DaMarques Johnson vs Gunnar Nelson Added To UFC On FUEL TV 5
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.18.2012
At 175 pounds...
MMA Junkie reports that DaMarques Johnson will fight Gunnar Nelson at a catchweight of 175 pounds on the preliminary card of UFC on FUEL TV 5.
Johnson is replacing an injured Pascal Krauss (Rich Attonito was previously considered for the fight). The event is scheduled for September 29 at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. The main card airs live on FUEL TV (on Saturday afternoon in the U.S.) after the preliminary card on Facebook.
Johnson is currently on a 1-3 losing streak which includes back-to-back losses against John Maguire and Mike Swick. He is a runner-up on The Ultimate Fighter 9 and his past twelve fights have happened via stoppage (as did his last five losses). Meanwhile, Nelson is undefeated. He had a draw in his 2007 debut and won nine fights via stoppage (six by submission and three by knockout). He was trained by Renzo Gracie and has a jiu-jitsu black belt, as well as a karate black belt. He fought on the European fight curcuit and has only fought once since late 2010.
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