DaMarques Johnson steps up on short notice to face Gunnar Nelson at UFC on FUEL TV 5

Gunnar Nelson was scheduled to meet Pascal Krauss at next week’s UFC on FUEL TV 5 in England, but Krauss has pulled out of the fight and Nelson will now meet DaMarques Johnson.

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The news of the fight was reported in recent days and the UFC confirmed the news and announced the fight would be a catchweight bout of 175 pounds.

Johnson (16-11) is currently on a two fight losing streak and most recently lost to Mike Swick by knockout at UFC on FOX 4 in August.

The former Ultimate Fighter Finalist has had an up and down career in the UFC as he has gone 4-5 in the organization.

Nelson (9-0-1) will be making his UFC debut in this fight and is currently on a nine fight winning streak. In all nine of his victories, he has finished his opponent and his last four wins are by submission.

UFC on FUEL TV 5 takes place next Saturday from the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England and will be headlined by a five round heavyweight bout between Stefan Struve and Stipe Miocic.

The current UFC on FUEL TV 5 card is below:

Main Card: (FUEL TV – 4 p.m. ET)
Stefan Struve (28-5) vs. Stipe Miococ (9-0)
Dan Hardy (24-10, 1NC) vs. Amir Sadollah (7-3)
Brad Pickett (22-6) vs. Yves Jabouin (18-7)
Paul Sass (13-0) vs. Matt Wiman (14-6)
John Hathaway (15-1) vs. John Maguire (18-3)
Che Mills (14-5, 1NC) vs. Duane Ludwig (29-13)

Preliminary Card: (Facebook – 1 p.m. ET)
Kyle Kingsbury (11-4, 1NC) vs. Jimi Manuwa (11-0)
Andy Ogle (8-1) vs. Akira Corassani (9-3)
Tom Watson (15-4) vs. Brad Tavares (8-2)
DaMarques Johnson (16-11) vs. Gunnar Nelson (9-0-1)
Jason Young (9-5) vs. Robbie Peralta (15-3, 1NC)