It appears the (15-4) Roy “Big Country” Nelson got the short end of the straw for who was going to take on (11-1) Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos
Roy Nelson The winner of The Ultimate Fighter season 10, was by far the most experienced then his fellow house mates, and made short work of his competition defeating Kimbo Slice, on the show, and defeated Brandon “The Hybrid Schaub” at the season finale. Nelson went on to KO Stefan Struve at UFC UFN Florian vs. Gomi in just 39 seconds. Roy had this to say
“Anybody that actually follows the sport who actually knows my style and knows what I can do doesn’t underestimate me. I may not be a Greek god, or what people think a fighter looks like, but I’m definitely a fighter. Dos Santos is the pinnacle of guys in the UFC. He’s the number one contender for sure in the heavyweight division. Nobody wants to fight him in the UFC, hence why I’m here fighting him. I pretty much got an email from Joe Silva asking if I wanted to…actually, not even asking me if I wanted to, but telling me that I was fighting Dos Santos next, and here I am.”
Dos Santos has gone 5-0 since his UFC debut with TKO/KO over Gabriel Gonzaga, Gilbert Yvel, Stefan Struve, Fabrico Werdum, and a verbal submission from Mirko Filipovic Crocrop.
Nelson and Dos Santos will meet at UFC 117 Silva vs. Sonnen at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California In a heavy weight bout likely to determine the next heavyweight contender after Cain Velasquez get his shot at Brock Lesnar.