Rich Attonito has been tabbed as a replacement for Pascal Krauss and will face Gunnar Nelson at UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic. The bout will take place at a catch-weight of 175 pounds.
Nelson’s father, who is the head of Mjolnir fight team, confirmed the news via Twitter. The card takes place September 29 from the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England.
Pascal Krauss out injured. Rich Attonito is Gunnar’s Nelson new opponent at UFC in Nottingham. Credit to him for stepping in.
— Haraldur Dean Nelson (@HalliNelson) September 16, 2012
Attonio (10-5) has gone 3-2 in his UFC career, including wins in three of his first four. Most recently, Jake Hecht defeated Attonio via TKO.
Nelson (9-0-1) will be making his UFC debut. He is a black belt under Renzo Gracie in jiu-jitsu.