Roy Nelson vs. Junior Dos Santos in the works for UFC 117 main card

Roy Nelson won’t be tussling with Cheick Kongo after all.

Kongo has withdrawn from a rumored meeting with Nelson at UFC 116 due to a back injury, according to multiple reports. In his place, the UFC has slotted a surprising replacement: Junior Dos Santos.

According to sources close to the event, at least one fighter has agreed to the contest, now targeted for the main card of UFC 117, with the intention to sign a bout agreement.

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