A heavyweight tilt between Roy Nelson (21-12 MMA) and Jared Rosholt (14-3 MMA) served as the co-main event for UFC Fight Night 82 in Las Vegas.
Round one begins and Nelson is pressing forward with his right hand loaded and ready to fly. Rosholt is moving well but not landing anything. Big uppercut misses for “Big Country”. He tries another massive right hand but it also misses. Nice uppercut lands for Nelson. He follows that up with a jab. Rosholt responds with a good punch and then an uppercut. Jared lands another good short left and then a couple of jabs. Round one comes to an end.
Round two starts up and both men land decent shots. Good leg kick scores for Nelson. Nelson is landing the harder shots but Rosholt is finding a home for his left jab. Nelson presses forward with strikes as round two comes to an end.
Roy Nelson comes out swinging to begin the final round. He lands a stiff jab to the face of Jared. “Big Country” is chasing him down now. Big right hand partially lands for Nelson. Roy steps in with a left. Rosholt presses forward with uppercuts and then a leg kick. Good jab scores for Rosholt. Roy responds with a good right. Jared ducks under and shoots in for a takedown but Nelson is able to shake it off. Both men trade jabs. Nelson misses with a right. Rosholt misses with an uppercut. The fight comes to an end.
Roy Nelson defeats Jared Rosholt via decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)