Gunnar Nelson vs. Dong Hyun Kim reported for UFC’s return to Northern Ireland

Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC
Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

A super exciting welterweight bout between number ranked Gunnar Nelson and number ranked Dong Hyun Kim is slated for the event per Ariel Helwani however, the promotion has yet to announce the bout.

UFC Fight Night 99 is set to take place on November 19, 2016, at the SSE Arena Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Nelson (15-2-1 MMA) has traded wins and loses in his last four fights after going 4-0 since making his debut in the promotion. A split decision loss to Rick Story was followed up by an impressive submission win over Brandon Thatch at UFC 189. Another decision loss to Demian Maia was followed up with another impressive submission win over Albert Tumenov at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski.

Kim (23-3-1-1 MMA) faced Josh Burkman on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187. Kim won the fight via submission in the third round. Kim was expected to face Jorge Masvidal in November 28, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 79. However, on November 14, it was announced that Masvidal would instead face Benson Henderson at the event after his scheduled opponent Thiago Alves pulled out of their fight. Kim instead faced Dominic Waters and won the fight via technical knockout in the first round.

Check out our latest podcast episode featuring Adam Milstead & Dinis "Sweetbread" Paiva

Leave a Reply