• Antonio Silva is set to face Roy Nelson at UFC 146

  • News has emerged that former Strikeforce fighter Antonio Silva will be facing Roy “Big Country” Nelson at UFC 146 in a heavyweight battle that will take place on May 26th 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas. This event will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between current champion Junior Dos Santos and Alistair Overeem.

    Roy Nelson enters this fight with an MMA record of 16-7, his most recent fight was against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 143 where he lost the fight via unanimous decision. Roy has lost three of his last four fights in the UFC, so he really has to win this fight to protect his job within the organisation. Big Country never fails to give the fans entertaining and exciting fights and this is something that makes him very popular with MMA fans all over the world. He is sure to give 100% on the night to try and secure the victory.

    Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will enter the fight with an MMA record of 16-3. Silva is one of the Strikeforce fighters that has made the move over to the UFC, his most recent fight was against Daniel Cormier in the semi-finals of the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament. Antonio lost this fight via KO in the first round, this loss broke a three fight winning streak. Silva had built up a string of wins against the likes of Andrei Arlovski, Mike Kyle and Fedor Emelianenko before losing to Cormier. Antonio will now look to make his presence known within the UFC with a big win over Roy Nelson. Both of these men have something to prove which is what makes this fight so interesting.

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