In what will be the biggest fight of his career, it has just been announced that Croatian-American Stipe Miocic will now fight Roy “Big Country” Nelson at UFC 161 from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on June 15th.
Nelson is riding a three-fight win streak, having won all three contests by first round KO. As the 6th ranked UFC Heavyweight, it makes the most sense for him to face another top-10 fighter, but very few are available. Miocic is available.
Should Cleveland-native Miocic pull out a victory over Nelson, it would propel his career in the UFC Heavyweight ranks.
More to come from the Crippler this week…