Found March 07, 2012 on
It appears the UFC has brought Roy Nelson’s (Pictured) Facebook bet to a screeching halt. The world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion announced Wednesday that Nelson will welcome former Strikeforce star Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva to the big leagues. The heavyweights will collide May 26th at UFC 146. Nelson has dropped three of his last four contests, with his most recent defeat coming last month in a unanimous decision to Fabricio Werdum. This past Sunday, “Big Country” took a bet to drop to the light heavyweight division if he could reach 100,000 likes on his official Facebook page. He’ll clearly need to conserve those pounds for the massive Brazilian. Silva was last seen unconscious on the Strikeforce canvas courtesy of Daniel Cormier. Bigfoot had rattled off three consecutive victories prior to the September defeat, which was spotlighted by a TKO win over Fedor Emelianenko. MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the festivities. Heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos defends his freshly-minted crown against Alistair Overeem in the show’s featured attraction. Here is the card’s revised roster:
Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs. C.B. Dollaway Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig Glover Teixeira vs. Kyle Kingsbury Shane Del Rosario vs. Gabriel Gonzaga Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins Paul Sass vs. Jacob Volkmann Edson Barboza vs. Evan Dunham Roy Nelson vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva Alistair Overeem vs. Junior dos Santos (UFC Heavyweight Champion)

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Roy Nelson’s (Pictured) self-promotional skills cannot be denied. In Nelson’s latest stunt, the UFC heavyweight will attempt to shed roughly 60 pounds in order to make the light heavyweight division IF his official Facebook page can reach 100,000 likes by March 17th. “Big Country” dropped the gantlet on himself Sunday afternoon. “What’s better twitter or Facebook to...

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The heavyweights are coming to UFC 146. Former Strikeforce heavyweight Anotonio “Bigfoot” Silva will make his UFC debut against Roy “Big Country” Nelson. In a showdown of former champions, Frank Mir and Cain Velasquez will square off in a number one contenders match. The UFC announced the bouts earlier on Wednesday. Silva (16-3) last competed in the semifinals of the Strikeforce...

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