UFC 143 co-headliner Roy Nelson recently ended a two-fight skid – decision losses to now-champ Junior Dos Santos and ex-titleholder Frank Mir – with a third-round TKO of Mirko "Cro Cop" Fililpovic at UFC 137 in October. Now he looks to maintain the momentum on Saturday.
In the past five years Nelson has lost just four times. Every one of the losses came to a current or former UFC titleholder, so they're certainly forgivable.
"Everybody who's ever beat me won't beat me again," he said. "It's like, 'I've got your number now.'"
Given the recent shakeup in the UFC's heavyweight division, Saturday's winner will be in the thick of the title picture.
"This is one of those fights where it makes a big change in the heavyweight division," Nelson said. "So it's actually a big fight for the fans if they know about it."
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