Roy Nelson and Fabricio Werdum to meet at UFC 143Posted on December 14, 2011, 05:08 PM by Trent Reinsmith
Just days after UFC President Dana White said that the fighters that are in Strikeforce would be staying in Strikeforce, MMAWeekly.com broke the news that Fabricio Werdum would be facing Roy Nelson at UFC 143.
Werdum is coming off a lackluster performance against Alistair Overeem in the quarterfinal round of the Strikeforce heavyweight World Grand Prix in June of this year. During the three round bout, Werdum was very reluctant to engage Overeem, the end result being a fight that contained very little action.
For his part, Nelson looked like he was close to being shown the door by the UFC after losing to Junior dos Santos and Frank Mir. Had he lost to Mirko Cro Cop at UFC 137, his UFC career could have very well come to a close, but a third round TKO kept him alive with the promotion.
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