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Roy Nelson on Call to replace Mark Hunt at UFC 160

Mark Hunt is still currently in his home country of New Zealand, awaiting approval of his visa to travel to the states for UFC 160 in just days. According to the Organization however, they are more than confident that Hunt’s visa issues will clear and he will be in Vegas on time to take on Junior dos Santos in the co-main event. Of course, with everything taking place so close to the deadline, the UFC has organized a back-up plan, by the name of Roy “Big Country” Nelson.

During last nights airing of Fuel TV’s UFC Tonight, Ariel Helwani verified that the promotion has had Nelson apply for a license, just in case they need him to step in for the late notice bout, considering the severity of the co-main bout situation.

Always a fan favorite, Nelson has been on a three fight win-streak, with all first round knockouts. His last victim Cheick Kongo was put to sleep in the first 57 seconds at UFC 159 on April 27 — earning him the Knockout of the Night.

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