Werdum to face Roy Nelson at UFC 143

Werdum at the last ADCC, in England, against Jeff Monson. Photo:

According to MMAWeekly’s Ken Pisha, the opponent two-time world champion Fabricio Werdum will face in his second tenure in the event will be a familiar name, face and gut.

Werdum is tipped to face the formerly pudgy Roy Nelson, who even before he trimmed down his waistline was giving everybody a hard time in the light heavyweight division.

Werdum will face Nelson at UFC 143, on February 4, Superbowl weekend in the US. Check out the provisional card for the event. Then watch Werdum in action at the 1999 Worlds, while still a blue belt.

UFC 143
Las Vegas, USA
February 4, 2012

Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit

Josh Kosheck vs Mike Pierce

Fabricio Werdum vs Roy Nelson

Renan Barão vs Scott Jorgensen

Erik Koch vs Dustin Poirier

Amir Sadollah vs Jorge Lopez

Alex Caceres vs Edwin Figueroa

Rafael Natal vs Michael Kuiper

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