Bill Algeo vs. Kyle Nelson Added to UFC Atlantic City on March 30

UFC
February 10, 2024
An intriguing clash pitting two veteran featherweights has been added to the UFC Atlantic City card next month.

Bill Algeo (18-7) is gearing up to face Canada’s Kyle Nelson (15-5-1) on the UFC on ESPN 54 lineup that will mark the Las Vegas-based promotion’s return to New Jersey. The bout on March 30 was first reported by MMA Junkie on Thursday, and it has since been confirmed by both fighters on their respective Instagram pages.

Algeo has gone 4-1 in his last five outings, only losing a hotly contested split decision against another grizzled vet in Andre Fili in September 2022. The American has won two straight, which includes a submission victory over T.J. Brown in April last year, followed by a unanimous decision over Alexander Hernandez in October.

Meanwhile, Nelson will look to add to his two-fight winning streak when facing Algeo. The Canadian finally seems to be gaining momentum after going 1-4 in his first five outings in the UFC. “The Monster” will enter the Octagon on the heels of back-to-back unanimous decision victories against Fernando Padilla and Blake Bilder to cap off a decent 2023 campaign, respectively. The win against Bilder marked the end of a three-fight winless streak for Nelson, which included a majority draw against Doo Ho Choi at UFC Fight Night 218.

UFC Atlantic City will occur on March 30 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. No headliner is currently on the books, as the pairing between Vicente Luque and Sean Brady fell apart due to the latter’s injury. Should the organization not add a new matchup to the billing, top-ranked flyweight contenders Erin Blanchfield and Manon Fiorot may take center stage. Also featured on the main card, City Kickboxing product Carlos Ulberg will face Alonzo Menifield in a light heavyweight clash.

Reference: https://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Bill-Algeo-vs-Kyle-Nelson-Added-to-UFC-Atlantic-City-on-March-30-192561

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