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Roy Nelson Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 26-19-0

Nelson was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and attended Cimarron-Memorial High School, where he competed in wrestling, football, and baseball. Nelson briefly trained in karate and began training in Ark Wong's Ng Ga Kuen Shaolin Kung Fu when he was 15 years old. Nelson worked briefly as a warehouse worker in 1999. Nelson originally began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under UFC veteran John Lewis in 2000. After seven years working as a substitute teacher and after-school program volunteer in Clark County, Nelson began his own career in mixed martial arts. Nelson has been a long-time student of Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Renzo Gracie, who granted him a black belt on August 26, 2009. Nelson was known initially for his strong Jiu-Jitsu game, and has competed at the Abu Dhabi Grappling Championships.

Last Fight: Valentin Moldavsky
Age: 46
Height 6'0"
Weight 249 lbs
Nick Name: "Big Country"
Nationality: United States
Association: Country Club
26 Wins
KO / TKO
17
65%
Submission
5
19%
Decisions
5
19%
19 Losses
KO / TKO
3
15%
Submission
0
0%
Decisions
16
84%

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Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kung Fu
Stance Orthodox
Team Xtreme Couture
Trainer Boxing: Jeff MayweatherBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Renzo Gracie
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Renzo GracieBlack sash in Kung Fu
Years active 2004–present (MMA)

