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It looks like the so-called ‘bet’ that Roy Nelson made with his buddy about dropping to light heavyweight if his Facebook fanpage got to 100,000 ‘likes’ is not happening anytime soon. On May 26, 2012 Nelson will be taking on Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC 146 in his hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada.
UFC officials announced this fight earlier today (Mar.7)
Nelson is coming off a loss to Fabricio Werdum at UFC 143 and will look to get back to his winning ways with a win over Strikeforce heavyweight “Bigfoot.”
This will be Silva’s first test inside the octagon. “Bigfoot” started off 2011 with a big win over Fedor Emelianenko, but lost his next fight in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Semi-finals to Daniel Cormier.
UFC 146 is expected to be headlined by another heavyweight fight between champion Junior Dos Santos and Alistair Overeem.
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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.
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A heavyweight fight featuring Roy “Big Country” Nelson, and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, has been agreed to for UFC 146. UFC officials made the announcement today via their Twitter account. Roy Nelson is coming off a unanimous decision loss to former Strikeforce heavyweight, Fabricio Werdum at UFC 143. The loss put Nelson’s octagon record at 3-3, so [...]
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...
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...
If you are a fan of heavyweight MMA fights, than UFC 146 is for you. The heavyweight extravaganza will be headlined by one of the most anticipated UFC championship fights in months between Alistair Overeem vs. Junior Dos Santos. Related posts:
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Antonio Silva will be making his UFC debut against Roy Nelson at UFC 146, receiving help from Fabricio Werdum and Junior dos Santos