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Brad Imes to vie for IFL heavyweight belt on May 16

The Ultimate Fighter 2 runner-up Brad Imes will step up to face champion Roy Nelson in an IFL heavyweight title bout on May 16 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Imes (11-4), who entered the picture when Nelson's original opponent Branden Lee Hinkle pulled out due to injury, will be making his IFL debut. The Miletich Fighting Systems product has won six out of his last seven bouts since exiting the UFC after a loss to Heath Herring. As a heavyweight who stands at six-feet-seven, Imes has opened eyes by finishing two of those six wins by gogoplata submission.

Since the departure of Ben Rothwell, Nelson (12-2) has emerged as the face of the heavyweight division in the IFL. The 32-year-old is 5-1 in the IFL, with his sole loss a split decision to Rothwell.

IFL Mohegan Sun
Friday, May 16, 2008

185 lbs. | Ryan McGivern vs. Dan Miller (Championship Bout)
265 lbs. | Roy Nelson vs. Brad Imes (Championship Bout)
155 lbs. | Ryan Schultz vs. Deividas Taurosevicius (Championship Bout)
155 lbs. | Frank Latina vs. John Franchi
205 lbs. | Aaron Stark vs. Lamont Lister
170 lbs. | John Howard vs. Nick Calandrino
155 lbs. | Zac George vs. Josh Souder
185 lbs. | Matt Horwich vs. Joey Guel
185 lbs. | Danillo Villefort vs. Mike Massenzio

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