Gunnar Nelson Faces Justin Edwards at UFC on Fuel 7 in England

Young phenom Gunnar Nelson will look to move to 2-0 inside the Octagon when he faces Justin Edwards at the UFC’s return to England on Feb 23.

UFC officials announced the bout on Thursday.

A black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under legendary coach and trainer Renzo Gracie, Gunnar Nelson debuted with the UFC back in September and quickly dispatched of DeMarques Johnson by rear naked choke.

Now Nelson looks to lock up another win as he goes back to England, facing former Ultimate Fighter competitor Justin Edwards.

Bouncing back and forth between wins and lossed, Ohio’s Justin Edwards will try to put together two wins in a row when he faces Nelson in February.

Edwards made quick work of Josh Neer in October, putting him away by submission early in the first round, and now he’ll try to stop the hype train running behind Gunnar Nelson.

UFC on Fuel 7 will take place in London, England on Feb 23 with a bantamweight title fight between Renan Barao and Michael McDonald leading the way.