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Roy Nelson Receives Approval To Compete At UFC 160

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Roy Nelson is ready to be called into action if need be next weekend.

The UFC asked Nelson to acquire his fight license in Nevada as a replacement for Mark Hunt.

Hunt is expected to travel from New Zealand to the U.S. and face Junior dos Santos at UFC 160, but Hunt is having visa issues that are delaying his arrival.

“(Nevada) commission approved, ready for fight capital of the world,” Nelson posted on social media.

It remains to be seen if Hunt will make it in time to fight, or if we will see a rematch between “Big Country” and dos Santos. The former champion earned a decision win back in 2010.

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