Heavyweight Cheick Kongo, who recently signed a new six-fight deal with the UFC, will return to action to at UFC 116, and could meet The Ultimate Fighter 10 winner Roy Nelson at the July 3 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas, according to Fighters Only.
Kongo (15-6-1) rebounded from back-to-back losses to Cain Velasquez and Frank Mir with a third-round stoppage of Paul Buentello at UFC on Versus 1 in March to improve to 8-4 in the UFC.
Nelson (15-4) snapped a two-fight losing streak by winning TUF 10 in December with a first-round knockout of Brendan Schaub, then scored “Knockout of the Night” honors for his first-round KO of Stefan Struve at UFC Fight Night 21 late last month.
UFC 116 is headlined by the anticipated return of heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar vs. interim title-holder Shane Carwin, and is expected to be co-headlined by Wanderlei Silva vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama.
Pictured: Roy Nelson