American mixed martial arts fighter

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.


MMA career[edit]


Neace faced Jeff Curran on November 7, 2009 at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers.[1] He lost via submission in the first round.

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

In 2011, Neace had signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship to compete on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller.[2] 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.[3][4][5] 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.[5][6] Corassani went on to defeat Neace via a majority decision after two rounds.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Neace made his UFC debut on December 3, 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale against his former Ultimate Fighter team mate Bryan Caraway.[7] Neace lost the bout via submission in the second round and was subsequently released from the promotion.[8]

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

Neace made his Bellator debut on November 16, 2012 at Bellator 81 against Marlon Sandro.[9] Neace lost via technical submission in the first round and was subsequently released from the promotion.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • Coliseum Combat
    • CC Featherweight Championship (2010,2013)[10] [11]
  • Conquest Fighting Championships
    • Conquest FC Featherweight Championship (2012)[12]
  • Courage Fighting Championships
    • CFC Featherweight Championship (2008)[13]
  • King of Kombat (
    • KOK Featherweight Championship (2008)[14]
  • Legends of Fighting
    • LOF Featherweight Championship (2010)[15]
  • Freestyle Combat Challenge
    • FCC Four-man Featherweight Tournament Winner (2008)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]


  • ^ a b “Strikeforce and M-1 Global’s “Fedor vs. Rogers” official weigh-in results”. 2009-11-06. Archived from the original on 2012-03-12. Retrieved cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:”””””””‘””‘”}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-free a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background-image:url(“//”);background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url(“//”);background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:9px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background-image:url(“//”);background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url(“//”);background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:9px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background-image:url(“//”);background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url(“//”);background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:9px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background-image:url(“//”);background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url(“//”);background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:12px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .citation .mw-selflink{font-weight:inherit}
  • ^ “Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 cast announced for ‘Team Miller vs Team Bisping’ on Sept. 21”. 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  • ^ “Episode No. 3 recap: ‘The Ultimate Fighter 14: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller'”. 2011-10-05. Archived from the original on 2011-12-08. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  • ^ “Episode No. 4 recap: ‘The Ultimate Fighter 14: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller'”. 2011-10-12. Archived from the original on 2011-10-16. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  • ^ a b “Episode No. 5 recap: ‘The Ultimate Fighter 14: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller'”. 2011-10-19. Archived from the original on 2011-12-28. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  • ^ “‘TUF 14’ cast member Akira Khorassani: ‘If I tapped, my knee wouldn’t even be stable'”. 2011-10-20. Archived from the original on 2012-07-15. Retrieved 2011-10-26.
  • ^ “UFC’s Ultimate Fighter Results: Brian Caraway Chokes Out Dustin Neace”. 2011-12-03. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  • ^ “Marlon Sandro vs. Dustin Neace at Bellator 81 in Rhode Island”. 2011-10-29. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  • ^ “Bellator 81 Results: Held vs. Clementi”. 2012-11-16. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  • ^ “Colosseum Combat XV Official Results”.
  • ^ “Colosseum Combat XXIV Official Results”. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
  • ^ “Conquest FC 1 Official Results”. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
  • ^ “Courage Fighting Championships 10 official results”. Retrieved 2013-07-15.
  • ^ “King of Kombat 5: Seasons Beatings official results”. Retrieved 2013-07-15.
  • ^ “Legends of Fighting 41 – Damage Incorporated Official Results”.
  • ^ “North American Allied Fight Series: Caged Fury 3 official results”. Retrieved 2013-07-15.
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