Craig White Replaces Injured Gunnar Nelson, Meets Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night Liverpool

By Tristen Critchfield May 15, 2018

Cage Warriors Fighting Championship veteran Craig White will step in for the injured Gunnar Nelson and face Neil Magny on short notice at UFC Fight Night 130.

The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the change on Tuesday. UFC Fight Night 130 takes place at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England on May 27 and is headlined by a welterweight duel between Darren Till and Stephen Thompson. The main card airs on Fox Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

A 27-year-old native England, White enters his Octagon debut on the strength of a four-bout winning streak under the CWFC banner. In his last outing, “The Thundercat” submitted Alex Montagnani in the second frame at CWFC 92 on March 24. White has a 14-7 career record, with all of his wins coming via knockout, technical knockout or submission.

Magny, meanwhile, has been one of the most active fighters in the 170-pound division in recent years, compiling a 12-3 record since 2014. Most recently, the Elevation Fight Team product outpointed Carlos Condit at UFC 219 on Dec. 30.


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