Winner of Dos Santos/Nelson gets Title ShotPosted on July 5, 2010, 09:27 AM by griffin
Dana White confirmed that the winner of Junior Dos Santos and Roy Nelson will get a title shot
"You're going to see Cain and Brock fight, then coming up Dos Santos is going to fight ‘Big Country,’ and then the winner of that fight will get the next shot" he said after UFC 116
Nelson burst onto the UFC scene on the Ultimate Fighter 10: Heavyweights. On the show Nelson drew huge numbers with his first fight against Kimbo Slice. Many doubted Roy but he showed them wrong as he almost finished Kimbo in the first and then TKO'd him in the second. Next Roy fought the other two top guys in the house and made quick work of both James Mcsweeney and then Brendan Schaub in the finale. Nelson has been very impressive and a devastating KO victory over Stefan Struve now put him into a fight for the #1 Contender spot.
Junior dos Santos is one of the quickest rising Heavyweight stars in MMA. the 25 year old Brazilian has an impressive 10-1 record and has racked up victories over several tough guys since coming to the UFC. In his UFC debut He earned Knockout of the Night after beating Fabricio Werdum in just 1:20. Since then Dos Santos has seemed unstoppable with victories over Struve, Cro Cop, Yvel and most recently Gonzaga. Although I would give him a title shot after his last fight Dana White has one more challenge for him and its a BIG one.
The fight will take place at UFC 117 on August 7, 2010 in Oakland , California