The final installment in an action-packed month of September sees the UFC’s octagon make its debut in Denmark for UFC Copenhagen-Hermansson v Cannonier.
On Saturday a whole host of European and global talent will step foot inside the Royal Arena in Copenhagen for UFC Fight Night 160.
Middleweight contender Jack Hermansson has been on a tear from he signed with the promotion, racking up a 7-2 record and is 20-4 overall in his career.
Hermansson has added impressive victories over David Branch and Jacre Souza in his last two contests and is unbeaten in four.
At UFC Copenhagen-Hermansson v Cannonier the Swede will fight with the Scandanavian support behind him for the first time in two years.
Hermansson will take on American Jared Cannonier (12-4) who is fighting in enemy territory. Cannonier fought for the majority of his career at Light-Heavyweight before recently moving down to Middleweight.
In the 185-pound division he has enjoyed a rich vein of form winning his two contests against David Branch and Anderson Silva.
Finland’s Gunnar Nelson is a man who trains at SBG in Dublin with Conor McGregor and will look to get his career back on track in Denmark.
The Welterweight has had a tough past couple of years loosing to Santiago Ponzinibbio in a controversial loss in 2017. He then picked up a victory over Alex Oliviera in 2018, before loosing to Englishman Leon Edwards at UFC London in March of this year.
Nelson’s original opponent Thiago Alves was pulled from this weekend’s card due to injury, Brazilian Gilbert Burns was drafted in as his replacement.
In his last six victories Nelson has won all of these by submission. Can he get back in the win column this weekend?
Throughout the card a whole host of European talent will take center stage in Copenhagen.
Polish Light-Heavyweight Michal Oleksiejczuk will look to continue his 11-fight win streak against veteran Ovince Saint Preux.
Former Cage Warriors Welterweight champion Nicolas Dalby will make his return to the UFC against Alex Oliveira. Dalby’s story is incredible, he suffered from depression and alcoholism after being released from the UFC back in 2016.
Former Cage Warriors Bantamweight title holder Jack Shore makes his debut against Nohelin Hernandez.
Khalil Rountree faces Ion Cutelaba, Dane-Mark Madsen makes his UFC debut, with Welshman John Phillips, Londoner-Marc Diakiese and Italian Alessio Di Chirico also on the card.
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