Evan Dunham To Hang Up Gloves After Next Fight

UFC veteran Evan Dunham has revealed that he plans to hang up his gloves after his next fight.

The 36-year-old announced on Instagram that he’ll call time on his career following the 20th fight of his UFC run, which will comes against Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night 137 in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 22nd.

Dunham is coming off a TKO loss to Oliveir Aubin-Mercier back in April and fought to a majority draw with Beneil Dariush in his previous fight, but before that he’d been on a four-fight winning streak, during which he’d defeated the likes of Ross Pearson, Joe Lauzon and Rick Glenn.

“September 22 will be my last fight,” Dunham’s instagram post reads. “I can retire from the sport that I love with my head held high. I know that I never held anything back while in the cage and September 22 will be no different. My goals and priorities have shifted throughout the years and I am ready to concentrate on building my gym, as well as any new opportunities that come my way. I have gone toe 2 toe with many of the worlds best competitors and I am truly grateful for this. My passion for Jiu Jitsu will continue to be a driving force in my gym and at select Jiu Jitsu competitions.

I want to thank my family, friends and fans for all of your support throughout the years.

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