The co-main event of UFC Copenhagen has reportedly been saved.
It was initially going to be a welterweight contest between Gunnar Nelson and Thiago Alves. However, Alves had to pull out due to injury leaving “Gunni” with no opponent.
That’s no longer the case. Burns — who recently made a successful move up to welterweight — had called to step in and that seems to be the case now.
According to Combate journalist Raphael Marinho, that fight is set to go ahead:
It will be the second fight in a row that Burns steps in on short notice. He moved up from lightweight to defeat Alexey Kunchenko in his welterweight debut last month. In all, he is on a three-fight winning streak.
Nelson, meanwhile, is looking to get back to winning ways. He last suffered a split decision loss to Leon Edwards earlier this year and has lost two of his last three outings.
UFC Copenhagen takes place September 28 and will be headlined by a middleweight encounter between Jack Hermansson and Jared Cannonier.
What do you think of Nelson vs. Burns?