With the Darren Till (16-0-1) electing to face Stephen Thompson (14-2-1) for the headlining bout, it seems Gunnar Nelson (16-3-1) has found a dancing partner with Neil Magny (20-6-0) on the UFC in Liverpool card going down on May 27th. MMA Insider Farah Hannoun was the first to report that the bout was in the works.
Nelson was ready to fight on the UFC London card at the O2 Arena event on March 17, but no suitable opponent was healthy enough or up for the challenge.
“Gunni” is coming off a controversial loss to eye-poker Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC Fight Night 113: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio back in July which stopped a two fight winning streak. He will be looking to start a new steak in the UFC’s first trip to Liverpool.
— Farah Hannoun (@Farah_Hannoun) March 26, 2018
The American Magny is coming off a win over Carlos Condit on the UFC 219 card. The 30 year old once had a 7 fight winning streak in the UFC, before losing to common opponent Demian Maia. He has impressive wins over Kelvin Gastelum, Hector Lombard, and Johny Hendricks.