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Neil Seery

37-Year-Old     UFC     Flyweight     16-12-0

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Personal    EST. RETURN:  6/1/2017
Birthdate:  August 30, 1979     Height:   5'6    

January 31, 2017    Neil Seery News

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RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Seery, who had been scheduled to face Ian McCall at UFC 208 on Feb. 11 but had to withdraw due to a family issue, will be replaced by Jarred Brooks on the card.

Seery was originally supposed to face McCall at a UFC Fight Night event in Belfast, Ireland, but McCall had to withdraw from that fight due to an illness. The matchup was rescheduled for the February pay-per-view event, but it was Seery this time that couldn't make it to the octagon. The unranked 37-year-old has alternated wins and losses in his last four fights, last throwing down at UFC Fight NIght 87 in May.

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Seery's fight with Ian McCall at UFC Fight Night: Belfast has been called off due to McCall coming down with an illness, MMAFighting.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Seery does not have another scheduled bout for the Belfast event, although he will serve as a backup in case any of the other flyweights cannot fight. The Irishman was planning to retire after the bout, but the plans have changed now, expecting to have one more fight in him. Seery will still receive his show money for making weight.
Seery will fight Ian McCall in a flyweight matchup at UFC Belfast on Nov. 19, MMAFighting.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Seery will get the advantage of fighting in front of his home crowd, but most other advantages, with the exception of total number of fights, will lean towards McCall. Seery has lost two of his last three bouts, and will be looking to rebound from a unanimous-decision defeat to Kyoji Horiguchi back in May.
Seery defeated Jon Delos Reyes via submission (guillotine) at 4:12 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Dublin.

Fantasy Analysis

How can you not love Seery? The guy has a full-time job and at 36-years old, he fights for the love of the sport. In front of the hometown fans on Saturday, the Dublin native was at his best. He beat up Delos Reyes on the feet and then showed off a ground game that we rarely see from Seery. Always willing to fight anyone, anytime, hopefully we will see Seery in the near future. He is a treat to watch.
Seery lost to Louis Smolka via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 27-30) at UFC 189 on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Fantasy Analysis

Seery's boxing was on point (as usual) but he just wasn't big enough or strong enough to compete against Smolka on the ground. Seery is as tough as they come, but at 36-years old, he's nearing the end of the line. Seery gives it all he's got every time he steps in the octagon but he just can't match the athletic ability of the younger fighters on the roster.
Seery is a slight underdog for Saturday's flyweight fight against Louis Smolka at UFC 189 in Las Vegas.

Fantasy Analysis

The 36-year-old veteran lost his UFC debut to Brad Pickett in March 2014, but he's picked up back-to-back wins over Phil Harris and Chris Beal since then. The gritty Seery will have a big edge in terms of experience on Saturday night.