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Ask, and you shall receive – unless you’re Chris Weidman, of course. Roy Nelson (Pictured) and Cheick Kongo agreed on Twitter over the weekend that a scrap sounded like a good idea. Their bosses agreed and have assigned the heavyweight shootout to the UFC 159 lineup. The bout was announced on this week’s edition of FUEL TV’s UFC Tonight. Nelson is victorious in three of his past four fights. “Big Country” was last seen cruising to a TKO win over Matt Mitrione in December. Speaking of that Mitrione bout, UFC president Dana White blasted Kongo for declining the contest against Nelson. White claimed it was the second time the 37-year-old shot down the opportunity to face Nelson. The veteran kickboxer hasn’t competed since posting a decision win over Shawn Jordan in July. Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey hosts the April 27th festivities. Here is the card’s current roster: Vinny Magalhaes vs. Phil Davis Roy Nelson vs. Cheick Kongo Chael Sonnen vs. Jon Jones (UFC light heavyweight champion)

Two bouts added to UFC 159

UFC officials announced that two more bouts have been added to UFC 159. The two new bouts include a light heavyweight bout between Phil Davis and submission ace Vinny Magalhaes and a heavyweight bout between Cheick Kongo and Roy Nelson. UFC 159 takes place April 27 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The event will be headlined by [...]

News: Davis/Magalhaes & Nelson/Kongo Added To UFC 159 In New Jersey

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced a string of match-ups for their UFC 159 event in April. A heavyweight clash between Roy Nelson and Cheick Kongo has been made official for the main card whilst a light-heavyweight match-up between Phil Davis and Vinny Magalhaes has also been set for the event. The news was announced on last night’s episode of ‘UFC Tonight’. Light...

Jim Miller Welcomes Pat Healy to Octagon at UFC 159

The Ultimate Fighting Championship was all about UFC 159 bout announcements on Tuesday night. Less than an hour after confirming a heavyweight scrap between Roy Nelson and Cheick Kongo and a light heavyweight matchup with Vinny Magalhaes and Phil Davis to the lineup, the promotion added a lightweight tango between Jim Miller (Pictured) and Pat Healy to the April 27th roster. Miller...
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