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Roy Nelson

Roy Nelson

A heavyweight bout is in the works for UFC 137 in October with Roy “Big Country” Nelson taking on Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic.

The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the match-up on Wednesday. Cro Cop first announced the pending fight to a Croatian television station.

Roy Nelson steps into the fight in October off back-to-back losses to Junior Dos Santos and Frank Mir.

The former IFL heavyweight champion took a fair amount of criticism for his performance against Mir from UFC president Dana White, but Nelson was also dealing with walking pneumonia that saw him land in the emergency room just 24 hours removed from the bout.

Now healthy, Nelson hopes to return to the form that saw him win “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 10 and knock out Stefan Struve.

Facing Nelson at UFC 137 will be Pride legend and former Pride Grand Prix champion Cro Cop, who will be fighting the last bout on his current UFC deal.

Cro Cop has definitely seen better days. Over his last 10 fights, he has gone 5-4-1, suffering losses to Cheick Kongo, Junior dos Santos, and Brendan Schaub during that run.

Obviously, Cro Cop is still facing top competition, but he’s come up short in virtually every fight against the division’s best.

He will attempt to capture some of his old glory when he faces Nelson at UFC 137 in Las Vegas this October.


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