UFC 161 – Roy Nelson To Face Stipe Miocic on June 15th in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

UFC heavyweight knockout artist, Roy Nelson has been chosen to face Croatian sensation, Stipe Miocic on the UFC 161 card set for June 15th in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, as the worlds number one MMA promotion looks to rebuild the injury hit card.

The news was released by UFC officials on Tuesday night. Miocic was originally set to face Sao Palelei on the card but after interim bantamweight champion, Renan Barao pulled out due to injury, Nelson was drafted in to beef up the ailing card.

Nelson is on an impressive three-fight winning streak, defeating Dave Herman, Matt Mitrione and Cheick Kongo all in the very first round. Is this enough to push “Big Country” into the title picture in the heavyweight division over the coming months and a fight against another top contender?

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