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Report: Roy Nelson Could Step In To Face Junior Dos Santos At UFC 160

As of now, plans remain for Mark Hunt to face Junior dos Santos next weekend at UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2. However, according to UFC Tonight, Roy Nelson is being placed in a stand-by role for the bout.

Nelson, coming off a quick finish of Cheick Kongo last month, has stated his desire to fight for the UFC title. A win over dos Santos would likely push him to the front of the line.

During a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, the UFC made it clear they are working hard to get Hunt out of New Zealand and to Las Vegas in time to prepare for the fight.