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Gunnar Nelson vs Neil Magny targeted for UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool on May 27

MMA: UFC Fight Night-Nelson vs Ponzinibbio Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be landing in Liverpool, England on May 27, 2018, and the fight card is starting to take shape as an intriguing Welterweight showdown between Neil Mangy and Gunnar Nelson is in the works to go down from inside Echo Arena.

The report comes sports journalist Farah Hannoun via Bloody Elbow:

Gunnar is coming off a knockout loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio last July, which saw “Gunni” get poked in the eye a before going out for the count.

As for Magny, he is fresh off a dominant and unanimous decision win over former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim Welterweight champion Carlos Condit, which went down last December at UFC 219.

In a highly-competitive 170-pound weight class, both Magny and Nelson need a win to stay relevant in a division filled with top contenders ready and willing to vie for the strap at the drop of a hat.

UFC Fight Night 130 is tentatively scheduled to feature a 170-pound showdown between Darren Till and Stephen Thompson, though the promotion has yet to make the fight official.

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