Heavyweight action is on the menu at UFC 159 thanks to the addition of a tilt featuring Roy Nelson-Cheick Kongo. Both men have found victory in three of their four previous outings and possess knockout power, making for what should be an interesting match-up when the card unfolds on April 27 in Newark, New Jersey.
UFC officials have confirmed the clash.
Nelson is coming off back-to-back knockouts in the first round with his most recent involving a mashing of Matt Mitrione in December. He holds an overall mark of 18-7 with sixteen stoppages including those over Stefan Struve, Brendan Schaub, and Mirko Filipovic.
The 37-year old Kongo is 18-7-2 and has ten TKOs to his credit. However, the hulking Frenchman will be looking to shake off some ring-rust when me meets Nelson in the Octagon, sitting out since a July win over Shawn Jordan due to injury.
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