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Tumenov, Nelson Set For UFC Rotterdam

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Welterweights looking to make 2016 their year will square off in the Netherlands, as Albert Tumenov meets Gunnar Nelson at UFC Fight Night 87.

Officials added the bout to the card, which takes place May 8 from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Fights are slated to air on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass, as Alistair Overeem meets Andrei Arlovski in the main event.

Tumenov (17-2) has won five of six inside the Octagon, including each of his last five since a loss to Ildemar Alcantara. Of those five wins, three have been knockouts.

Nelson (14-2-1) was unbeaten over his first 14 pro bouts before dropping two of his last three. He is 5-2 over seven UFC appearances.

Below is the current lineup:

Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs. Andrei Arlovski

Heavyweight: Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva vs. Stefan Struve

Light Heavyweight: Nikita Krylov vs. Francimar Barroso

Lightweight: Reza Madadi vs. Yan Cabral

Welterweight: Albert Tumenov vs. Gunnar Nelson

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