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Wednesday, 12/14/2011, 02:24 pm

UFC NEWS: Werdum Set To Return Against Big Country At UFC 143

Top 10 heavyweight fighter, Fabricio Werdum is making a comeback to the UFC against Roy Nelson on Super Bowl weekend.

UFC 143 is set to take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on February 4th. Nick Diaz will face Carlos Condit for the UFC’s interim welterweight title live on pay-per-view.

After a long stint under the STRIKEFORCE banner, Fabricio Werdum will return to the Octagon for the first time since a 2008 loss to current heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos. While away from the UFC Werdum racked up victories over the likes of Antonio Silva and Mike Kyle. But it was his 2010 submission victory over Fedor Emelianenko that has forever etched his name in the history books.

Ready to welcome Werdum back to the UFC is none other than “The Ultimate Fighter 10” winner, Roy “Big Country” Nelson. Nelson was last seen at UFC 137 dispatching the legendary Mirko Cro Cop via a third round TKO stoppage. The win snapped a two fight losing streak at the hands of Frank Mir and Junior Dos Santos.

Promotion officials have yet to officially announce the Werdum vs. Nelson bout, but it is expected to be featured on the main portion of the UFC 143 pay-per-view card.

The latest UFC 143 card includes:
• Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz (for interim welterweight title)
• Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce
• Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum
• Renan Barao vs. Scott Jorgensen
• Erik Koch vs. Dustin Poirier
• Alex Caceres vs. Edwin Figueroa
• Jorge Lopez vs. Amir Sadollah
• Rafael Natal vs. Michael Kuiper

Click here for the latest UFC 143 coverage provided by BJPENN.COM


49 Responses to “UFC NEWS: Werdum Set To Return Against Big Country At UFC 143”

  1. Jc says:

    roy nelson by uppercut

  2. bizzle says:

    War K1 champion Vai Cavalo.. :)

  3. hayden g-sta says:

    Big country by decision

  4. horst says:

    another former strikeforce fighter…
    the selling off goes on….

  5. mmaislandjunkie says:

    big country gonna get subbed.

  6. tommy says:

    werdums a cocky bitch, DOS SANTOS BITCH

  7. Rusk says:

    Big countrys got this, he ain’t getting knocked out that’s for sure and he’s far from helpless if it goes to the ground

  8. Lex w says:

    Black belt vs better black belt

  9. A.James says:

    Big Country is going hand Werdum his jaw after he lays him out on the canvas.

  10. Mike Diaz says:

    Big Country straight to the jaw, Werdum kissing canvas, 2 fight win streak….TEAM PENN!!!!!!!

  11. Werdum sucks. Big Country 2.0 by KO 1st rd.

  12. Mike McMack says:

    I hope Werdum takes this fight seriously cause that last fight with Overeem was a really bad performance for Werdum. Hoping to see some good BJJ in this one.

  13. Zack says:

    I really think big country got this one. Werdum better do something other than eat uppercuts and lay on his back

  14. Long-Strong says:

    Lol what happened to “Strikeforce fighters will stay in Strikeforce”?

  15. SanSooRob says:

    BC by Kung fu ko !!!

  16. ThaGreenBandit says:

    Big Boy Roy got this!

  17. Big roy is going to jack him up and drop him to the ground and snap his arm wit a Kimura!


    I agree FatNelson is a disgrace.. All he is good for is a lucky right hand and his fatass to lay on people..

    Werdum will out strike nelson and submit him.. If Overeem couldn’t get a clean shot on Werdum Nelson aint either..

  19. chon209 says:

    andrei arlovski looked like the real deal before his glass chin was exposed back in the day and now he gets put to sleep every time he sneezes but kudos to him for still trying

  20. Jerome says:

    can someone say one and done? I think Roy has this one, after all he went toe to toe to a decision with the current UFC champ, the same person that sent him packing from the UFC already.

  21. Roy Nelson via Ko big overhand right.Enough said.

  22. mmaislandjunkie says:

    it feels so good to be baaaackkkkkk

  23. Jujitsu Player says:

    Big Country all day….wins this all day with his stand up and will avoid the sub.

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