Roy Nelson (20-9 MMA, 7-5 UFC) and Mark Hunt (9-8-1 MMA, 4-2-1 UFC) will meet at UFC Fight Night 51 in September.
Roy “Big Country” Nelson has 13 knockouts, 5 submissions and two wins by decision. He has been knocked out once in his MMA career. He made his UFC debut through the Ultimate Fighter and in his first fight in the promotion he knocked out Brendan Schaub in December of 2009 at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale. He went on to beat Stefan Struve in March of 2010 by TKO.
In his last five fights, he is 3-2.
He beat Matt Mitrione via knockout at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale on Dec / 15 / 2012 and then Cheick Kongo via knockout at UFC 159 – Jones vs. Sonnen on Apr / 27 / 2013.
However, he went on a two fight losing streak. He lost to Stipe Miocic via unanimous decision at UFC 161 – Evans vs. Henderson on Jun / 15 / 2013 and then Daniel Cormier via unanimous decision at UFC 166 – Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3 on Oct / 19 / 2013.
In his last fight, he beat Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via knockout at UFC Fight Night – Minotauro vs. Nelson on Apr / 11 / 2014.
The event takes place September 20th at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Mark Hunt has 6 knockouts and 3 decision victories, while he has been knocked out twice and submitted six times. He made his UFC debut against Sean McCorkle in 2010, but lost the fight via armbar.
In his last five fights, he is 3-1-1.
He won three fights in a row, with wins over,
Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision at UFC 135 – Jones vs. Rampage on Sep / 24 / 2011, Cheick Kongo via knockout at UFC 144 – Edgar vs. Henderson on Feb / 26 / 2012, Stefan Struve via knockout at UFC on Fuel TV 8 – Silva vs. Stann on Mar / 03 / 2013.
He lost to Junior dos Santos via knockout at UFC 160 – Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2 on May / 25 / 2013 and then in his last fight went to a draw against Antonio Silva at UFC Fight Night – Hunt vs. Bigfoot on Dec / 07 / 2013.
The UFC is expected to officially announce the bout soon. This fight is expected to be the main event of the card. Also the show is expected to air on UFC Fight Pass.