FOX Sports is reporting the UFC’s confirmed the heavyweights will fight on April 15th, at a Fight Night card that will take place in Kansas City.
Nelson (22-13) will be fighting for the first time since September, when he knocked out Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. The heavy handed fighter received a six month suspension after the bout, however, for lightly kicking referee “Big” John McCarthy. Nelson was upset with what he believed was a late stoppage by the famous official.
Volkov (27-6) made his Octagon debut in November, and earned a split decision win over Timothy Johnson.
The April 15th card will feature a fight between flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson and Wilson Reis in the headliner.