Gunnar Nelson will square off with ‘The Stun Gun’ Dong Hyun Kim in a welterweight class for the main event of the UFC’s first Belfast event since 2007, on November 19th at the SSE Arena.
Nelson, a dual product of John Kavanagh’s SBG Ireland gym and Mjolnir in his native Iceland, owns a 15-2-1 record in his professional career up to this point. ‘Gunni’ is one of the most popular fighters in this country, owing to his association with the SBG camp, as well as his status as a long-term training partner of Conor McGregor. Nelson comes into this bout on the back of arguably the best performance of his career, a one-sided shellacking of the highly-regarded Albert Tumenov in Rotterdam last May.
South Korean fighter Dong Hyun Kim very much lives up to his ‘Stun Gun’ moniker. He boasts a career record of 21-3-1, with well-known names like Nate Diaz, Matt Brown, Erick Silva and John Hathaway among his list of former victims. Kim has been defeated just once in the last four years, a knockout loss to current welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
Tickets for UFC Belfast will go on sale at 10am on September 23.