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Age 43
Gender Male
Height 6' 0"
Weight Class Heavyweight

Roy Nelson is a MMA fighter with a professional fight record of 23 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 23-17-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 14 years, 9 months, 30 days
Rounds Fought 75.3
Avg. Fights/Year 2.7
Longest Layoff 1 year, 7 months, 4 days
Quickest Turnaround 3 weeks, 1 day

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 14 5 4
Losses 3 0 14
Finish Rate 82.6%
Finished Rate 17.6%
Win by Decision Rate 17.4%
Loss by Decision Rate 82.4%
Win by KO Rate 60.9%
Loss by KO Rate 17.6%
Win by SUB Rate 21.7%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

3 Losses

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:39
Fastest KO 00:39
Fastest SUB 02:06
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.3
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 06:34
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 2.6
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 13:14
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 02/16/2019 L
(23-16-0)
Mirko Cro Cop
(37-11-2)
HW
(259.5 vs. 234.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator MMA 216
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/12/2018 L
(23-15-0)
Sergei Kharitonov
(27-6-0)
HW
(263.2 vs. 263.0)
KO (Strike)
Bellator MMA 207
1 4:59
Official MMA Fight Results 02/16/2018 L
(23-14-0)
Matthew Mitrione
(12-5-0)
HW
(267.0* vs. 255.0)
Decision (Majority Decision)
Bellator MMA 194
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/23/2017 W
(22-14-0)
Javier Ayala
(9-5-0)
HW
(262.4 vs. 265.3)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator MMA 183
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/15/2017 L
(22-13-0)
Alexander Volkov
(28-6-0)
HW
(262.0 vs. 245.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night: Johnson vs. Reis
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/24/2016 W
(21-13-0)
Antonio Silva
(19-9-0)

