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UFC re-signs Roy Nelson, makes match-up with Daniel Cormier

UFC re-signs Roy Nelson, makes match-up with Daniel Cormier

After weeks of talking about it, a tilt between heavyweights Roy Nelson and Daniel Cormier has been officially inked for UFC 166. Both men had been openly lobbying for the fight with things even going so far a fake bout agreement was written up.

UFC officials have confirmed the clash. The news also means Nelson, formerly a free agent, has been re-signed by the organization though terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 19-8 Nelson was last seen on the wrong side of a decision against Stipe Miocic but had won three fights in a row prior to the stumble including knockouts in each. Among the opponents “Big Country” has beaten via TKO are the likes of Cheick Kongo, Matt Mitrione, Brendan Schaub, and Stefan Struve.

Cormier is unbeaten twelve fights into his career. He made his UFC debut earlier this year, outpointing Frank Mir in a fairly one-sided effort.

UFC 16 is scheduled for October 19 in Houston, Texas and features heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez defending his title against Junior dos Santos in the main event.