Gabriel Gonzaga Out; Dave Herman In Against Roy Nelson at UFC 146


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

Dave Herman and John-Olav Einemo at UFC 131Maybe the third time will be the charm for Roy Nelson at UFC 146.

Originally set to face Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva on the card in May, Nelson lost that opponent when main event fighter Alistair Overeem was pulled from the show and reshuffling took place.

In his place, Gabriel Gonzaga stepped in to face Nelson. Well, now Gonzaga is also out due to injury, so in steps former Sengoku fighter Dave Herman, who faces Nelson at UFC 146.

UFC officials announced the switch on Tuesday night.

Dave Herman steps into the bout on just over three weeks notice and looks to get back on track after suffering a loss to Stefan Struve in his last bout in the Octagon.

Herman won in his initial fight in the UFC defeating Jon Olav Einemo, but came up short in his second bout.

Now Herman steps in to face former Ultimate Fighter Roy Nelson in a bout that could have Fight of the Night or Knockout of the Night written all over it.

For more UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>

Related News

  • 27 days ago
  • 44 views

In a fight that could have title implications, resurgent UFC veterans Dave Herman and Walt Harris will square off at Titan FC 30 in Cedar Park, Texas, in September. more

  • 6 days ago
  • 30 views

DUBLIN -- Gunnar Nelson talks about fighting at "home," facing Zak Cummings, training camp, the rise of fame for Conor McGregor, Rory MacDonald, fatherhood, what gets him upset, and much more. more

  • 9 days ago
  • 75 views

You can now watch a video of the full Gunnar Nelson vs. Zak Cummings segment from the “Countdown to UFC Fight Night 46? special.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos more

  • 9 days ago
  • 62 views

The worldwide leader for mixed martial arts and UFC news, MMA News, UFC Rumors, MMA Rankings, Interviews, Videos, UFC Results, and UFC Blog more

  • 11 days ago
  • 55 views

Dave Legeno, 50, better known in MMA circles as “The Enforcer,” was found dead this past Sunday in Death Valley, Calif. more

  • 11 days ago
  • 66 views

Dave Legeno, 50, better known in MMA circles as “The Enforcer,” was found dead this past Sunday in Death Valley, Calif. more

  • 16 days ago
  • 48 views

LAS VEGAS -- MMAFighting.com's Dave Doyle, Chuck Mindenhall and Ariel Helwani look back at TUF 19 Finale, which signaled the end of BJ Penn's career, as well as a busy weekend for the UFC. more

  • 16 days ago
  • 20 views

Watch MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani and Dave Meltzer look back on the memorable moments of UFC 175, including the thrilling main event between Chris Weidman and Lytoto Machdia, Ronda Rousey's rapid-fire KO win, and Stefan Struve's health scare. more

  • 17 days ago
  • 46 views

MMAFighting.com's Dave Meltzer and Ariel Helwani look back Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey successfully defending their respective titles at UFC 175, Stefan Struve's future after his health scare, Uriah Hall's performance, what's next for Urijah Faber, and ahead to Sunday night's TUF 19 Finale. more