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Albert Tumenov and Gunnar Nelson will go to war this Sunday (May 8, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 87 inside Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands. In a serious clash of styles, what adjustments must be made for either man to claim victory? Find out below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight up-and-comers Albert Tumenov and Gunnar Nelson will duel this Sunday (May 8, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 87 inside Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Since losing his debut in a close loss, Tumenov has been on a tear. He’s won his last five fights and finished three of them, showing off some serious skill for a 24-year-old and looking like a potential contender.

After opening his UFC career in similarly great fashion, Nelson has suffered a pair of difficult setbacks lately. This is an important bout for Nelson, as he can either confirm or lose his position inside the rankings based on this result.

Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for each fighter:

Albert Tumenov
Record: 17-2
Key Wins: Lorenz Larkin (UFC 195), Alan Jouban (UFC 192), Nico Musoke (UFC on FOX 14)
Key Losses: Ildemar Alcantara (UFC Fight Night 36)
Keys to Victory: Tumenov has some serious credentials backing up his accomplishments inside the Octagon. The Russian striker is a national master of sports in boxing and master of sports in hand-to-hand combat, which should help explain his 11 knockout wins.

In this bout, Tumenov does have to be careful. He must walk the tight rope between stalking his opponent and cutting off the cage without overreaching and running into a counter or takedown.

Being put on his back against Nelson would be a grave issue.

Luckily, Tumenov has shown the ability to put together smart combinations without losing his stance. He’ll need a lot of volume and to constantly focus on tracking his opponent down, but ….View full article

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