Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Silva Slated For UFC 146

March 7, 2012 12:38 pm 17 Comments

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 the talks of a move to light heavyweight will have to wait, as he looks to restart his climb up the heavyweight ladder.

Antonio Silva is coming off a knockout loss to Daniel Cormier, during the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. The loss snapped a three fight win streak, that included a career highlight victory over Fedor Emelianenko. Silva will look to bounce back, and make his mark in the UFC heavyweight division, as he makes his octagon debut at UFC 146.

UFC 146 takes place May 26th from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and is headlined by a heavyweight title fight between Junior Dos Santos and Alistair Overeem.

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