Roy Nelson Gets Gabriel Gonzaga For Heavyweight Battle At UFC 146

Hopefully, we can just wait and see if any injuries cause any further issues with the next UFC pay-per-view. UFC president Dana White announced via Twitter Monday that Roy Nelson will receive Gabriel Gonzaga as a replacement for Antonio Silva at UFC 146 in May.

Silva was removed from the fight to face Cain Velasquez in the co-main event after Frank Mir, the original foe for Velasquez, replaced Alistair Overeem in the main event against UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos.

Gonzaga’s original foe, Shane Del Rosario, remains in the dark in regards to his fight plans for the night. “Napao” returned to the UFC earlier this year, scoring a submission victory over Edinaldo Oliveira, a frequent training partner of dos Santos.

Nelson is 1-3 in his last four fights, including losses to Mir and Fabricio Werdum. He is a former winner of The Ultimate Fighter.

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