Jun 15, 2013; Winnipeg, MB, Canada; Roy Nelson (right) fights Stipe Miocic during their Heavyweight bout at UFC 161 at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Friday Flashback: Stipe Miocic vs. Roy Nelson at UFC 161

For this week’s Friday Flashback we are going to look at the fight between Stipe Miocic and Roy “Big Country” Nelson, which took place in June 2013 at UFC 161.

Nelson was in a bit of a predicament as he was in negotiations with the UFC for a new contract. Prior to this match he was on a three-fight winning streak. Big Country wanted a bigger piece of the pie and he needed to win this match if he was going to have any major bargaining chips.

As for Miocic, he was coming off a second-round TKO loss to Stefan Struve. Although his job wasn’t on the line, he needed an impressive win over Big Country if he was going to ever ascend in the UFC’s heavyweight rankings.

Miocic is scheduled to face Fabio Maldonado in the main event of  tonight’s “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3″ finale card. As for Nelson, he has recently agreed to terms for a bout against Mark Hunt later this year.

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Tags: MMA Roy Nelson Stipe Miocic UFC

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