Roy
Nelson
21-9-0( W-L-D )
Whoever fights me, they'll go, 'I'll never fight Roy Nelson again.'

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 15 fights.
Record: 21-9-0
Summary: Grappling, world-class experience

Fighter Info

Nickname: Big Country
From: Las Vegas, NV USA
Fights Out Of: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Age: 38
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 263 lb ( 119 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
652
34% Successful
222
Types of Successful Strikes
0
222
74% Standing
12%
14%
164
26
32
Striking Defense
47
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
14
21% Successful
3
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
4
0
Takedown Defense
56
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Mark Hunt Sep 20, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Roy Nelson -- -- -- --
Win
Minotauro Nogueira Apr 11, 2014
12 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Roy Nelson 19 0 0 0
Loss
Daniel Cormier Oct 19, 2013
74 3 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Roy Nelson 17 0 0 0
Loss
Roy Nelson Jun 15, 2013
23 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Stipe Miocic 106 1 0 0
Win
Roy Nelson Apr 27, 2013
2 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Cheick Kongo 4 0 0 0
Win
Roy Nelson Dec 15, 2012
23 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Matt Mitrione 13 0 0 0
Win
Roy Nelson May 26, 2012
2 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Dave Herman 3 0 0 0
Loss
Roy Nelson Feb 4, 2012
26 0 1 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fabricio Werdum 91 0 0 1
Win
Mirko Cro Cop Oct 29, 2011
30 0 0 0 R3 KO/TKO
Roy Nelson 32 2 0 2
Loss
Frank Mir May 28, 2011
46 6 0 6 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Roy Nelson 21 0 0 0
Loss
Roy Nelson Aug 7, 2010
40 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Junior Dos Santos 130 1 0 0
Win
Roy Nelson Mar 31, 2010
9 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Stefan Struve 2 0 0 0
Roy Nelson Dec 5, 2009
8 1 0 2 R1 KO/TKO
Brendan Schaub 12 0 0 0
Loss
Andrei Arlovski
EliteXC - Heat
Oct 4, 2008
24 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Roy Nelson 10 0 1 4
Loss
Ben Rothwell
IFL - Moline
Apr 7, 2007
58 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Roy Nelson 37 1 0 0

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
16-3-0
( W-L-D )
Stefan Struve
Stefan Struve
29-6-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Brendan Schaub The Ultimate Fighter® Heavyweights FINALE
Win
Brendan Schaub The Ultimate Fighter® Heavyweights FINALE

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