Former IFL Heavyweight Champion Roy "Big Country" Nelson and UFC veteran Wes Sims will join Kimbo Slice on the cast for The Ultimate Fighter Season 10: The Heavyweights, a source close to the show confirmed to MMADieHards.com.
The show began filming last week and will premiere on Spike TV on September 16th. This season will feature a cast of all heavyweight fighters and will be coached by former Light Heavyweight Champions Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Rashad Evans.
Nelson (13-4) is a former Heavyweight Champion of the now defunct IFL organization. The heavy handed slugger is known for his knockout power and his deadly submission game. He will enter the reality show with back to back losses to heavyweight contenders Jeff Monson and Andrei Arlovski.
"Big Country" should have the experience edge over his fellow TUF 10 cast members and should be looked at as an early favorite in the competition. His cardio and agility are both impressive for a man his size.
Sims (22-12 MMA, 0-3 UFC) is an MMA veteran. Standing 6'10", Sims is one of the tallest fighters in the heavyweight division. He is known for his unorthodox fighting style and strength.
Sims trains out of Team Hammer House with the likes of Mark Coleman, Kevin Randleman, and Phil Baroni. He will be entering the competition on a three fight win streak with first round victories over Jason DeAngelo, Clifford Coon, and William Clifford.
Sims lost all three of his UFC fights, to Mike Kyle and Frank Mir twice. Expect Sims to be eager to make his return and showcase his improved skills on the UFC's hit reality show.
Sims and Nelson will join ex-NFL players Marcus Jones and Rex Richards along with popular street fighting sensation Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson in one of the most star studded casts in Ultimate Fighter history.