Welterweights Gunnar Nelson, Justin Edwards to Collide Feb. 16 at UFC on Fuel TV 7
UFC on Fuel TV 7
bill continues to develop rapidly, as
promotion officials announced Thursday that Icelandic welterweight
will clash with Justin
at the Feb. 16 event.
Headlined by an interim bantamweight title collision between Renan
“Barao” Pegado and Michael
McDonald, the event takes place Feb. 16 at Wembley Arena in
London and will see surging featherweight Cub Swanson
collide with former lightweight Dennis Siver
in the evening’s co-main event. The show’s main draw airs live on
Fuel TV, while the preliminary card streams immediately prior on
Nelson, 24, has been perfect through the first 10 fights of his pro
career. The Reykjavik-based fighter is known for his grappling
skills, earning seven of his victories via submission and three by
form of knockout. “Gunni” made his
UFC debut on Sept. 29, taking DaMarques
Johnson to the floor and finishing him with a rear-naked choke
in just 3:34.
A cast member on “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 13, Edwards was
handed his first defeat in a hard-fought three-round contest with
cast mate Clay
Harvison at the live season finale last year. Though “Fast
Eddie” rebounded with a win over Jorge Lopez,
the 29-year-old was outpointed by British talent John
Maguire in his next outing. Most recently, Edwards returned to
his winning ways against veteran Josh Neer,
putting “The Dentist” to sleep with a guillotine choke in just 45
seconds at UFC on FX 5.
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