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Junior dos Santos vs. Roy Nelson Confirmed for UFC 117

Junior dos SantosHeavyweight contender Junior dos Santos has confirmed that he’ll face The Ultimate Fighter 10 winner Roy Nelson on the pay-per-view main card of “UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen” on August 7 in Oakland, California.

The matchup was first reported earlier this month.

Dos Santos (11-1) remained in line for a title shot by scoring a first-round “Knockout of the Night” of Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC on Versus 1 in March for his fifth-straight UFC victory, while Nelson (15-4) has scored back-to-back UFC knockouts of Brendan Schaub in December and Stefan Struve in March.

UFC 117 is headlined by middleweight champ Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen, and is also slated to feature Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch and Matt Hughes vs. Ricardo Almeida.

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