Roy “Big Country” Nelson ,was originally scheduled to face-off with Cheick Kongo, but that does not look to be happening as Kongo has reported a back injury that will sideline him.
In a surprising turn of events, MMAJunkie.com has reported that sources close to Nelson and Junior Dos Santos that the two may be fighting at UFC 117 as a co-main event.
UFC 117 will take place Aug. 7 at the EnergySolution Arena in Salt Lake City. So far the headlining event will take place between Chael Sonnen and. Anderson Silva.
Nelson, (15-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has already had two successful knockouts in the UFC. First winning the The Ultimate Fighter knocking out Brendan Schaub, then recently knocking out the lengthy Stefan Struve in only 33 seconds.
Dos Santos, (11-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) is coming off his sixth victory by submission or TKO, five of which were in the first round. Dos Santos picked up even more hype coming off an impress first round TKO over former contender Gabriel Gonzaga at Versus 1.