UFC 166 will be a headlined by a heavyweight match between Cain Velasquez and Junior “Cigano” dos Santos. The event will be on October 19, 2013 at the Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, United States. And a co-main event has been announced recently is a fight between heavyweights Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson.
This was announced via Twitter by UFC management Monday saying that the two fighters have initiated a deal and they have both agreed and signed an informal agreement to witness. Let us see what Nelson and Cormier have in common that fans were delighted to learn about their up- coming match on the Octagon on October.
Roy “Big Country” Nelson is a 37-year old heavyweight fighter from Las Vegas, Nevada. He has 19 wins and 8 losses to his name. Nelson’s last bout was a loss against Stipe Miocic in the recent UFC 161 Evans versus Henderson event in June, Miocic won by unanimous decision. But before this devastating loss, Nelson has won three consecutive fights against Cheick Kongo, Matt Mitrione and Dave Herman. Nelson is well known for his great punches; he has won most of his bouts by TKO or KO via punches. His bout against Herman at UFC 146 was a win because of one single punch that led Herman crashing to the canvass.
Daniel Cormier on the other hand should not be overlooked. He is a 34-year old heavyweight from San Jose, California. His fantastic record is a perfect 12 win, 0 losses since he started fighting pro in 2009. This will just be Cormier’s second bout under UFC with the first defeating Frank Mir in UFC on Fox 7 in April 2013. He has defeated amazing fighters like Dion Staring, Josh Barnett, Antonio Silva, Jeff Monson and David Cole when he was in Strikeforce. He also fought under Xtreme MMA and KOTC. Cormier is known for his versatility inside the Octagon; he had most of his wins via TKO and KO while about a quarter of his wins via submission using powerful punches.
Although UFC 166 is several weeks away, UFC management has already announced fighters who will be competing at the event in Houston, Texas. Other fighters are Gilbert Melendez versus Diego Sanchez, Hector Lombard versus Nate Marquart and Tony Ferguson versus Mike Rio. More pairs of fighters will surely be announced by UFC management in the incoming weeks.