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Roy Nelson Meets Returning Fabricio Werdum at UFC 143

Roy NelsonRoy Nelson will welcome fellow heavyweight Fabricio Werdum back to the UFC at UFC 143 on Feb. 4 in Las Vegas, according to MMA Weekly.

Nelson (16-6) sent Mirko Cro Cop into retirement with a third-round TKO at UFC 137 to rebound from losses to Frank Mir and Junior dos Santos, while Werdum (14-5-1) went 3-1 in Strikeforce including an upset over Fedor Emelianenko before falling to Alistair Overeem in June after being cut by the UFC following a 2008 loss to dos Santos.

UFC 143 is headlined by an interim welterweight title fight between Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz after champion Georges St-Pierre suffered a knee injury and recently underwent successful surgery that will sideline him for 10 months.

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