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Roy Nelson and Stefan Struve to Square Off in a Battle of Wildly Different Body Types


(Just to complete the visual hilarity, can we get a midget to ref this fight?)

UFC Fight Night 21 on Versus in March just became a little more of a must-see, as Fighters Only is reporting that "Ultimate Fighter" season ten winner Roy Nelson is expected to take on Dutch beanpole Stefan Struve in his first post-TUF outing.  Struve has won three straight in the UFC since losing his debut fight against Junior Dos Santos, and that makes this perhaps a little tougher of a bout than many TUF winners get right off the bat, though who didn’t expect that? 

For one thing, Nelson has been in the game for years, fighting veterans like Andrei Arlovski and Jeff Monson, so it would be a little ridiculous to give him some total novice.  For another, Dana White is no fan of "Big Country," and probably doesn’t have any desire to build him up with a couple of easy wins.  Struve’s brand of lanky jiu-jitsu is responsible for most of his victories, but most of those wins were in the minor leagues and not against guys with Nelson’s grappling credentials.

This fight further bolsters a card that already features Jon Jones-Brandon Vera, Anthony Johnson-John Howard, and Junior Dos Santos-Gabriel Gonzaga.  Since my cable company yanked Versus out from under me, guess that means I’ll be watching this one with the charming gentlemen at the sports bar down the street.  Should be fun.  It’s been too long since I’ve heard anyone loudly suggest that one man kick another in the balls.  Plus there’s free Chex Mix!

Edit: Our bad, looks like this bout is slated for Fight Night 21 on March 31 in North Carolina, while UFC on Versus is headlined by Jones-Vera on March 21 in Colorado.  In our defense, this is why you should number all your events instead of just identifying some of them by the cable network they’re on, but whatever.

Comments

  1. whambamthankyoumam Says:

    Thu, 01/14/10 - 05:05


    roy nelson wins via consumption
  2. 831 Uncle Says:

    Thu, 01/14/10 - 05:06


    LOL..Agreed
  3. Koeikan Says:

    Thu, 01/14/10 - 05:07


    Roy should be able to take him down, avoid submissions and GnP his way to victory.
  4. Contraband Says:

    Thu, 01/14/10 - 05:23


    Holy Shit Storm this card looks way better then UFC 108 did and the best thing about itis it's FREEEEE!!!
  5. 831 Son Says:

    Thu, 01/14/10 - 05:41


    How do I know I've reached the peak of being a member/commenter on CagePotato : People that do not even live close to the 831, have taken it upon themselves to use my name and become a groupie of mine. Soon I will be on E:60 explaining how I became such a celebrity.
  6. Organ Donor Says:

    Thu, 01/14/10 - 05:56


    @ 831 Son: Big deal. People put my name on their drivers licenses.
  7. NECROPHYTE Says:

    Thu, 01/14/10 - 06:01


    LMFAO @ Organ Donor
  8. JiMMA Says:

    Thu, 01/14/10 - 06:16


    I see Roy running right through this one. Struve is green as all hell compared to 'Big Country'! Their grappling and striking are worlds apart from each other, this is almost an insult to Roy. Oh and I read somewhere that it is hopeful that DirectTV and Comcast are going to come to an agreement about 'VS' before this card airs. Hopefully there is some validity to this claim because I have DirectTV and have been missing far too much new MMA!
  9. Soda Popinski Says:

    Thu, 01/14/10 - 06:18


    awesome fight. awesome card coming together. little mac beat my ass for most of the early 90's.
  10. Komodo Says:

    Thu, 01/14/10 - 06:22


    WTF (>..
  11. JackBauer Says:

    Thu, 01/14/10 - 07:09


    Chex Mix number one food snack in the land It's the cereal taste that you eat with your hand Chex Mix at your local grocer buy a box Your family will all say CHEX MIX ROCKS!
  12. TrouserSnout Says:

    Thu, 01/14/10 - 07:40


    ^ Fag
  13. NateGetsIrate Says:

    Thu, 01/14/10 - 08:11


    I can't wait to see Roy take out the entire HW division. Just a matter of time.
  14. ghostboner Says:

    Fri, 01/15/10 - 12:05


    That would be cool because than Dana will have no choice but to bring back Arlovski!
  15. ghostboner Says:

    Fri, 01/15/10 - 12:07


    @831 Son - The only interview you're getting is from Chris Hansen, dateline NBC.
  16. Clinch-Smash Says:

    Fri, 01/15/10 - 06:04


    After the date confusion i looked at all the UFC's comeing up and there is going to be 4 in 21 days,(march21-april10) what a great time to be an MMA fan out of all those fights there is bound to be some great ones. you would think.
  17. Clinch-Smash Says:

    Fri, 01/15/10 - 06:06


    and 3 of them should be free if the Abu Dhabi event is.
  18. Shane Darwin Says:

    Fri, 01/15/10 - 06:19


    So who said the UFC has moved beyond its freak show days? Anyway, Struve sucks. Roy Nelson will win by stoppage in 1st round.
  19. Da Spied Her Says:

    Fri, 01/15/10 - 07:52


    I have it Roy Nelson in 2nd round by patty-cake.
  20. skeletor Says:

    Fri, 01/15/10 - 10:33


    Organ donor comment=awesomeness Roy will take this one by k. o.
  21. UFC fan Says:

    Fri, 01/15/10 - 01:41


    "831 Son Says: Thu, 01/14/2010 - 17:41 How do I know I've reached the peak of being a member/commenter on CagePotato : People that do not even live close to the 831, have taken it upon themselves to use my name and become a groupie of mine. Soon I will be on E:60 explaining how I became such a celebrity." You are such a cali fag douchetard. Don't you get it? they do it cause they fucking hate you. I hate you as well, just not as bad as they do. Roy "big cunt" nelson will most likely use Struve as 7 foot tall buttfloss. Then maybe they will give him a real fight.
  22. Bloodlust Says:

    Sat, 01/16/10 - 11:57


    831 son, you're like the Spencer Pratt of Cage Potato, Congrats on that
  23. urlman cow Says:

    Mon, 04/07/14 - 09:41


    The Slave of the Husband... Trying to get in advance to researching more from you afterward!......

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