On Tuesday, a welterweight affair between Gunnar Nelson (pictured) and Albert Tumenov was added to the UFC Fight Night 87 roster.
After winning 13 of his first professional fights (1 draw), Nelson has hit a bit of a rough patch having lost two of his past three scraps. The jiu jitsu specialist was thoroughly out-grappled by Demian Maia in December for a lopsided unanimous decision defeat.
Tumenov has won 13 of his past 14 bouts, including five straight. The Russian most recently took a split decision over Lorenz Larkin in January.
The May 8 event takes place inside Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Fox Sports 1 is expected to air the main card live in America.
A heavyweight showdown between teammates Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski headlines the festivities.
Here is the show’s current lineup:
Peter Sobotta vs. Dominic Waters
Gunnar Nelson vs. Albert Tumenov
Francimar Barroso vs. Nikita Krylov
Magnus Cedenblad vs. Garreth McLellan
Yan Cabral vs. Reza Madadi
Rashid Magomedov vs. Chris Wade
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva vs. Stefan Struve
Andrei Arlovski vs. Alistair Overeem