September 12, 1986 |
Franklin, Indiana, United States
|Other names||The Beast|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||144.2 lb (65.4 kg; 10.30 st)|
|Reach||69.0 in (175 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Dustin Neace (born September 12, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist who fought in Ultimate Fighting Championship and Strikeforce and was a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller. Neace formerly fought in the featherweight division of Bellator.
The Ultimate Fighter
In 2011, Neace had signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship to compete on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller. In the first episode, Neace fought Josh Clopton to gain entry into the Ultimate Fighter house. Neace defeated Clopton via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18) after two rounds. Neace was selected as a part of Team Miller, being the third featherweight chosen for the team.
In episodes three through five, Neace was shown multiple times in altercations with Team Bisping fighter, Akira Corassani. The two would later be paired in a bout against each other in the preliminary round. During the fight, inside the first round, Neace applied a heel hook submission that looked like Corassani tapped to; however referee Herb Dean did not stop the fight and Corassani was released from the hold. Corassani went on to defeat Neace via a majority decision after two rounds.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Neace made his UFC debut on December 3, 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale against his former Ultimate Fighter team mate Bryan Caraway. Neace lost the bout via submission in the second round and was subsequently released from the promotion.
Bellator Fighting Championships
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Coliseum Combat
- Conquest Fighting Championships
- Conquest FC Featherweight Championship (2012)
- Courage Fighting Championships
- CFC Featherweight Championship (2008)
- King of Kombat (
- KOK Featherweight Championship (2008)
- Legends of Fighting
- LOF Featherweight Championship (2010)
- Freestyle Combat Challenge
- FCC Four-man Featherweight Tournament Winner (2008)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|48 matches||25 wins||21 losses|
|NC||25–21–1 (1)||Kenny Jordan||NC (Overturned by Indiana Gaming Commission)||Coliseum Combat 26: Neace vs. Jordan||September 28, 2013||4||5:00||Kokomo, Indiana, United States||For the Coliseum Combat Featherweight Championship.|
|Loss||25–21–1||Cody Stevens||Decision (Majority)||Revelation Fight Organization: Big Guns 12||August 31, 2013||3||5:00||Mansfield, Ohio, United States|
|Win||25–20–1||Bobby Emmons||Submission (rear naked choke)||Coliseum Combat 24||March 30, 2013||3||2:02||Kokomo, Indiana, United States||Won the CC Featherweight Championship.|
|Loss||24–20–1||Marlon Sandro||Technical submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 81||November 16, 2012||1||2:05||Kingston, Rhode Island, United States|
|Win||24–19–1||Peter Dominguez||Submission (guillotine choke)||Griggs Entertainment: Conquest FC 1||September 29, 2012||1||0:16||Terre Haute, Indiana, United States||Won the Conquest FC Featherweight Championship.|
|Loss||23–19–1||Brian Geraghty||Decision (split)||Indy MMA 2||March 31, 2012||3||5:00||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||23–18–1||Bryan Caraway||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale||December 3, 2011||2||3:38||Paradise, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||23–17–1||David Love||Submission (armbar)||Colosseum Combat 16||February 19, 2011||2||3:45||Kokomo, Indiana, United States|
|Win||23–16–1||Joel Blanton||TKO (punches)||Colosseum Combat 15||October 9, 2010||1||3:43||Kokomo, Indiana, United States||Won the CC Featherweight Championship.|
|Win||22–16–1||Corey Mahon||KO (punches)||Legends of Fighting 41: Damage Incorporated||September 10, 2010||3||4:54||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States||Won Legends of Fighting Featherweight Championship.|
|Loss||21–16–1||João Herdy||Decision (unanimous)||Premier Cage Fighting: Total Warrior Challenge 6||June 12, 2010||3||5:00||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Win||21–15–1||York Ash||Submission (armbar)||Legends of Fighting 38||April 9, 2010||2||1:26||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Win||20–15–1||Anthony Marti||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Ruckus Entertainment - Ruckus 2||March 12, 2010||1||3:53||Addison, Illinois, United States|
|Win||19–15–1||Michael Glenn||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Legends of Fighting 36||January 8, 2010||1||2:56||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||18–15–1||Jeff Curran||Submission (rib injury)||Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers||November 7, 2009||1||1:39||Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States||Catchweight (150 lbs) bout.|
|Loss||18–14–1||Nick Gonzalez||TKO (corner stoppage)||King of Kombat 7 - Judgment Day||August 29, 2009||2||0:10||Austin, Texas, United States||Lost King of Kombat Featherweight Championship.|
|Loss||18–13–1||Tommy Hayden||Submission (rear-naked choke)||War in the Yard||August 9, 2009||2||N/A||Anderson, Indiana, United States|
|Win||18–12–1||Johnny Bedford||Submission (twister)||King of Kombat 5: Season's Beatings||November 22, 2008||1||1:38||Austin, Texas, United States||Won King of Kombat Featherweight Championship.|
