Gunnar Nelson is unbeaten as a pro. | Ciarán Maher
Story and Gunnar
Nelson will square off in a five-round main event at UFC Fight
Night in Stockholm.
UFC officials announced the welterweight bout on Thursday. UFC Fight
Night Sweden takes place on Oct. 4 and includes a welterweight
matchup pitting Amir
Sadollah against Nicholas
Musoke as well as a light heavyweight clash between Ilir Latifi
Blachowicz. The entirety of the card airs on Fight Pass.
Story will look to build upon his submission win against Leonardo
Mafra Texeira at UFC Fight Night “Cerrone vs. Miller.” The
16-fight UFC veteran holds a 10-6 record inside the Octagon with
wins against the likes of Johny
Hendricks, Thiago Alves
Jardine. Consistency has been “The Horror’s” issue, as he has
alternated between wins and losses since 2011.
Nelson is arguably the top prospect in the welterweight division,
winning all four of his fights under the Zuffa banner and holding
an impressive 13-0 professional record. The 26-year-old Icelander
has an affinity for finishing fights, with 12 of his wins coming by
way of stoppage. “Gunni” was last seen in action against Zak
UFC Fight Night “McGregor vs. Brandao”, a bout he won via
second-round submission rear-naked choke.