The “TUF 11” crowd is staying busy as Rich Attonito will meet Renzo Gracie BJJ black belt Gunnar Nelson at “UFC on FUEL TV 5.” Nelson’s father – and Team Mjölnir head trainer Haraldur Dean Nelson – tweeted the news on Sunday and stated the bout will be at a 175lbs. catchweight.
Attonito will look to get back in the win column after dropping his first fight since dropping to welterweight at UFC on Versus 4. Attonito has not fought since his December loss to Jake Hecht at UFC 140. “The Raging Bull” is 3-2 since joining the UFC after his stint on “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Gunnar Nelson will be making his UFC debut in Nottingham. The Icelandic fighter will look to stay out of the loss column again in his 9-0-1 MMA career. Nelson has finished all nine of his victories by either submission of knockout.
UFC on FUEL TV 5 will take place live from the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. The card will be headlined by a heavyweight matchup between Stipe Miocic and Stefan Struve, along with some of the best British talent in the promotion.