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Gunni Nelson speaking on 'Beyond The Octagon' tonight.
Gunni Nelson speaking on 'Beyond The Octagon' tonight.
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UFC reveals five fights and ticket details for Dublin event

Neil Seery and Gunnar Nelson will both fight when the MMA promotion returns to Ireland on 19 July.
Apr 29th 2014, 9:51 PM 25,746 41

FIVE FIGHTS HAVE been announced for this summer’s UFC event in Dublin.

In March, it was revealed that MMA’s elite promotion was returning to Ireland for a second time after its debut here in January 2009.

The O2 Arena will again host the fight night on 19 July and, although the main event has yet to be revealed, five bouts were confirmed on tonight’s ‘Beyond The Octagon’.

Conor McGregor is expected to be involved, with rumours suggesting Cole Miller will be his opponent, but the 25-year-old is currently regaining his fitness after undergoing knee surgery last September.

Gunnar Nelson, who is a team-mate of McGregor, Cathal Pendred and Chris Fields at SBG, will take on American Ryan LaFlare.

The unbeaten Icelandic welterweight (12-0-1), who calls Ireland his second home having first trained here at the age of 18 and fought here several times, has won his three UFC bouts to date — earning Performance of the Night against Omari Akhmedov at last month’s event in London.

Dubliner Neil Seery only made his UFC debut on 8 March and has been paired with Englishman Phil Harris.

Elsewhere, the man who defeated Seery, Brad Pickett, takes on Ian McCall, Tom Lawlor faces Ilar Latifi and Cody Donovan goes up against Nikita Krylov.

Tickets will go on general sale on 6 June (4 June for UFC Fight Club members and 5 June for newsletter members) and it is sure to be a sell-out.

UFC Dublin fights Source: BT Sport

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