Roy Nelson "Big Country"

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Roy Nelson's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
03/14/2015 Loss Alistair Overeem UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos Decision Unanimous Decision 3
09/20/2014 Loss Mark Hunt UFC Fight Night Tokyo: Hunt vs Nelson KO 2 3:00
04/11/2014 Win Antonio Nogueira UFC Fight Night:Nelson vs. Nogueira KO Strike 1 3:37
10/19/2013 Loss Daniel Cormier UFC 166: Dos Santos vs Velasquez Decision Unanimous Decision 3
06/15/2013 Loss Stipe Miocic UFC 161: Henderson vs. Evans Decision Unanimous Decision 3
04/27/2013 Win Cheick Kongo UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen KO 1 2:03
12/15/2012 Win Matthew Mitrione UFC on FX TUF Finale: Nelson vs. Mitrione TKO/RSC 1 2:58
05/26/2012 Win Dave Herman UFC 146: Mir vs. Dos Santos TKO/RSC 1 0:51
02/04/2012 Loss Fabricio Werdum UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit Decision Unanimous Decision 3
10/29/2011 Win Mirko Cro Cop UFC 137 : Penn vs. Diaz TKO/RSC 3 1:30
05/28/2011 Loss Frank Mir UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill Decision Unanimous Decision 3
08/07/2010 Loss Junior Dos Santos UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen Decision Unanimous Decision 3
03/31/2010 Win Stefan Struve UFC Fight Night Florian vs Gomi TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 0:39
12/05/2009 Win Brendan Schaub The Ultimate Fighter Heavyweights Finale KO Strike 1 3:45
* 07/08/2009 Win James McSweeney The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 - 07/08/2009 TKO/RSC 1 4:13
* 06/10/2009 Win Kimbo Slice The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 - 06/10/2009 TKO/RSC 2 2:01
03/21/2009 Loss Jeff Monson Square Ring Promotions 3/21/09 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
10/04/2008 Loss Andrei Arlovski EliteXC 10: Kimbo vs. Shamrock KO 2 3:14
05/16/2008 Win Brad Imes International Fight League: New Blood New Battles TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 2:55 Title Fight
02/29/2008 Win Fabiano Scherner International Fight League TKO/RSC 1 3:20 Title Fight
NSF 12/29/2007 Win Antoine Jaoude International Fight League: 2007 World Grand-Prix Final TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 2 0:00 Title Fight
NSF 11/03/2007 Win Bryan Vetell IFL: World Grand Prix 2007 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 3 1:01
06/16/2007 Win Shane Ott International Fight League: 06/16/07 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 04/07/2007 Loss Ben Rothwell International Fight League: 2007 Season Decision Split Decision 3
NSF 02/10/2007 Win Mario Rinaldi Bodog Fight: Paradise Lost TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 2:39
NSF 01/19/2007 Win Vince Lucero International Fight League: 2007 Season Opener TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 1 1:58
NSF 12/15/2006 Loss Josh Curran Bodog Fight: Season 2 St. Petersburg Decision
NSF 07/22/2006 Win Jerome Smith Fightforce 2: Butte Brawl 2 Submission Side Choke 1 4:13
NSF 05/06/2006 Win Jason Godsey Fightforce 1: Butte Brawl 1 Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 4:42
04/01/2006 Win Mike Buchkovich World Extreme Fighting 17 Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 2:06
NSF 08/28/2004 Win Ray Seraille Pacific X-Treme Combat 3 - Return of the Enforcer Submission 2
NSF 04/17/2004 Win Bo Cantrell Rage at the River Submission Hammer Lock 3 2:52
NSF 04/17/2004 Win Jerry Vrbanovic Rage at the River Decision Split Decision 3
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest

Fighter Bio


Roy "Big Country" Nelson is an American Mixed Martial Artist from Las Vegas, Nevada. He is a veteran from the Nevada-based Lions team of the International Fight League, training under coach Ken Shamrock. Nelson was a football and baseball player and wrestler in high school, he began his MMA career in 2004. He's won numerous grappling titles and has competed at the pretigious Abu Dhabi Grappling Championships. He also is an accomplished grappler with a lot of good jiujitsu experience but he is adapting to his standup game of late as he's training hard on his striking of late. He suffered the first loss of his career on the second season of BodogFIGHT in St. Petersburg, Russia, losing to Josh "Buffalohead" Curran.