According to reports, Roy “Big Country” Nelson will break in his newly-inked six-figure UFC contract against Stefan Struve at UFC Fight Night 21 on March 21st.
Fighters Only was the first to report the heavyweight bout, which is expected to take place on the televised portion of the Versus broadcast.
Nelson captured The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights crown after he knocked out Brendan Schaub in the first round of their The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale contest. Prior the win, MMA’s biggest gut was riding a two-fight losing streak, however still owns an impressive 14-4 mark overall.
After getting waxed by Junior Dos Santos in his Octagon debut at UFC 95 last February, the Dutchman has rolled off three straight victories. He was last seen taking a surprising unanimous decision over MMA veteran Paul Buentello at UFC 107, bumping the 21-year-old’s record to 19-3.