Two heavyweights looking for new life in the UFC’s heavyweight division will reportedly meet in Las Vegas on October 29th. According to Fightsite.hr, MMA legend Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic will face off against fan-favorite Roy “Big Country” Nelson in a do-or-die match.
Mirko Filipovic has finally named his next and possibly last opponent in the UFC. At a large event in Las Vegas by 29th October led by Georges St. Pierre and Nick Diaz title fight in the welterweight, Cro Cop will meet with the UFC’s “Fat” Royjem Nelson. Mirko information is revealed in Gol.hr (Google translation)
With Cro Cop having lost three of his last five fights and Nelson in the midst of a two-fight losing streak, each man is surely fighting to save his career in the organization.
It should be noted that every Cro Cop fight announcement coming out of Croatian websites have to be taken with a grain of salt due to the past several having been shaky from the get-go, but this potential bout does make quite a bit of sense.