Two more additions have been made to the growing UFC
Light heavyweights Vinny
Magalhaes and Phil Davis
will square off at the April 27 show, as will heavyweights Roy Nelson
UFC officials recently revealed the matchups, which join a
headlining light heavyweight title showdown between Jon Jones and
Sonnen, as well as a pivotal 185-pound tilt pitting Michael
Bisping against Alan
Belcher. The show takes place at Prudential Center in Newark,
N.J., and the evening’s main card airs live on pay-per-view
immediately following the prelims on FX and Facebook.
A meeting between Magalhaes and Davis has been anticipated for
several months, as both men have publicly expressed a desire to
fight. The reigning ADCC heavyweight submission grappling champion,
Magalhaes captured the M-1 Global light heavyweight crown in 2011
and returned to the UFC last September to take out Igor
Pokrajac with a slick second-round armbar at UFC 152.
Davis was last seen on Oct. 13, when he rematched Brazilian
Prado after their first fight ended with an accidental eye
poke. The former NCAA Division I champion took care of business in
their return bout, submitting the overmatched Prado with a
second-round anaconda choke at UFC 153 to earn his sixth Octagon
victory in eight outings.
Nelson enters the cage fresh off a first-round knockout of Matt
Mitrione at “The Ultimate Fighter 16” finale, as “Big Country”
felled “Meathead” with a solid uppercut to earn his 11th career
knockout. The hard-hitting 36-year-old has won back-to-back bouts,
previously knocking out Dave Herman
at UFC 146.
Kongo has won three of his last four fights. The Frenchman was
victorious over Shawn
Jordan in his most recent appearance at UFC 149, taking a
lackluster unanimous nod from the former LSU fullback this past