Heavyweights ‘Big Country’ Nelson, ‘Bigfoot’ Silva Agree to UFC 146 Clash
will make his anticipated Octagon debut at
, promotion officials announced on Wednesday, as
“Bigfoot” and Roy Nelson
have verbally agreed to square off on Memorial Day Weekend.
Headlined by a heavyweight title showdown between Junior dos
Santos and Alistair
Overeem, the May 26 event takes place at the MGM Grand Garden
Arena in Las Vegas.
The former EliteXC
heavyweight champion, Silva, 32, recently had a three-fight winning
streak halted by Daniel
Cormier in the Strikeforce
heavyweight grand prix semifinals. Prior to his knockout loss to
American Kickboxing Academy standout, the Brazilian posted
successive Strikeforce victories over Andrei
Arlovski, Mike Kyle and
Known for his toughness and determination in the cage, Nelson has
dropped three of his last four fights after beginning his
UFC career 2-0. Following decision losses to former UFC
champions dos Santos and Frank Mir,
Nelson responded with a technical knockout of former
Pride Fighting Championships standout Mirko
Filipovic this past October. Most recently, however, “Big
Country” was outpointed by Fabricio
Werdum on Feb. 4, sustaining heavy damage in his UFC
143 defeat to “Vai Cavalo.”
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