UFC 167: Daniel Cormier vs. Roy Nelson Preview

Daniel Cormier UFC

Kyle Terada – USA TODAY Sports

Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson are set to square off next weekend at UFC 167, which has the makings to end quickly for either fighter. Both are looking to get an impressive win in hopes of fighting for a title, making this a key fight to look for next Saturday.

Cormier has been dominate in his MMA career thus far. He has been able to use his Olympic caliber of wrestling to stifle his opponents, and his striking, thanks to the American Kickboxing Academy, has come a long way. Also, his main training partner is Cain Velasquez, who is the current heavyweight champion of the world.

Training with him every day has allowed him to become an elite fighter, one that could certainly challenge for a title, whether it’s in the heavyweight or light heavyweight division. Cormier has said that regardless of his outcome next weekend, he will still make the trip down to light heavyweight in hopes of fighting Jon Jones.

Nelson will be hoping to spoil Cormier’s plans and wants to go down to the light heavyweight division as well. Cormier was rolling through opponents, knocking them out in devastating fashion. He hit a road block when he faced Stipe Miocic, who was able to avoid the Nelson’s power shots, and use his superior technique to pick up a decision.

Now, Nelson will get a chance revamp his training and career, and a win over Cormier would be a huge feather in his cap.

Jeremy Green is a MMA and NFL contributor at RantSports. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus.


Around the Web