Archive: Roy Nelson

May 1, 2014 2:14 pm

UFC Eyeing Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson Heavyweight Bout

Though not official, UFC Tonight is reporting that promotion officials are looking at a potential heavyweight bout between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson. The fight would likely be contested in Japan, where Mark Hunt has a loyal fan following from his K-1 and PRIDE FC days. The UFC Tonight panel broke down the news: “I’m...

Apr 24, 2014 7:42 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Drug Test Results Are Clean

The drug test results from UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi have come in and all results are negative. There were a total of 22 tests issued, 16 fighters were tested before the fight and 6 were tested after the fight, the exact names of which fighters were tested and when were not initially...

Apr 15, 2014 2:40 pm

Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson Please‏

Roy “Big Country” Nelson (20-9 MMA, 7-5 UFC) is coming off a devastating first-round knockout victory over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, which he earned in the main event of last week’s ‘UFC Fight Night 39’ event in Abu Dhabi. The victory over “Big Nog” snapped a 2-fight losing skid for Nelson and moved him back up...

Apr 12, 2014 11:29 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighter’s React To Roy Nelson’s KO Win Over ‘Big Nog’

Yesterday in Abu Dhabi, Roy Nelson knocked out ‘Big Nog’, a former UFC and PRIDE FC champion. It wasn’t a shocking result, but it was a dramatic one that sent a shockwave through the MMA community. Here’s what the pro’s said about the bout: I want to thank everyone for the support & @minotauromma 4 being a...

Apr 12, 2014 11:11 am

Roy Nelson: ‘Dream Opponent is Cain Velasquez’

“Every time I fight, I always try to make a statement. I always try to give the fans what they want to see. The thing with ‘Big Nog’ is you can’t just jump right on him. I tried to get a TKO, but he recovers. He actually knows where he’s at, even when he’s kind...

Apr 11, 2014 2:08 pm

.gif | UFC Fight Night 39: Nelson Sends Nogueira Crashing to the Mat. BRUTAL KO!

Roy Nelson may have put a legend to rest tonight. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira showed little-to-no offense in his fight against ‘Big Country’ and was eventually knocked out by a brutal right hand. The overhand hook sent ‘Big Nog’ crashing to the mat. Check out the .GIF provided by FanSided’s ZombieProphet!

Apr 11, 2014 11:55 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Results: LaFlare Picks Up Decision Win over Howard

Ryan LaFlare controlled every aspect of the fight in the first round. He kept a safe striking distance which cut off whatever power shots Howard wanted to throw. When he was looking to throw a shot himself, LaFlare was quick to step in and back while landing a shot. He overpowered Howard in the clinch...

Apr 11, 2014 11:25 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Results: Nijem Dominates Dariush, Picks up First Round TKO Win

Beneil Dariush and Ramsey Nijem had the honors of kicking off the main card portion of ‘UFC Fight Night 39’. This contest took place in the lightweight division and was scheduled for three rounds of five minutes. However, the fight did not even leave the first round. Ramsey Nijem found a comfortable striking distance before...

Apr 11, 2014 10:13 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Results: Leites Drops Smith, Wins Fight by TKO in Under a Minute

Thales Leites was a tremendous step up in competition for Trevor Smith and a great way to test him in his third octagon bout. Unfortunately, Smith only survived 45 seconds in the octagon before getting knocked out. Thales Leites cornered a wobbly Trevor Smith after clobbering him with a right hand. Smith ate a hook...

Apr 11, 2014 10:00 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Results: Alers Defeats Omer, Calls out McGregor After Fight

Alan Omer and Jim Alers both made their octagon debuts tonight and looked to be in fantastic shape. They showed incredible technique and heart throughout their fight. With a combined record of 30 wins and only 4 losses, it was easy to see why they created so much buzz outside of the UFC. Omer and...

