Gunnar Nelson vs Pascal Krauss added to UFC on FUEL in Nottingham

Newly signed jiu-jitsu sensation Gunnar Nelson (9-0-1) has finally been added to the UFC Nottingham card.

His opponent will be German Pascal Krauss (10-1), who is coming off his first professional loss to John Hathaway at UFC on FOX in May.

“I am well aware that Nelson isn’t just one of the top prospects, but also one of the top up-and-coming black belts competing in MMA,”

“I have trained with many outstanding grapplers myself, like Dean Lister and Ben Askren, though, and fighting in the UFC is not a jiu-jitsu competition, so I’m really looking forward to welcoming Gunnar to the Octagon!” Krauss told Sherdog

Nelson’s SBGi training partner and fellow Welterweight Cathal Pendred says he only sees one possible outcome.

“I can’t see it going any other way than a win for Gunni. I think Gunnar is better than him everywhere.”

“That’s a very bad match up for Pascal Krauss”

The match up will take place on 29th September in Nottingham, England during the UFC on FUEL 5 card, which is headlined by  Stefan Struve vs Stipe Miočić

You can check out the full UFC on FUEL: Nottingham card here

If you missed our story on Gunnar from the other day with quotes from his coach John Kavanagh and his training partners Cathal Pendred and Chris Fields, you can check it out – Gunnar Nelson set to sign for the Ultimate Fighting Championship

Update: Gunnar Nelson also confirmed the bout moments ago via twitter

“Looks like we’re hitting Nottingham end of September” @GunniNelson

Be sure to follow Gunnar’s twitter for updates.

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