Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson have been calling out each other for months now. All that was needed was a new UFC contract for Nelson and that was delivered yesterday with the fight as well.
It was announced by the UFC that Roy Nelson will be facing Daniel Cormier at UFC 166 on October 19 from the Toyota Center in Houston. Nelson has agreed to a nine fight deal with the UFC, which then led to the announcement of the fight.
Cormier is coming off an unanimous decision over Frank Mir in April at UFC on Fox 7. Nelson is coming off a loss to Stipe Miocic at UFC 161 last month.
Cormier and Nelson were jabbing each other on Twitter late last week trying to get the fight made and a handwritten contract was posted on Twitter as well.
— Roy Nelson (@roynelsonmma) July 18, 2013
This fight will serve as the co-main event of UFC 166, as the main event will feature the trilogy fight between Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight championship.
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