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Gunnar Nelson vs. Thiago Alves announced for UFC Copenhagen

Gunnar Nelson (pictured) faces former UFC title contender "Pitbull" Alves in Denmark.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A welterweight showdown between Gunnar Nelson and Thiago Alves was officially announced by the UFC as the first match-up for its first trip to Copenhagen, Denmark, on Sept. 28.

The UFC has yet to announce the main event attraction for UFC Copenhagen.

Nelson (17-4-1) looks to rebound from a split decision defeat to Leon Edwards in the co-main event of UFC London in March. Prior to that, Gunni scored an impressive second-round submission over Alex Oliveira in Toronto, Canada, last December.

Alves (23-14) is also coming off a loss, a unanimous decision defeat to Laureano Staropoli in May in Rio de Janeiro, after a close split decision victory over Max Griffin in his hometown of Fortaleza in February.

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