Roy Nelson is set to face off against fellow former UFC competitor Matt Mitrione at Bellator 194. The fight will be a highly anticipated rematch, as Nelson earned a swift TKO victory over the fighter at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale. With that in mind, Nelson has now seemingly recruited the help of another UFC fighter with experience facing Matt Mitrione inside the cage.
UFC heavyweight Travis Browne’s most recent victory inside the octagon was back in 2016. The fighter faced off against Mitrione at UFC Fight Night 81, ultimately earning a third round TKO victory over the fighter.
Taking to Instagram, Nelson has now decided to post a photo of himself training with Travis Browne in preparation for his heavyweight war under the Bellator banner.
“The last man @travisbrownemma to beat Matt Mitrione teaching me the ninja secrets for @bellatormma 194 Feb 16th.”
Bellator 194 goes down Feb. 16 in Uncasville, Connecticut. Nelson and Mitrione will be facing off as part of the Bellator heavyweight tournament grand prix. The victor of the grand prix is set to be crowned the champion of the division.