MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: Gunnar Nelson vs. Dong Hyun Kim headlines UFC Fight Night 99 in Ireland

480 Gunnar Nelson vs. Dong Hyun Kim headlines UFC Fight Night 99 in Ireland UFC officials announced Thursday that a welterweight matchup between  Gunnar Nelson vs. Dong Hyun Kim will headline the UFC’s return to Ireland. Nelson (15-2-1) heads into this match up off a bonus-winning victory over Albert Tumenov at UFC Fight Night 87 back in May. The Icelandic fighter, who trains at SBG in Ireland has won five of his six UFC bouts by submission. Kim (12-3) has won six of his last seven fights but has yet to fight this year. In his last bout, the Korean earned a TKO victory over Dominic Waters.   UFC Fight Night 99 takes place Nov. 19 at SSE Arena in Belfast.   Derrick Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura official for UFC Fight Night 97 UFC Fight Night 97 in the Philippines has an official co-main event as heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Marcin Tybura clash. Lewis (16-4) heads into this matchup off four-straight wins, including a decision victory over Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night 90 back in July. Tybura (14-2) is coming off a head knock knockout over Viktor Pesta at UFC Fight Night 92 and is 1-1 in the UFC. UFC Fight Night 97 takes place Oct. 15 at SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Manila in the Philippines. Here’s an updated look at the card. Ricardo Lamas vs. B.J. Penn Derrick Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura Ali Bagautinov vs. Kyoji Horiguchi Mizuto Hirota vs. Cole Miller Seo Hee Ham vs. Danielle Taylor   Alan Patrick vs. Stevie Ray headlines UFC Fight Pass portion of UFC Fight Night 95 UFC officials announced Thursday that welterweights Alan Patrick and Stevie Ray will be the featured preliminary card bout at UFC Fight Night 95 on Fight Pass. Patrick (13-1) is coming off unanimous decision win over Damien Brown in Australia. Prior to that, he had the unbeaten start to his career snapped by Mairbek Taisumov at UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin in June 2015. The 33-year old has gone 3-1 in the UFC. Ray (19-5) has gone 3-0 in the octagon with wins over Leonardo Mafra,  Marcin Bandel and most recently Mickael Lebout. UFC Fight Night 95 takes place Sept. 24 at Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia. Here’s an updated look at the card. Cristiane Justino vs. Lina Lansberg Renan Barao vs. Phillipe Nover Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Silva Paul Felder vs. Francisco Trinaldo Mike De La Torre vs. Godofredo Pepey Gilbert Burns vs. Michel Prazeres Michinori Tanaka vs. Rani Yahya Jussier Formiga vs. Dustin Ortiz Vicente Luque vs. Hector Urbina Alan Patrick vs. Stevie Ray Luan Chagas vs. Erick Silva Glaico Franca vs. Gregor Gillespie Pedro Munhoz vs. Justin Scoggins Thiago “Marreta” Santos vs. Eric Spicely

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