Dos Santos vs Roy Nelson all but confirmed for 117Posted on May 10, 2010, 11:52 AM by Daniel Cassidy
Only last week we learned that Roy Nelsoon's oppoonent at UFC 116, Cheick Kongo, had dropped out of the fight with an injury. While many, including Nelson himself, had thought that Frank Mir would step into the vacated spot, but today mmajunkie.com has reported that Junior Dos Satnos will meet Nelson with the fight being pushed back to UFC 117. The site also reports that one of the fighters have already signed all necessary agreements for the bout with the other expected to sign their part in the next few days.
UFC 117 will take place August 7th in Oakland CA. The card is expected to be headlined by the middleweight Championship bout between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen. A welterweight rematch is also expected between Jon Fitch and Thiago Alves.
Inside the octagon, Dos Santos and Nelson are currently undefeated. Overall, Dos Santos is 11-1, with 4 knockout wins inside the octagon, and a verbal submission. He holds notable wins over Fabricio Werdum, Mirko Cro Cop and Gabriel Gonazaga. He aslo has two Knockout of the Night awards.
Neslon is the winner of TUF 11. He is a Former IFL heavyweight champion. His current record is 15-4. Inside the cage, he has two Knockout of the Night awards, for each of his two wins under the UFC. He defeated Brendan Schaub at the TUF 11 finale to become the winner. In his official ppv debut he finished Stephan Struve in just 39 seconds.
Dos Santos also holds a KO win over Stephan Struve at UFC 95. Whatever happens, both fighters will leave it all in the cage and from a fans perspective, we should be looking at this fight as the knockout of the night, regardless of who wins.