Archive: Roy Nelson

Aug 9, 2014 7:22 am

Faber replaced with with Alex Caceres at UFC Fight Night 52

Due to an injury, Urijah Faber has been removed from the UFC Fight Night 52 card, and he has been replaced with “Bruce Leroy” Alex Caceres. Faber was set to face off against UFC newcomer, Masenori Kanehara (22-11-5). The UFCs Japanese website cited the change late this week. Kanehara is a 31-year-old Japanese native that...

Aug 8, 2014 1:38 pm

Hunt Blames Unemployment Tweets On Hunger

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt confused fans earlier this week when he said he was officially unemployed on twitter. UFC President Dana White was forced to then come out and deny that claim, which has now lead to the following: Looking forward to japan sept 20 troops sorry about unemployment tweet I was hungry no carbs...

Jul 12, 2014 3:24 pm

Akiyama Expected To Return Against Noke In Japan

Japanese superstar Yoshihiro Akiyama is expected to make his highly anticipated return to action when the UFC touches down in Japan this September. While not yet official, Akiyama is in talks with the UFC to face off with Kyle Noke. Headlined by a heavyweight matchup between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson, the UFC’s Fight Night...

Jul 8, 2014 9:00 am

UFC Fight Night Japan: Hunt vs. Nelson Promo

UFC Fight Night Japan: Hunt vs. Nelson is coming up this September at the Saitama Super Arena, and to get the fans pumped up, the UFC released this promo video. Check it out.

Jun 27, 2014 6:37 am

The UFC Adds Three Big Names To UFN: Hunt vs. Nelson

The UFC will return to Japan in September for UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson event. It appears that the UFC is planning on giving the Japanese fans a huge night of fights featuring plenty of fan favorites and local talent. It’s safe to say that Mark Hunt is one of those favorites. As for...

Jun 26, 2014 11:00 am

PHOTO | Roy Nelson Trains With Sumo Wrestlers

Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson is taking in the arts while in Japan. The Caption Reads, How does @roynelsonmma prepare for#UFCFightNight in Japan? By training alongside Japanese sumo wrestlers, of course! #UFCJapan

May 16, 2014 10:30 am

BATTLE OF THE BELLIES – Hunt Favors Roy Nelson As Next Opponent

Mark Hunt said that he’s ready to go and he’s already eyeing another big, bad, heavyweight. Last week on UFC Tonight, the idea that Mark Hunt could be facing Roy “Big Country” Nelson in Japan was put out, suggesting that everyone was just waiting on a clear bill of health from both fighters (both are...

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!