(258.0 vs. 265.0)
KO (Strike)
UFN: CYBORG vs. LANSBERG
2 4:10
Official MMA Fight Results 07/07/2016 L
(21-12-0)
Derrick Lewis
(15-4-0)
HW
(263.0 vs. 265.5)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/06/2016 W
(20-12-0)
Jared Rosholt
(14-2-0)
HW
(258.0 vs. 245.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs Thompson
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/27/2015 L
(20-11-0)
Josh Barnett
(27-7-0)
HW
(265.0 vs. 265.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night 75 (Japan): Nelson vs Barnatt
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/14/2015 L
(20-10-0)
Alistair Overeem
(38-14-0)
HW
(254.0 vs. 247.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/20/2014 L
(20-9-0)
Mark Hunt
(9-8-0)
HW
(265.0 vs. 265.0)
KO
UFC Fight Night Tokyo: Hunt vs Nelson
2 3:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/11/2014 W
(19-9-0)
Antonio Nogueira
(34-8-1)
HW
(265.0 vs. 265.0)
KO (Strike)
UFC Fight Night:Nelson vs. Nogueira
1 3:37
Official MMA Fight Results 10/19/2013 L
(19-8-0)
Daniel Cormier
(12-0-0)
HW
(249.0 vs. 224.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 166: Dos Santos vs Velasquez
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 06/15/2013 L
(19-7-0)
Stipe Miocic
(9-1-0)
HW
(260.0 vs. 243.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 161: Henderson vs. Evans
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/27/2013 W
(18-7-0)
Cheick Kongo
(18-7-2)
HW
(258.0 vs. 237.0)
KO
UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen
1 2:03
Official MMA Fight Results 12/15/2012 W
(17-7-0)
Matthew Mitrione
(5-1-0)
HW
(252.0 vs. 257.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC on FX TUF Finale: Nelson vs. Mitrione
1 2:58
Official MMA Fight Results 05/26/2012 W
(16-7-0)
Dave Herman
(20-3-0)
HW
(254.0 vs. 233.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 146: Mir vs. Dos Santos
1 0:51
Official MMA Fight Results 02/04/2012 L
(16-6-0)
Fabricio Werdum
(14-5-1)
HW
(246.0 vs. 246.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/29/2011 W
(15-6-0)
Mirko Cro Cop
(27-9-2)
HW
(252.0 vs. 235.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 137 : Penn vs. Diaz
3 1:30
Official MMA Fight Results 05/28/2011 L
(15-5-0)
Frank Mir
(14-5-0)
HW
(260.0 vs. 260.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 08/07/2010 L
(15-4-0)
Junior Dos Santos
(11-1-0)
HW
(263.0 vs. 240.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/31/2010 W
(14-4-0)
Stefan Struve
(18-3-0)
HW
(263.0 vs. 248.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC Fight Night Florian vs Gomi
1 0:39
Official MMA Fight Results 12/05/2009 W
(13-4-0)
Brendan Schaub
(3-0-0)
HW
(263.0 vs. 240.0)
KO (Strike)
The Ultimate Fighter Heavyweights Finale
1 3:45
Official MMA Fight Results 07/08/2009 W
(13-4-0)
James McSweeney
(3-4-0)
HW
(264.0 vs. 229.0)
TKO/RSC
The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 - 07/08/2009*
1 4:13
Official MMA Fight Results 06/10/2009 W
(13-4-0)
Kimbo Slice
(3-1-0)
HW
(264.0 vs. 230.0)
TKO/RSC
The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 - 06/10/2009*
2 2:01
Official MMA Fight Results 03/21/2009 L
(13-3-0)
Jeff Monson
(28-8-0)
HW
(262.0 vs. 245.7)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Square Ring Promotions 3/21/09
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/04/2008 L
(13-2-0)
Andrei Arlovski
(14-5-0)
HW
(262.7 vs. 240.7)
KO
EliteXC 10: Kimbo vs. Shamrock
2 3:14
Official MMA Fight Results 05/16/2008 W
(12-2-0)
Brad Imes
(11-4-0)
HW TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
International Fight League: New Blood New Battles
1 2:55
Official MMA Fight Results 02/29/2008 W
(11-2-0)
Fabiano Scherner
(7-5-0)
HW
(261.0 vs. 260.0)
TKO/RSC
International Fight League
1 3:20
NSF 12/29/2007 W
(10-2-0)
Antoine Jaoude
(7-2-0)
HW
(258.0 vs. 253.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
International Fight League: 2007 World Grand-Prix Final
2 0:00
NSF 11/03/2007 W
(9-2-0)
Bryan Vetell
(3-2-0)
HW TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
IFL: World Grand Prix 2007
3 1:01
Official MMA Fight Results 06/16/2007 W
(8-2-0)
Shane Ott
(3-0-0)
HW
(259.0 vs. 260.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
International Fight League: 06/16/07
3 5:00
NSF 04/07/2007 L
(8-1-0)
Ben Rothwell
(25-5-0)
Decision (Split Decision)
International Fight League: 2007 Season
3 4:00
NSF 02/10/2007 W
(7-1-0)
Mario Rinaldi
(5-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Bodog Fight: Paradise Lost
1 2:39
NSF 01/19/2007 W
(6-1-0)
Vince Lucero
(18-10-0)
HW TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
International Fight League: 2007 Season Opener
1 1:58
NSF 12/15/2006 L
(6-0-0)
Josh Curran
(1-0-0)
Decision
Bodog Fight: Season 2 St. Petersburg
NSF 07/22/2006 W
(5-0-0)
Jerome Smith
(6-8-1)
Submission (Side Choke)
Fightforce 2: Butte Brawl 2
1 4:13
NSF 05/06/2006 W
(4-0-0)
Jason Godsey
(16-15-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Fightforce 1: Butte Brawl 1
1 4:42
Official MMA Fight Results 04/01/2006 W
(3-0-0)
Mike Buchkovich
(7-1-1)
HW
(249.0 vs. 260.0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
World Extreme Fighting 17
1 2:06
NSF 08/28/2004 W
(2-0-0)
Ray Seraille
(3-6-0)
Submission
Pacific X-Treme Combat 3 - Return of the Enforcer
2 5:00
NSF 04/17/2004 W
(0-0-0)
Bo Cantrell
(3-2-0)
Submission (Hammer Lock)
Rage at the River
3 2:52
NSF 04/17/2004 W
(0-0-0)
Jerry Vrbanovic
(3-4-1)
Decision (Split Decision)
Rage at the River
3 3:00
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class