Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Cormier vs. Nelson to co-main event UFC 166
The UFC confirmed the fight with the Houston Chronicle on Monday evening.
Nelson vs. Cormier is expected to serve as the co-main event of the card, which is headlined by a heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos.
Nelson and Cormier have engaged in a very public Twitter battle in recent weeks, with Cormier urging Nelson to re-sign with the UFC so they could hash out their differences in the cage.
While the UFC could not confirm Nelson’s decision to re-sign, sources close to the promotion confirmed with the Houston Chronicle that “Big Country” has indeed inked a new multi-fight contract.
UFC 166 takes place October 19 at the Toyota Center. Other confirmed fights include Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez and Tony Ferguson vs. Mike Rio.
via:The Houston Chronicle on Monday evening.