UFC NEWS – Roy Nelson vs. Cheick Kongo In The Works For UFC 143

November 17, 2011 9:49 am by Pedro Carrasco

A heavyweight bout that is sure to deliver fireworks is expected to go down next year at UFC 143.

The relentless Roy Nelson and the hard hitting Cheick Kongo have reportedly accepted offers to face one another in February of 2012 in a bout that will get the winner one step closer to an eventual title shot.

UFC 143 is expected to take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Super Bowl weekend. Georges St. Pierre will be the headliner against his newest title challenger Nick Diaz.

Roy Nelson recently snapped his two fight losing streak when he sent Mirko Cro Cop into retirement with a third round TKO stoppage at last month’s UFC 137 event. Prior to the victory he had fallen short against the likes of Junior Dos Santos and Frank Mir consecutively.

Kongo on the other hand has not tasted defeat since 2009 and is riding high on a five fight unbeaten streak. Having most recently fought and beaten Matt Mitrione at UFC 137, he is looking to fight whoever will get him back in contention for the UFC’s heavyweight title.

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