|Loss||17–12–1||Brian Geraghty||Submission (triangle choke)||Revolution Fight League: Proving Ground||July 26, 2008||3||2:15||Louisville, Kentucky, United States|
|Loss||17–11–1||Jared McMahan||Submission (armbar)||Corral Combat Classic 2||April 26, 2008||1||0:38||Hammond, Indiana, United States|
|Win||17–10–1||Jake Corry||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Courage Fighting Championships 10||March 22, 2008||1||1:30||Terre Haute, Indiana, United States||Won CFC Featherweight Championship.|
|Loss||16–10–1||Arman Loktev||TKO (punches)||NAAFS: Caged Fury 4||February 16, 2008||1||1:06||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Win||16–9–1||Jeremy Ashley||TKO (punches)||Freestyle Combat Challenge 32||January 12, 2008||1||4:59||Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States||Won FCC Four-Man Featherweight Tournament.|
|Win||15–9–1||Rich Taylor||Submission (guillotine choke)||Freestyle Combat Challenge 32||January 12, 2008||1||N/A||Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States|
|Loss||14–9–1||Vadim Ivanov||Submission (punches)||NAAFS: Caged Fury 3||November 3, 2007||2||0:22||Cleveland, Ohio, United States||For NAAFS Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||14–8–1||Wade Markland||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Legends of Fighting 19: Back in Action||July 27, 2007||1||1:27||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Win||13–8–1||Kirk Birchum||TKO (punches)||Legends of Fighting 18: Pole Position||May 25, 2007||1||1:49||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Win||12–8–1||James Powell||Submission (verbal)||Legends of Fighting 16: Heat||May 5, 2007||1||2:30||Lafayette, Indiana, United States|
|Win||11–8–1||David Hampton||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Legends of Fighting 15: Vengeance||April 27, 2007||1||0:17||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||10–8–1||Alonzo Martinez||Submission (punches)||Glory FC 1: Genesis||April 20, 2007||1||1:10||Des Moines, Iowa, United States|
|Win||10–7–1||Jack O'Neil||Submission (choke)||Legends of Fighting: Revolution 4||April 13, 2007||1||1:47||Plainfield, Indiana, United States|
|Win||9–7–1||John Paun||Submission (triangle choke)||Pure Force V: Vendetta||March 31, 2007||1||1:53||Tinley Park, Illinois, United States|
|Loss||8–7–1||Nick Sorg||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Legends of Fighting 14: Resurrection||March 23, 2007||1||1:31||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||8–6–1||Jameel Massouh||Decision (unanimous)||Freestyle Combat Challenge 26||March 10, 2007||3||5:00||Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States|
|Draw||8–5–1||Dan Swift||Draw (majority)||Legends of Fighting 13: Bad Blood||January 26, 2007||3||5:00||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||8–5||Raymond Hunter||Decision (split)||Freestyle Combat Challenge 25||January 13, 2007||3||5:00||Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||8–4||Tim Bradley||Submission (guillotine choke)||Legends of Fighting 12: Black Tie Battles||December 31, 2006||1||0:17||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Win||7–4||Johnny Bedford||KO (punches)||Genesis 5||November 25, 2006||2||0:56||Findlay, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||6–4||Mike Bogner||Submission (guillotine choke)||Legends of Fighting 10: Unbreakable||November 3, 2006||2||3:58||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Win||6–3||Tommy Ridenbaugh||Submission (triangle choke)||NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 2||October 7, 2006||1||0:50||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Win||5–3||Paul Hayes||TKO (punches)||Legends of Fighting 9||September 29, 2006||1||2:57||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||4–3||Kevin Manderson||TKO (punches)||Gladiators Cage Fighting: Colosseum 3||September 23, 2006||2||1:33||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Loss||4–2||Mike Brown||Submission (guillotine choke)||Absolute Fighting Championships 18||August 26, 2006||1||0:50||Boca Raton, Florida, United States|
|Win||4–1||Jason Thile||Submission (armbar)||Evolution 2||July 15, 2006||1||1:49||Greenfield, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||3–1||Jameel Massouh||Submission||Diesel Fighting Championships 1||June 30, 2006||3||4:50||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Win||3–0||Mike Morgan||Submission (guillotine choke)||Legends of Fighting 7: Divide & Conquer||June 17, 2006||1||N/A||Marion County, Indiana, United States|
|Win||2–0||Merritt Warren||Submission (rear-naked choke)||HOOKnSHOOT: Live||May 20, 2006||1||N/A||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Win||1–0||Eugene Crisler||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Madtown Throwdown 7||April 29, 2006||N/A||N/A||Madison, Wisconsin, United States|
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- "Colosseum Combat XXIV Official Results". Mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
- "Conquest FC 1 Official Results". Mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
- "Courage Fighting Championships 10 official results". Mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved 2013-07-15.
- "King of Kombat 5: Seasons Beatings official results". Mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved 2013-07-15.
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