Gunnar Nelson (13-1-1) will face John Hathaway (17-2) at UFC 189 just three bouts before teammate Conor McGregor faces Jose Aldo for the featherweight title in the headliner. The UFC has recently revealed the bout order of the card featured on Saturday, July 11 of International Fight Week.
The Mjölnir/ SBGi fighter hasn’t fought since headlining the UFC in Stockholm card in October, where he suffered his first loss to Rick Story. However, his bout against the “Hitman” will get more eyeballs than his first main event, as Dana White has estimated PPV buys at 1 million with all the hype surrounding the two title fight card, including Robby Lawler and Rory MacDonald.
This will be Nelson’s first bout in North America. The welterweight will step in the cage after the main card’s first bout between Brad Pickett and Thomas Almeida.
UFC 189 Fight Card
Champ Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor – Featherweight title
Champ Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald – Welterweight title
Dennis Bermudez vs. Jeremy Stephens
John Hathaway vs. Gunnar Nelson
Thomas Almeida vs. Brad Pickett
Matt Brown vs. Tim Means
John Howard vs. Brandon Thatch
Alex Garcia vs. Mike Swick
Henry Briones vs. Cody Garbrandt
Neil Seery vs. Louis Smolka
Yosdenis Cedeno vs. Cody Pfister
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