Gunnar Nelson will face Albert Tumenov in UFC’s first visit to Holland. The fight is scheduled to take place on the 8th of May.
Icelandic media outlet Vísir broke the news this morning.
Gunnar Nelson (14-2-1) will be looking to bounce back after a lopsided decision loss to Demian Maia in December. Nelson had previously submitted Brandon Thatch impressively in the first round in July.
Albert Tumenov (17-2), touted as the next big thing in the welterweight division, is riding a five fight win streak which includes three knockouts. The UFC’s No. 15 ranked welterweight is coming off a split decision win over Lorenz Larkin last January.
Nelson now looks to regain momentum against Tumenov after a record of 1-2 in his last three fights. Nelson has finished 10 of his 14 wins by submission while Tumenov has 11 knockouts in 17 wins.
UFC Fight Night 87 is expected to take place May 8, 2016 at the Ahoy arena in Rotterdam, Holland. Heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski will headline the card.
Here’s how the fight card currently stands:
Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs. Andrei Arlovski
Welterweight: Gunnar Nelson vs. Albert Tumenov
Heavyweight: Stefan Struve vs. Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva
Welterweight: Dominic Waters vs. Peter Sobotta
Lightweight: Chris Wade vs. Rashid Magomedov
Lightweight: Reza Madadi vs. Yan Cabral
Middleweight: Garreth McLellan vs. Magnus Cedenblad
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