According to reports, Roy “Big Country” Nelson will break in his newly-inked six-figure UFC contract against Stefan Struve at “UFC Fight Night 21” on March 21st.
Fighters Only was the first to report the heavyweight bout, which is expected to take place on the televised portion of the Versus broadcast.
Nelson captured “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights” crown after he knocked out Brendan Schaub in the 1stRound of their “The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale” contest. Prior the win, MMA’s biggest gut was riding a two-fight losing streak, however still owns an impressive 14-4 mark overall.
After getting waxed by Junior Dos Santos in his Octagon debut at UFC 95 last February, Struve has rolled off three straight victories. The Dutchmen was last seen taking a surprising unanimous decision over MMA veteran Paul Buentello at UFC 107, bumping the 21-year-old’s record to 19-3.
Here are the fighters rumored to be participating inside the Odeum Colorado in Broomfield, Colorado:
James Irvin vs Alessio Sakara
Spencer Fisher vs. Duane Ludwig
Chase Gormley vs. Brendan Schaub
Clay Guida vs. Sean Sherk
Roy “Big Country” Nelson vs. Stefan Struve
Anthony Johnson vs. John Howard
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Junior dos Santos
Jon Jones vs. Brandon Vera