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


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 >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 views

Gabriel Gonzaga underwent a pair of surgeries for a broken right hand following his last UFC bout, and he’s finally ready to get back inside the Octagon. The Brazilian heavyweight, who hasn’t fought read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga is set to compete in his 19th octagon bout Saturday against Matt Mitrione at UFC on FOX 13. But one fight is his crowning achievement. Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, Ne read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 201 views

UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione bears no ill will toward Gabriel Gonzaga, but that shouldn’t come as a shock.Filed under: News, Radio Highlight, UFC read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 0 views

LAS VEGAS – MMAjunkie’s Ben Fowlkes recently caught up with UFC veteran Roy Nelson to preview this weekend’s big heavyweight fights.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 views

The UFC invades Phoenix, Arizona, Saturday with UFC on Fox 13, a stacked card featuring two critical heavyweight bouts. In the main event, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos battles 12 read news >>

  • 11 days ago
  • 16 views

This is the UFC on FOX 13 live blog for Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Matt Mitrione, a heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix on Saturday nightGonzaga, who has won read news >>

  • 11 days ago
  • 5 views

PHOENIX – A short left hand from Matt Mitrione put Gabriel Gonzaga down, but it was the follow up punishment – and the especially brutal follow-up to the follow-up – that finished him off.Filed under read news >>

  • 11 days ago
  • 13 views

Well, that didn't last long. And that was brutal. The main card of tonight's (Sat., Dec. 13, 2014) UFC on Fox 13: Dos Santos vs. Miocic event at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona kic read news >>

  • 11 days ago
  • 2 views

Gabriel Gonzaga rushed toward Matt Mitrione early in the first round of their UFC on FOX 13 heavyweight showdown on Saturday night. Mitrione was ready. The Blackzilians fighter nicknamed "Meathead" g read news >>