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Gunnar Nelson now fights Jorge Santiago in London

ESPN staff
January 23, 2013
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Gunnar Nelson has been handed a new opponent for UFC London in the shape of former middleweight Jorge Santiago.

Nelson is one of the big attractions of the February 16 card at Wembley Arena, and had been scheduled to meet Justin Edwards in the welterweight division.

However, injury has forced Edwards to withdraw, meaning Santiago comes in riding a two-fight win streak.

On his previous stint in the UFC the Brazilian lost to Brian Stann and Demian Maia, but he is feeling more at home at 170lbs.

UFC London is headlined by the interim bantamweight title fight between Renan Barao and Michael McDonald.

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