Mark Hunt Versus Roy Nelson Official for UFC Fight Night 51
By FCF Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced, that as expected, Roy Nelson will battle Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 51.
The five round, heavyweight scrap will headline the September 21st card, which will be hosted by the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.
Hunt (9-8-1) will be fighting for the first time since December, when he battled Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva to a majority draw. Since Silva failed his post-fight drug test, however, the bout was declared a no contest.
The noted striker has gone 3-1, with 1 no contest, in his last five bouts, and the only man to defeat Hunt during that stretch is Junior dos Santos.
Nelson (20-9) is coming off a knockout win over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in April, after dropping back-to-back decision losses to Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic. The powerful slugger has gone 3-2 in his last 5 contests.
UFC Fight Night Tokyo will air throughout North America via Fight Pass.