Gunnar Nelson’s father has revealed via twitter that Pascal Krauss has been forced to withdraw from UFC in Nottingham later this month, and that Gunnar will now face Rich Attonito, who has agreed to step in on short notice

“Pascal Krauss out injured. Rich Attonito is Gunnar’s Nelson new opponent at UFC in Nottingham. Credit to him for stepping in.”

Attonito has gone 3-2 in the UFC since his debut back in June 2010 where he TKOed Jamie Yager. “The Raging Bull” lost his last fight against Jake Hecht by TKO back in December

We spoke to Cathal Pendred, who is over in Iceland helping Gunnar prepare for this bout

“Gunni has been training hard and is ready to fight. The change in opponent makes little difference really, there will be the same outcome.”

The match up will take place on 29th September in Nottingham, England during the UFC on FUEL 5 card, which is headlined by Stefan Struve vs Stipe Miočić

You can check out the full UFC on FUEL: Nottingham card here

UPDATE: Gunnar Nelson now set to face DeMarques Johnson not Rich Attonito at UFC in Nottingham

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