As expected, impending UFC superstar Junior dos Santos will resume his meteoric climb up the heavyweight ladder when he meets Roy “Big Country” Nelson in a pivotal scrap on August 17th.
“Fight confirmed, Roy Nelson is my next opponent. I hope to have support from all my fans,” dos Santos Tweeted.
Although the talented Brazilian didn’t announce when the two would meet, MMAJunkie.com reported earlier this month that UFC 117 inside the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California would serve as their battle ground.
Nelson owns a respectable 15-4 overall record, however is a perfect 2-0 since entering the UFC. The 33-year-old was last seen putting 6-foot-11 Stefan Struve to sleep at “UFC on Versus” in March.
Speaking of first round KOs, dos Santos disposed of former top contender Gabriel Gonzaga that same evening in Broomfield, Colorado. The win bumped his record to a dominant 11-1, however what’s most impressive is that he’s finished in all five of his Octagon outings.