A key welterweight fight has been added to UFC Fight Night 87 as Gunnar Nelson is set to take on Albert Tumenov in the UFC’s debut in Rotterdam.
UFC Fight Night 87 will be held on May 8, 2016 at the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
The event will be the first that the UFC has hosted in the Netherlands and is expected to be headlined by a heavyweight bout between the 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix Champion and former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski.
Nelson (14-2 MMA) is coming off a loss to Demian Maia at UFC 194, losing via unanimous decision. Prior to this bout, Nelson defeated Brandon Thatch at UFC 189 in Las Vegas.
Tumenov (17-2 MMA) is in an impressive five fight winning streak since losing his octagon debut against Ildemar Alcantara via split decision. Wins over Anthony Lapsley, Matt Dwyer, Nico Musoke, Alan Jouban and most recently Lorenz Larkin has Tumenov currently ranked #15 at 170lbs.
With this fight announcenment UFC Fight Night 87 now looks like this:
Alistair Overeem vs. Andrei Arlovski
Antônio Silva vs. Stefan Struve
Chris Wade vs. Rashid Magomedov
Yan Cabral vs. Reza Madadi
Magnus Cedenblad vs. Garreth McLellan
Peter Sobotta vs. Dominic Waters
Nikita Krylov vs. Francimar Barroso
Gunnar Nelson vs. Albert Tumenov