After Two Cancellations, Ian McCall Slated for UFC Belfast Fight Card

September 20, 2016

The UFC has added a flyweight match-up pitting Ireland’s Neil Seery against U.S. fighter Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall to the upcoming UFC Fight Night: Kim vs. Nelson fight card. The event takes place on Nov. 19 at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Following a series of injuries, McCall (13-5-1) was forced to sit on the sidelines and await his return to action. A string of bad luck then saw back-to-back bouts cancelled for the California-born fighter, as scheduled fights with Justin Scoggins and Ray Borg at UFC 201 and UFC 203, respectively, were cancelled.

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IanMcCall Headshot 750Now McCall will step inside the Octagon and face veteran Seery, who McCall acknowledges as a challenger who always comes to fight.

Seery (16-12-0), meanwhile, will be looking to rally the support of Irish fans inside The SSE Arena, as he prepares to face yet another top five contender in the UFC’s 125-pound division.

The event will be headlined by a five-round welterweight bout between Dong Hyun Kim,(21-3-1) one of South Korea’s most decorated athletes, and adopted Irishman, Gunnar Nelson (15-2-1), who trains alongside Conor McGregor at Dublin’s Straight Blast Gym. 

Also set to feature on the Kim vs. Nelson fight card is a women’s strawweight bout between Denmark’s Anna Elmose, who moves up to 115 pounds, and finalist of The Ultimate Fighter Amanda Cooper.

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