Roy Nelson vs. Antonio “Big Foot” Silva at UFC 146 on May 26th in Las Vegas, NV

The Ultimate Fighter 10 winner, Roy Nelson will face former EliteXC heavyweight champion, Antonio “Big Foot” Silva at UFC 146 in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 26th, 2012. The news was just revealed by the Las Vegas based promotion, adding the fight will be on the main card of the evening, headlined by the heavyweight title bout between Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem.

Nelson has lost three of his last four fights inside the octagon, three losses to now heavyweight champ, Junior dos Santos, Frank Mir and Fabricio Werdum. His only win came via a third round TKO against Mirko Cro Cop.

Silva hasn’t been seen since being stopped by Daniel Cormier in the semi-finals stage of the Strikeforce heavyweight world grand-prix. Before that he defeated the one time number on heavyweight in the world, Fedor Emelianenko in their quarter finals via second round TKO.

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