Apr 11, 2014 8:03 am

‘UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira vs. Nelson’ Results

On the opposite side of the globe, ‘UFC Fight Night: Abu Dhabi’, was live on UFC Fight pass this morning. Starting at 9:15 a.m. PT / 12:15 p.m. ET, today’s fight card featured a heavyweight clash between ‘Bog Nog’ & ‘Big Country’. If you aren’t a UFC Fight pass subscriber, or were stuck in an...

Apr 10, 2014 9:14 am

‘UFC Fight Night 39: Abu Dhabi’ Weigh-In results, One Bout Cancelled

Today’s UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira vs. Nelson’ Weigh-ins went off without a hitch as all fighters made weight for the contracted bouts tomorrow night. The Camozzi vs. Craig fight was called off when Craig checked in sick, forcing the UFC to cancel the bout. Very sad to say my fight with Andrew Craig has...

Apr 10, 2014 7:59 am

Big Nog Calls His Pride Days the ‘Apex’ of His Career

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is one of the biggest legends in the sport of MMA. He’s a talented striker with an intimidating ground game and an admirable sense of sportsmanship. At 37 years old, Big Nog is coming towards the close of a long and lucrative fighting career, but he holds fond memories of his days...

Apr 9, 2014 10:04 am

VIDEO | ‘UFC Fight Night 39’ Open Work Out Highlights

UFC correspondant Carolina Pearce interviews Fight Night Abu Dhabi stars following the open-air open workout from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Hear from headliners Minotauro Norgueira and Roy Nelson, co-main eventers Clay Guida and Tatsuya Kawajiri and more!

Apr 8, 2014 8:51 pm

PHOTO | Abu Dhabi Stadium Still Under Construction For Friday’s UFC Event

The Arena for Friday’s UFC event is still being put together. Or at least that’s what it appears like, as earlier today, UFC President Dana White sent out the following: Building the stadium in Abu Dhabi for Big Nog vs Big Country this FRIDAY on Fight Pass!!! pic.twitter.com/YrC1jGiocr — Dana White (@danawhite) April 8, 2014...

Apr 8, 2014 2:06 pm

Roy Nelson: ‘Roy Nelson is definitely a household name’

“Everyone wants to fight Nogueira in the UFC because he’s the only one that’s won a Pride belt and a UFC belt. He’s a legend. He’s one of those guys that comes to fight. He’s an old-school guy where he’s going to try to finish the fight regardless in the first round or fifth round....

Mar 31, 2014 6:24 pm

VIDEO | Roy Nelson’s 50 Second K.O. Over Dave Herman

Roy “Big Country” Nelson needed just 50 seconds to finish Dave Herman at UFC 146. The win sparked a three-fight streak for Nelson, all of which ended by first-round KO. Check out Nelson next at Fight Night Abu Dhabi on UFC Fight Pass.

Mar 27, 2014 6:54 pm

Nelson Gives ‘Nog’ Grappling Edge But Says He Hits Harder

Last night on FOX Sports 1’s ‘UFC Tonight’, Roy Nelson, stopped by to discuss his upcoming headliner against Minotauro Nogueira. The two heavyweights face-off on April 11 from Abu Dhabi exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. Here’s what ‘Big Country’ told the panel during his stint on last night’s show: Roy Nelson on his training camp...

Mar 12, 2014 8:54 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Lineup Finalized With 10 Bouts

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira (Minotauro) vs. Nelson has been finalized, and will go live at 11:30a.m. ET from Abu Dhabi exclusively on…you guessed it, UFC Fight Pass. The card has been finalized with 9 bouts, and will be headlined by the return of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, who will be making his...

Feb 26, 2014 8:12 am

UFC Announces Multiple Fights for UFC FN 39

While initially fairly quiet on the company’s return to Abu Dhabi, with only a few fights rumored, the UFC today announced a plethora of fights. As previously reported, the card is headlined by Antonio Nogueira vs Roy Nelson, with a co-main event of Clay Guida vs Tatsuya Kawajiri. The full card, according to the press...