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Roy Nelson next fight?
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Roy Nelson last fight?
Roy Nelson lost his last fight against Valentin Moldavsky by Decision (Unanimous) on Aug. 21, 2020 at Bellator 244 - Bader vs. Nemkov.
Is Roy Nelson retired?
Roy Nelson last fought Valentin Moldavsky 2 years 3 months and 18 days ago, and should be considered inactive.
Should I bet on Roy Nelson?
Roy Nelson has a 57% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 60% of his fights.
Out of the 30 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -231 favorite, and out of 18 favored matches, he has won 72% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 12 matches, with a win rate of 8% and an odds average of +212.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 30 of Roy Nelson betting fights, you would have lost $887.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have lost $190.
Where is Roy Nelson from?
Roy Nelson is from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Has Roy Nelson ever been knocked out?
Roy Nelson has lost 3 times by KO/TKO. He was last defeated by TKO (Knees and Punches) from Sergei Kharitonov on Oct. 12, 2018 at Bellator 207 - Mitrione vs. Bader
How long has Roy Nelson been fighting?
Roy Nelson has been fighting for a period of 11 years 1 month 11 days, his first fight was on Jun. 10, 2009 at UFC - The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 Opening Round, Day 2. He has accumalated roughly 7 hours, 20 minutes and 7 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
loss Valentin Moldavsky Bellator 244 - Bader vs. Nemkov
Aug/21/2020
Decision (Unanimous) Kerry Hatley 3 5:00
loss Frank Mir Bellator 231 - Mir vs. Nelson 2
Oct/25/2019
Decision (Unanimous) Todd Anderson 3 5:00
loss Mirko Filipovic Bellator 216 - MVP vs. Daley
Feb/16/2019
Decision (Unanimous) Leon Roberts 3 5:00
loss Sergei Kharitonov Bellator 207 - Mitrione vs. Bader
Oct/12/2018
TKO (Knees and Punches) Dan Miragliotta 1 4:59
loss Matt Mitrione Bellator 194 - Nelson vs. Mitrione
Feb/16/2018
Decision (Majority) Dan Miragliotta 3 5:00
win Javy Ayala Bellator 183 - Henderson vs. Freire
Sep/23/2017
Decision (Unanimous) Jason Herzog 3 5:00
loss Alexander Volkov UFC on Fox 24 - Johnson vs. Reis
Apr/15/2017
Decision (Unanimous) Dan Miragliotta 3 5:00
win Antonio Silva UFC Fight Night 95 - Cyborg vs. Lansberg
Sep/24/2016
KO (Punches) John McCarthy 2 4:10
loss Derrick Lewis UFC Fight Night 90 - Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez
Jul/07/2016
Decision (Split) John McCarthy 3 5:00
win Jared Rosholt UFC Fight Night 82 - Hendricks vs. Thompson
Feb/06/2016
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 3 5:00
loss Josh Barnett UFC Fight Night 75 - Barnett vs. Nelson
Sep/26/2015
Decision (Unanimous) Steve Perceval 5 5:00
loss Alistair Overeem UFC 185 - Pettis vs. dos Anjos
Mar/14/2015
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 3 5:00
loss Mark Hunt UFC Fight Night 52 - Hunt vs. Nelson
Sep/20/2014
KO (Punch) Leon Roberts 2 3:00
win Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira UFC Fight Night 39 - Nogueira vs. Nelson
Apr/11/2014
KO (Punch) Leon Roberts 1 3:37
loss Daniel Cormier UFC 166 - Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3
Oct/19/2013
Decision (Unanimous) Jacob Montalvo 3 5:00
loss Stipe Miocic UFC 161 - Evans vs. Henderson
Jun/15/2013
Decision (Unanimous) Jerin Valel 3 5:00
win Cheick Kongo UFC 159 - Jones vs. Sonnen
Apr/27/2013
KO (Punches) Kevin Mulhall 1 2:03
win Matt Mitrione UFC - The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale
Dec/15/2012
TKO (Punches) Herb Dean 1 2:58
win Dave Herman UFC 146 - Dos Santos vs. Mir
May/26/2012
KO (Punch) Steve Mazzagatti 1 0:51
loss Fabricio Werdum UFC 143 - Diaz vs. Condit
Feb/04/2012
Decision (Unanimous) Josh Rosenthal 3 5:00
win Mirko Filipovic UFC 137 - Penn vs. Diaz
Oct/29/2011
TKO (Punches) Steve Mazzagatti 3 1:30
loss Frank Mir UFC 130 - Rampage vs. Hamill
May/28/2011
Decision (Unanimous) Josh Rosenthal 3 5:00
loss Junior dos Santos UFC 117 - Silva vs. Sonnen
Aug/07/2010
Decision (Unanimous) Marcos Rosales 3 5:00
win Stefan Struve UFC Fight Night 21 - Florian vs. Gomi
Mar/31/2010
TKO (Punches) Dan Miragliotta 1 0:39
win Brendan Schaub UFC - The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale
Dec/05/2009
KO (Punch) Herb Dean 1 3:45
loss Jeff Monson SRP - March Badness
Mar/21/2009
Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
loss Andrei Arlovski EliteXC - Heat
Oct/04/2008
KO (Punch) Jorge Ortiz 2 1:46
win Brad Imes IFL - Connecticut
May/16/2008
TKO (Punches) 1 2:55
win Fabiano Scherner IFL - Las Vegas
Feb/29/2008
TKO (Punches) Steve Mazzagatti 1 3:20
win Antoine Jaoude IFL - World Grand Prix Finals
Dec/29/2007
KO (Punch) 2 0:22
win Bryan Vetell IFL - World Grand Prix Semifinals
Nov/03/2007
TKO (Punches) 3 1:01
win Shane Ott IFL - Las Vegas
Jun/16/2007
Decision (Unanimous) 3 4:00
loss Ben Rothwell IFL - Moline
Apr/07/2007
Decision (Split) 3 4:00
win Mario Rinaldi Bodog Fight - Costa Rica Combat
Feb/17/2007
TKO (Punches) 1 2:38
win Vince Lucero IFL - Oakland
Jan/19/2007
TKO (Punches) 1 1:55
loss Josh Curran Bodog Fight - Clash of the Nations
Dec/16/2006
Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
win Jerome Smith FF 2 - FightForce: Butte Brawl 2
Jul/22/2006
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) 1 4:13
win Jason Godsey FF 1 - FightForce: Butte Brawl 1
May/06/2006
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 4:42
win Michael Buchkovich WEF 17 - World Extreme Fighting 17
Apr/01/2006
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Jon Schorle 1 0:56
win Ray Seraile PXC 3 - Return of the Enforcer
Aug/28/2004
TKO (Submission to Punches) 2 3:41
win Jerry Vrbanovic ROTR - Rage on the River
Apr/17/2004
Decision (Split) 3 3:00
win Bo Cantrell ROTR - Rage on the River
Apr/17/2004
Submission (Hammerlock) 3 2:52
win James McSweeney UFC - The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 Semifinals
Jul/08/2009
TKO (Punches) Steve Mazzagatti 1 4:13
win Justin Wren UFC - The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 Quarterfinals, Day 1
Jun/29/2009
Decision (Majority) Josh Rosenthal 2 5:00
win Kevin Ferguson UFC - The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 Opening Round, Day 2
Jun/10/2009
TKO (Punches) Herb Dean 2 2:01