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Junior dos Santos vs. Roy Nelson In The Works for UFC 117

Junior dos SantosHeavyweight contender Junior dos Santos will look to earn a title shot when he likely faces The Ultimate Fighter 10 winner Roy Nelson at UFC 117 on August 7 in Oakland, California. MMAjunkie today reported that the matchup is in the works for the UFC 117 pay-per-view main card.

Dos Santos (11-1) scored a first-round “Knockout of the Night” of Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC on Versus 1 in March for his fifth-straight UFC victory, with UFC President Dana White saying after the win that Dos Santos was in line for a title shot but would fight again before challenging for the belt.

Following back-to-back first-round KOs of Brendan Schaub in December and Stefan Struve in March, Nelson (15-4) was expected to face Cheick Kongo at UFC 116 in July, but the bout was scratched as Kongo is recovering from a back injury.

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

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