Picture
 

Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson Faces Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva at UFC 146

Written by Tom Ngo
March 7th, 2012
Share on Facebook0Google+0Tweet about this on Twitter

UFC Heavyweight Roy Nelson

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 defeat coming last month in a unanimous decision to Fabricio Werdum.

This past Sunday, “Big Country” took a wager to drop to the light heavyweight division if he could reach 100,000 likes on his official Facebook page by March 17th. He’ll clearly need to conserve those pounds to battle the massive Brazilian.

Silva was last seen unconscious on the Strikeforce canvas courtesy of Daniel Cormier. Bigfoot had rattled off three consecutive victories prior to the September defeat, which was spotlighted by a TKO win over Fedor Emelianenko.

MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the festivities. Heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos defends his freshly-minted crown against Alistair Overeem in the show’s featured attraction.

Here is the card’s revised roster:

Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs. C.B. Dollaway

Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig

Glover Teixeira vs. Kyle Kingsbury

Shane Del Rosario vs. Gabriel Gonzaga

Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins

Paul Sass vs. Jacob Volkmann

Edson Barboza vs. Evan Dunham

Roy Nelson vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva

Alistair Overeem vs. Junior dos Santos (UFC Heavyweight Champion)

Don’t forget to follow @5thRound on Twitter, Facebook and Google+!



COMMENTS