It appears that UFC 143 has added another stellar fight. While UFC officials haven't commented on it yet, Roy Nelson sent out a tweet late last night that all but confirms his next opponent: Cheick Kongo. Here's the tweet:
It's a little odd, since MMA Heat themselves didn't tweet anything about it and it's not on their page. Perhaps it's in one of their videos I haven't seen yet. Either way, if Nelson is passing along the news himself, it's more than likely legit. Nelson is coming off a third-round TKO of Mirko Filipovic at UFC 136, while Kongo has won two in a row, the most recent being a decision win over Matt Mitrione in the co-main event of UFC 137.
Update by Tim Burke at 12:45pm ET: It appears that the UFC already has another opponent picked out for Kongo, and it won't be Nelson according to a tweet from them just a few minutes ago: