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Jorge Santiago Steps In, Will Face Gunnar Nelson At UFC On Fuel TV 7

Gunnar Nelson has received a new opponent, as the rising prospect will face veteran Jorge Santiago at UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald. The card takes place February 16 from Wembley Arena in London.

Santiago (25-10) earned his return to the UFC with a pair of wins in Titan FC last year. He was released by the UFC following back-to-back defeats at the hands of Brian Stann and Demian Maia.

Nelson, who is just 24 years old, is 10-0-1 in his career. He defeated DaMarques Johnson in his Octagon debut, and was slated to face Justin Edwards next month. A training injury has knocked Edwards out of the planned bout.