Report: Gunnar Nelson to Battle Alex Oliveira at UFC 231
By FCF Staff
It looks like Gunnar Nelson will compete before 2018 is up, as it’s being reported he’ll battle fellow welterweight contender, Alex Oliveira, on December 8th.
The bout will be part of UFC 231, which will be hosted by the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario. The match-up is being reported by MMA Junkie, following an initial report the fight was in the works by ESPN.
Nelson (16-3-1) hasn’t fought since last July, when he was stopped by Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC FN 113.
Oliveira (19-5-1, 2 NC), meanwhile, knocked out Carlo Pedersoli Jr. in his last bout, which took place last month at UFC FN 137.
UFC 231 will be headlined by a featherweight bout between champion Max Holloway and Brian Ortega.