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Roy Nelson vs. Junior dos Santos Announced for August’s UFC 117

Roy NelsonA UFC 117 matchup between heavyweight contenders Junior dos Santos and Roy Nelson, first reported in May, has been officially announced for the pay-per-view main card of the August 6 event in Oakland, California.

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) knocked out Brendan Schaub in December to win The Ultimate Fighter 10, then scored a 39-second KO of 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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