Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT: KIM vs. NELSON will go on general sale on Friday, Sept. 23 and are available via the SSE Arena box office and Ticketmaster.
Dong Hyun Kim, (21-3-1; fighting out of Busan, South Korea) is one of Korea’s most successful sportsmen, known and loved by fans for his exciting fighting style and explosive power inside the Octagon. Kim secured back to back finishes in his last two bouts, the most recent of which was a first round knockout over Dominic Waters in November last year.
Nelson, (15-2-1; fighting out of Reykjavik, Iceland) who trains out of Straight Blast Gym in Dublin alongside Conor McGregor, considers Ireland his second home and has long been a favorite amongst Irish fans. Heading into the fight on the back of a dominant submission win over Russia’s Albert Tumenov in May of this year, Nelson will be looking to rally the support of fans in Northern Ireland, as he prepares to headline his second UFC event.
With both fighters making waves in the UFC’s welterweight division, Kim and Nelson will be hoping to put on a performance of a lifetime for fans, in what is set to be an unmissable five-round main event.
The event will take place inside The SSE Arena, which played host to UFC’s first visit to Belfast back in June 2007. UFC 72 was just the third European event to be hosted by UFC and was headlined by a middleweight match up between former champion Rich Franklin and top contender Yushin Okami.