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Fabricio Werdum returns to the Octagon at UFC 143 to face Roy Nelson

Despite recent comments from Dana White pointing in the other direction it seems as if at least one more Strikeforce fighter is headed to the UFC, as Fabricio Werdum is set for his Octagon return at UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit against Roy Nelson. The event is set for February 4 and takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Werdum won three of his last four as a member of Strikeforce, including a stunning submission victory over Fedor Emelianenko. Werdum (14-5-1) competed in the UFC before, winning two fights before falling to current UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos.

Nelson, a winner of The Ultimate Fighter, got himself back on track after losses to dos Santos and Frank Mir by defeating Mirko Filipovic via third round TKO earlier this year.

News of the bout was first reported MMAWeekly.

UFC 143 will be headlined by an interim UFC welterweight championship match between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit.


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