It looks like Fabricio Werdum made the jump back to the UFC just in time before Dana White shuts down the Strikeforce → UFC talent pipeline.

MMA Weekly is reporting that Werdum has re-signed with the UFC and will take on Roy Nelson at UFC 143.

A UFC 143 heavyweight showdown between Roy Nelson and Fabricio Werdum is in tap for Super Bowl weekend, according to sources.

MMA Junkie has since confirmed the report.

It’s kind of a late addition for a higher-profile fight, but after Georges St. Pierre withdrew from UFC 143 and the co-main event went from Josh Koscheck vs. Carlos Condit to Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce, the card was in a need of a little boost. Werdum vs. Nelson definitely fills that void.

By the way, it looks like the Showtime-Strikeforce announcement Dana White has been teasing is happening tomorrow.

Image via Esther Lin for Strikeforce/Showtime