Carwin vs Nelson official for UFC 125

Shane Carwin vs Roy ‘Big country’ Nelson is officially set for UFC 125. Carwin will look to bounce back after his submission loss to HW champ Brock Lesnar and Nelson will be hoping for a win following a decision loss to Junior Dos Santos. Carwin spoke about this future match up recently on his online blog:

I will be fighting Roy Nelson on 1-1-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight will be the Co-Main Event of the Edgar Maynard rematch. I think Roy is a tough opponent for anyone. He has been in several main event situations and has fought a lot of veterans in the sport,” Carwin wrote today. “I am honored to be fighting again and feel like Roy is a worth opponent. My goal for the fight is to be exciting and go home with the win. I have a lot to prove as does Roy so this should make for a great fight.

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So the card is looking in good shape for UFC 125 with this heavyweight battle being added. Here is how it looks now;

UFC 124
January 1, 2011
MGM Grand Garden Arena 
Las Vegas, Nevada

Main Card
Lightweight Championship Bout
Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard

Shane Carwin vs. Roy Nelson
Clay Guida vs. Takanori Gomi
Thiago Silva vs. Brandon Vera
Chris Leben vs. Brian Stann
Nate Diaz vs. Dong Hyun Kim

Phil Baroni vs. Brad Tavares
Antonio McKee vs.Jacob Volkmann