There are many fights that have gone overlooked for UFC 117 because of all Chael Sonnen’s talk about his fight with Anderson Silva. There are many fights that should not get overlooked, but fight fans especially do not want to over look the fight between Roy “Big Country” Nelson and Junior Dos Santos.
Dana White has announced that the winner of this fight will get a title shot against the winner of the Brock Lesnar vs Cain Velasquez bout schedule for UFC 121. Nelson won the Ultimate Fighter Season 10 with a knockout victory over Brendan Schaub. After the Ultimate Fighter Finale, Nelson defeated Stefan Struve via knockout 39 seconds into round number one at UFC Fight Night 21. The victory over Struve earned Nelson a shot at Dos Santos and possible a title shot.
Dos Santos debuted at UFC 90 and made an immediate impact with a first round knockout over, then top contender Fabricio Werdum. Dos Santos continued his winning ways with a TKO victory over Stefan Struve at UFC 95. Dos Santos next earned his biggest and most significant victory when he completely dominated Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic into a verbal submission at UFC 113. Dos Santos most recently earned victories over Gilbert Yvel and Gabriel Gonzaga setting up the show down with Nelson.
This looks to be a very interesting fight as the two match up very well against each other. Both fighters have knockout power in both hands and both fighters own black belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. On paper, this fight looks good where ever it goes. If they decide to stand and bang the fight fans should see some fireworks and if the fight goes to the ground then fight fans will be able to see some of the world’s best heavyweight Jui Jitsu practitioners go to war.
Either way this fight has the potential to offer fans a knockout of the night, a submission of the night and fight of the night. If you are going overlook a fight this weekend make sure that you do not overlook Nelson vs. Dos Santos as this fight is sure to be one of the best.
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