Gunnar Nelson vs. Mike Pyle Announced for UFC 160 on Memorial Weekend


Gunnar NelsonThe Ultimate Fighting Championship on Friday announced a welterweight bout Gunnar Nelson and Mike Pyle for UFC 160 on May 25.

The bout has been verbally agreed to, according to UFC officials.

Nelson enters the bout with an undefeated 11-0-1 record. An accomplished grappler and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt under Renzo Gracie, Nelson has lived up to his billing in his first two fights in the Octagon.

In his UFC debut, Nelson submitted DaMarques Johnson, and then followed that up at UFC on Fuel TV 7 in February with a dominating three-round decision victory over Jorge Santiago.

He’ll now start stepping a little further up the ladder by squaring off with Pyle, a fighter with three times the number of bouts to his credit.

Pyle (24-8-1) is on an impressive run of his own.

Pyle had been on a three-fight streak, rocketing up the division, but had his run derailed by Rory MacDonald at UFC 133. Pyle has since returned to his winning ways, reeling off consecutive victories over Ricardo Funch, Josh Neer, and James Head, putting his name back on the radar.

The winner of this fight will see his stock rise markedly, propelling him into the title talk mix.

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez puts his belt on the line against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the UFC 160 main event on May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 views

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight No. 1 contender Josh Koscheck will make his Octagon return against the struggling Jake Ellenberger -- not Neil Magny -- at the upcoming UFC 18 read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 11 views

Two for one special! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to pay-per-view (PPV) this weekend (Sat., Dec. 6, 2014) with UFC 181 from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Get comple read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday announced that bantamweight Michinori Tanaka failed a drug test for two banned substances prior to his bout against Kyung Ho Kang at UFC Fight Night “H read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 8 views

Robbie Lawler is the new Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight kingpin, thanks to a split-decision win over Johny Hendricks at the UFC 181 pay-per-view (PPV) event back on Dec. 6, 2014 in read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 3 views

Following six losses in nine fights, former Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Cody McKenzie has retired from mixed martial arts. read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 40 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender Hector Lombard is just a few days ahead of his Josh Burkman showdown at the UFC 182 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place on Jan. 3, read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) reach is about to get bigger, according to Garry Cook. With television deals in Mexico, Brazil, Japan, and other countries around the globe, fight fans are priv read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 24 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), suddenly, has quite an exciting Featherweight division. And, at least according to 145-pound standout, Frankie Edgar, the weight class can thank Conor McGregor f read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 47 views

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion, Frank Mir, is scheduled to return to mixed martial arts (MMA) action after a one-year hiatus when he collides with Antonio Silva at U read news >>