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UFC Fight Night 87: Gunnar Nelson vs Albert Tumenov set for May 8 in Rotterdam


Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) added an interesting welterweight contest for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 87: "Overeem vs. Arlovski" mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Sun., May 8, 2016, taking place inside Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands, live on FOX Sports 1.

Gunnar Nelson vs. Albert Tumenov.

Nelson (14-2-1) will try to shake off last December's lopsided loss to Demian Maia, the second across a span of three fights. "Gunni" coughed up a split decision to Rick Story in late 2014 before rebounding with a submission win over Brandon Thatch at UFC 189.

The jiu-jitsu ace recently dropped out of the top 15.

Clinging to that last spot is Tumenov (17-2), the winner of five straight after coming up short in his Octagon debut. "Einstein" was smart enough to work his way past Lorenz Larkin at UFC 195 back in January and could have a breakout year in 2016.

But he has to first get past Nelson.

UFC Fight Night 87 will be headlined by the 265-pound showdown pitting Alistair Overeem against fellow contender Andrei Arlovski. Elsewhere on the card, heavyweight bruiser Antonio Silva trades mitts with local "Skyscraper" Stefan Struve.

For the latest UFC "Rotterdam" fight card and rumors click here.

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