It’s on! @GunniNelson gets the call to face @AlanJouban at #UFCLondon!! pic.twitter.com/F8qfmqzuhr
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) February 14, 2017
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently announced its welterweight co-main event for its upcoming UFC Fight Night 107 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, locked and loaded for Sat., March 18, 2017, inside O2 Arena in London, England.
Gunnar Nelson vs. Alan Jouban.
Nelson (15-2-1) jumped out to a stellar 13-0-1 record to kick off his combat sports career and looked poised to make a run at the 170-pound title; however, a pair of losses to Rick Story and Demian Maia over the past few years slowed his momentum.
“Gunni” was last seen submitting Albert Tumenov in May 2016.
Jouban (15-4), meanwhile, has remained one of the more active welterweights since his Octagon debut in late 2014. The part-time model struggled to find consistency early on, but is now the winner of three consecutive fights.
That includes last December’s unanimous decision win over Mike Perry.
UFC Fight Night 107 is expected to be headlined by the 205-pound showdown between Corey Anderson and Jimi Manuwa. Elsewhere on the card, longtime MMA veteran Brad “One Punch” Pickett will compete in the final fight of his combat sports career against bantamweight stalwart Henry Briones.
To see who else is fighting at UFC Fight Night 107 click here.
Source:: mma mania