Junior Dos Santos will be back in the UFC Octagon sooner rather than later as the dangerous heavyweight will take on reigning TUF Champ and former IFL Heavyweight Champion Roy Nelson at UFC 117.
“Fight confirmed, Roy Nelson is my next opponent. I hope to have support from all my fans.” dos Santos wrote via Twitter.
dos Santos has been moving up the ranks of the heavyweight division with impressive wins over Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic as well as Gilbert Yvel and most recently former title contender Gabriel Gonzaga.
Nelson is fresh out of The Ultimate Fighter house but has been around the block having held the IFL Heavyweight Title when the company was still around. At UFC Fight Night 21, Nelson defeated tall man Stefan Struve via TKO.