John Hathaway Meets Gunnar Nelson at UFC 189

Written by Tom Ngo
April 1st, 2015

UFC John Hathaway

On Wednesday, a welterweight affair between John Hathaway (pictured) and Gunnar Nelson was added to UFC 189.

The UFC announced the scrap via Twitter.

The July 11 event takes place inside MGM Grand Garden Arean in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Both 170-pounders will be looking to bounce back from disappointing outings. Hathaway found himself on the wrong end of a highlight reel KO when he ate Dong Hyun Kim’s spinning back elbow.

“The Hitman” had won three straight prior to March’s defeat.

We’ll see how Nelson responds to the first loss of his professional career. The up-and-comer dropped a split decision to Rick Story in October. Nelson had rattled off 13 consecutive wins before facing Story.

Here is the show’s updated agenda:

John Hathaway vs. Gunnar Nelson

Dennis Bermudez vs. Jeremy Stephens

Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler (UFC welterweight champion)

Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo (UFC fetherweight champion)

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