Former IFL heavyweight champion Roy Nelson and UFC veteran Wes Sims are the latest heavyweights to be confirmed for the cast of The Ultimate Fighter 10, which is currently taping for a September 16th debut on Spike TV.
MMA Madness first reported the news on Monday citing a source close to the show.
Following five-straight wins, including a reign as the IFL’s heavyweight champion, Nelson (13-4) was defeated by Andrei Arlovski in October at EliteXC: Heat on CBS, then dropped a unanimous decision to Jeff Monson in March.
A member of Team Hammer House, Sims (21-12-1) had an unsuccessful 0-3 stint in the UFC between 2003 and 2004 that saw him lose to Frank Mir (twice) and Mike Kyle. After losing four-straight bouts between May 2007 and June 2008, Sims has since won three-straight bouts, including an 18-second KO of Jason DeAngelo in November in his most-recent fight.
Nelson and Sims join a cast that includes former street fighter and EliteXC headliner Kimbo Slice and NFL veterans Marcus Jones, Matt Mitrione, Brendan Schaub, and Wes Shivers.
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[Pictured: Roy Nelson]