"Stucky" will be riding an 11-fight win streak and is currently undefeated in the five-plus years he has been fighting in mixed martial arts (MMA)
It will be "take two" for Nedkov, as he was orignally supposed to make his Octagon debut opposite Steve Cantwell at UFC 120 on Oct. 16, 2010. Cantwell withdrew from the fight 48 hours beforehand, thus forcing Nedkov off the card.
The Bulgarian Nedkov holds notable wins over former UFC fighters Travis Wiuff and Kevin Randleman. He will look to add another notch of notoriety to his belt on Saturday night against Cane.
Can he play "Spoiler" on the Brazilian's home turf?
When asked what he thinks about his Brazilian opponent, Nedkov was complimentary, but confident, nonetheless.
"He's a dangerous guy, but he will lose."
Short and sweet.
Nedkov holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ). He is also a two-time National Freestyle Wrestling Champion of Bulgaria.
His opponent, Cane, prefers to stand and trade. Of his eleven wins, nine have come by some form of knockout.
Cane is not immune to going to sleep himself. In his past three fights, he's been knocked out twice (once by Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and once by Cyrille Diabate). He won his last fight in an impressive first round (technical) knockout victory over Elliot Marshall.
Both fighters are coming into Saturday night's match-up with a dead-even betting line. The experts expect a close one.
What do you think, Maniacs? Can Nedkov take home the victory in front of Cane's friends and family? Is the MMA world ready for a Bulgarian star?