• UFC 160

Nelson agrees to Pyle meeting

ESPN staff
March 1, 2013
Gunnar Nelson's next fight will be with Mike Pyle © Getty Images

Highly-touted UFC welterweight prospect Gunnar Nelson has verbally agreed to face Mike Pyle at UFC 160.

Nelson, undefeated in the organisation, will meet the American at the event on May 25 in Las Vegas.

For Nelson it is a quick return to the Octagon, having beaten Jorge Santiago by unanimous decision at the recent UFC event in London. The victory was the 11th in a row for the 24-year-old, having emerged from his first professional fight with a draw.

Pyle, meanwhile, is looking to continue his recent run of good form - having won his last three fights in succession.

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