Roy
Nelson
21-11-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #11 Heavyweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night / 1 Fight of the Night
  4 Knockout of the Night
Whoever fights me, they'll go, 'I'll never fight Roy Nelson again.'

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 16 fights.
Record: 21-11-0
Summary: Grappling, world-class experience

Fighter Info

Nickname: Big Country
From: Las Vegas, NV USA
Fights Out Of: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Age: 39
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 263 lb ( 119 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
789
34% Successful
265
Types of Successful Strikes
0
265
75% Standing
13%
12%
198
35
32
Striking Defense
49
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
24
17% Successful
4
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
5
0
Takedown Defense
61
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Roy Nelson
UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs Nelson
Sep 26, 2015
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Loss
Roy Nelson
Mar 14, 2015
23
62
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Roy Nelson
Sep 20, 2014
32
20
0
1
0
0
0
1
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Roy Nelson
Apr 11, 2014
12
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO Performance of the Night
Loss
Roy Nelson
Oct 19, 2013
74
17
3
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Roy Nelson
Jun 15, 2013
23
106
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Roy Nelson
Apr 27, 2013
2
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO Knockout of the Night
Win
Roy Nelson
Dec 15, 2012
23
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Roy Nelson
May 26, 2012
2
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO Knockout of the Night
Loss
Roy Nelson
Feb 4, 2012
26
91
0
0
1
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Roy Nelson
Oct 29, 2011
30
32
0
2
0
0
0
2
R3 KO/TKO
Loss
Roy Nelson
May 28, 2011
46
21
6
0
0
0
6
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Roy Nelson
Aug 7, 2010
40
130
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Roy Nelson
Mar 31, 2010
9
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO Knockout of the Night
Roy Nelson
Dec 5, 2009
8
12
1
0
0
0
2
0
R1 KO/TKO Knockout of the Night
Loss
Roy Nelson
EliteXC - Heat
Oct 4, 2008
24
10
0
0
0
1
0
4
R2 KO/TKO
Loss
Roy Nelson
IFL - Moline
Apr 7, 2007
58
37
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Split

Biography

TRAINING: A typical day of training is simple: have fun doing what I love and that is punching people in the face. And there’s the secret ninja training that I do on Saturdays.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting 2004, because training fighters wasn't paying the bills.

What ranks and titles have you held? IFL Grand Prix Champion, IFL HWY Champion, Black Belt in jiu-jitsu

Do you have any heroes? The only heroes I have are my friends and family (Wife) that support me and help me become a better person and fighter.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
To fight in the UFC, is a dream that turned into reality.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? N/A

What was your job before you started fighting? Working with kids in before and after school programs, substitute teacher.

If any, list ranks in any martial arts styles:
Black belt in Roi Kan Do and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Favorite grappling technique: Takedown

Favorite Striking technique: Face Punch

•    Four wins by submission, 10 by TKO / KO. All UFC wins by KO

•    Two of three UFC wins (over Schaub and Struve) have won Knockout of the Night honors

•    Three sport athlete (wrestling, football, baseball) at Cimarron Memorial High School

•    First jiu-jitsu trainer was UFC vet John Lewis; received Black belt from Renzo Gracie

•    Former IFL Heavyweight champion

•    Won five of seven fights leading up to TUF

•    Holds wins over UFC vets Brad Imes, Fabiano Scherner, Stefan Struve, Kimbo Slice, Brendan Schaub, and Mirko Cro Cop.

•    6-1 in stint with IFL

•    Win over Cro Cop broke two fight losing streak

•    One of two men to go three rounds with Junior Dos Santos.

Career

Trained With

Dan Hardy
Dan Hardy
25-10-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Renzo Gracie
Renzo Gracie
13-7-1, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Junior Dos Santos
Junior Dos Santos
17-3-0
( W-L-D )
Stefan Struve
Stefan Struve
29-7-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
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