Another heavyweight fight rounds out the main card of UFC 166, this time featuring heavy hitting Roy Nelson and the Olympian and Strikeforce Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier. This bout is pivotal for multiple divisions as Cormier says win or lose he’s going down to light heavyweight and it seems as if Nelson is preparing to do the same as he’s lost massive amounts of weight.
Follow along with professional fighter Matt Metts as he prepares for his upcoming fight vs Scott Holtzman at XFC 18 – Music City Mayhem, which will be shown live on HDNet.
ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) is on the scene this evening at the “Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier” fighter weigh-ins at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., the same location that will host Saturday’s Showtime-televised fight card headlined by Josh Barnett vs. Daniel Cormier in the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix final.
Strikeforce will reportedly delay its two remaining first round heavyweight grand prix bouts — Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum and Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers — beyond the planned April 9 date.
Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix participant Brett Rogers is looking forward to his fight with Josh Barnett and another chance at proving he’s among the MMA elite.