Gunnar Nelson will put his 12-fight mixed marital arts (MMA) win streak on the line when he takes on fellow undefeated (11-0, 4-0 UFC) Welterweight, Ryan LaFlare, at UFC Fight Night 46 on July 19, 2014, from 02 Arena in Dublin, Ireland.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) confirming the fight earlier this afternoon, the first official match up planned to hit "Emerald Isle" later this summer. For those of you who are fluent in Icelandic, you can watch "Gunni" announce the fight here.
The bout will pit two of the fastest-rising 170-pound prospects in the sport today opposite each other, as both men have won all of their respective bouts professionally and inside the Octagon.
Nelson is fresh off a first round submission victory over Omari Akhmedov at UFC Fight Night 37 last month. Prior to that, "Gunni" went the distance against Jorge Santiago and submitted DaMarques Johnson in his UFC debut back in 2012.
LaFlare, meanwhile, outpointed John Howard at UFC Fight Night 39 earlier this month in Abu Dhabi. The New York, N.Y., native proved that he was legitimate threat in the 170-pound weight class by besting Court McGee four months earlier.
Currently, Nelson is sitting at the No. 13 spot in the official UFC rankings, while Laflare is hanging on to the No. 15 spot. A win for either man will go a long way in helping them break into the Top 10.
No other bouts have been confirmed for the international "Fight Night" event, however, the card is likely to feature the return of Ireland's own, Conor McGregor, against Cole Miller, as well a Flyweight fight between Ian McCall vs. Brad Pickett and much more.
Nelson vs. LaFlare, who ya' got?