatoon

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 views

Top 10 featherweights Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira top the bill when the UFC makes its debut in Saskatoon in August. read news >>

Champ Bibiano Fernandes vs. Toni Tauru headlines ONE Championship 29

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 views

ONE Championship will makes its Myanmar debut on July 18, and the organization’s bantamweight champion is headlining the show.Filed under: News read news >>

Lyman Good Makes UFC Debut Against Craig in July

  • 6 days ago
  • 0 views

Currently on a five-fight unbeaten streak, highly-regarded New York welterweight Lyman Good will make his Octagon debut against Andrew Craig on July 15 in San Diego, replacing the injured Edgar read news >>

UFC Fight Night 70 Results: Lorenz Larkin Makes Statement With TKO of Santiago Ponzinibbio

  • 2 days ago
  • 0 views

Lorenz Larkin put the welterweight division on notice with his second-round TKO finish of Santiago Ponzinibbio in the UFC Fight Night 70 co-main event on Saturday. read news >>

Scotland's debut event, UFC Fight Night 72, sells out 'in a matter of hours'

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 views

The UFC’s upcoming debut event in Scotland, UFC Fight Night 72, proved a popular offering with ticket-buyers.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Carlos Condit’s Breaking Noses 101 Video

  • 29 days ago
  • 630 views

Carlos Condit made a statement in his return to the Octagon this past weekend, and he made that statement by making a masterpiece of Thiago Alves' face. read news >>

What’s next for 'Jacare' after being passed over for title shot? ‘Nobody else makes sense’

  • 26 days ago
  • 117 views

Luke Rockhold is the next in line for a shot at UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, and Ronaldo Souza is now left without an opponent. "Jacare" was considered to be the next in line after winnin read news >>

Tweet of the Day: Jon Fitch on UFC lawsuit move: We'll fight the devil in his hometown

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 views

Jon Fitch responds to the UFC winning its motion to transfer the case to their hometown of Nevada. The UFC recently had a small victory on the on-going antitrust lawsuit filed against them, with a fe read news >>