Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum Added To UFC 143 Card

A bout between Roy Nelson (16-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and the returning popular heavyweight Fabricio Werdum (14-5-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has been added for February’s UFC 143 event.


As expected, Werdum will move from Strikeforce to the UFC, where he fought from 2007 to 2008.

UFC 143 will take place the night before this year’s Super Bowl, Feb. 4, at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The event’s main card airs on pay-per-view, and includes Nelson vs. Werdum on the broadcast.

UFC 143 card currently includes:

Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz (for interim welterweight title)
Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce
Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum
Renan Barao vs. Scott Jorgensen
Erik Koch vs. Dustin Poirier
Alex Caceres vs. Edwin Figueroa
Jorge Lopez vs. Amir Sadollah
Rafael Natal vs Michael Kuiper


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