Tom Watson vs. Stanislav Nedkov Added To UFC on FUEL TV 7

An interesting middleweight bout between Tom Watson and Stanislav Nedkov has been added to the already stacked UFC on FUEL TV 7 event, which will hit Wembley Arena in London, England, on February 16th, 2013. This is likely to be the last fight added to the event, which now has twelve bouts.

UFC confirmed the bout over the weekend.

30 year old Tom "Kong" Watson (15-5) entered the UFC after earning a big reputation fighting for BAMMA, where he won the middleweight title, defending it three times. Considered by many to be the second best English middleweight, behind Michael Bisping, Watson got off to a disappointing start with the UFC, losing a decision against Brad Tavares on the undercard of UFC on FUEL TV 5, which took place in Nottingham. Watson will need to show the kind of form he displayed in wins over Jack Marshmann, John Maguire, Alex Reid and Ninja Rua if he wants to get the win.

31 year old Stanislav "Stucky" Nedkov (12-0) actually lost for the first time in his career when Thiago Silva tapped him out in the co-main event of UFC on FUEL TV 6. That loss was turned to a no contest when it was revealed that Silva once again failed a drug test. Now the still undefeated Bulgarian has made the choice to drop down to 185lbs for the first time in his career. Nedkov made a name for himself by scoring knockout wins over veterans Kevin Randleman and Travis Wiuff before joining the UFC. His UFC debut saw him upset Luiz Cane at UFC 134 in Brazil.

Here is the full card for UFC on FUEL TV 7.

UFC Bantamweight Title Bout: Renan Barão (IC) vs. Michael McDonald
Featherweight Bout: Dennis Siver vs. Cub Swanson
Light Heavyweight Bout: Jimi Manuwa vs. Cyrille Diabaté
Welterweight Bout: Che Mills vs. Matthew Riddle
Light Heavyweight Bout: Ryan Jimmo vs. James Te-Huna
Welterweight Bout: Gunnar Nelson vs. Justin Edwards
Lightweight Bout: Terry Etim vs. Renee Forte
Lightweight Bout: Paul Sass vs. Danny Castillo
Middleweight Bout: Tom Watson vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Featherweight Bout: Andy Ogle vs. Josh Grispi
Bantamweight Bout: Vaughan Lee vs. Motonobu Tezuka
Flyweight Bout: Phil Harris vs. Ulysses Gomez

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Published by Lee Rabey - Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:31

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