Gunnar Nelson vs. Thiago Alves in Copenhagen

Gunni wins this on the ground. Right?


Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has assembled an interesting welterweight match up in the form of Gunnar Nelson vs. Thiago Alves, recently made official for the UFC on ESPN+ 18 mixed martial arts (MMA) event inside Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Nelson (17-4-1) was expected to become the next big thing at 170 pounds, thanks to his lethal blend of karate and jiu-jitsu, as well as his 4-0 start to his UFC career. Unfortunately, "Gunni" has been unable to keep that momentum going, mustering up a 4-4 record in the years that followed, including a split-decision loss to Leon Edwards last March.

Things haven't fared much better for Alves (23-14), who fought then-champion Georges St-Pierre for the welterweight title back in summer 2009. Since then, the oft-injured (and sometimes lightweight) "Pitbull" is just 6-8, fresh off his decision loss to the unheralded Laureano Staropoli just last month.

Gunnar Nelson vs Thiago Alves on tap for UFC Copenhagen on Sept. 28 -

Wtf is Alves and his agent thinking!? He is one of my all time favorites but this is a nightmare match up for him given his career in the last few years