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Age 42
Gender Male
Height 6' 0"
Weight 265 lbs.

Roy Nelson is a MMA fighter with a professional fight record of 23 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 23-16-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 14 years, 5 months, 25 days
Rounds Fought 72.3
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 13
Finish Rate 82.6%
Finished Rate 18.8%
Win by Decision Rate 17.4%
Loss by Decision Rate 81.3%
Win by KO Rate 60.9%
Loss by KO Rate 18.8%
Win by SUB Rate 21.7%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

2 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) 13:08
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Weightclass Opponent Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 10/12/2018 L HW
(263.2 vs. 263.0)
Sergei Kharitonov KO (Strike)
Bellator MMA 207
1 4:59
Official MMA Fight Results 02/16/2018 L HW
(267.0* vs. 255.0)
Matthew Mitrione Decision (Majority Decision)
Bellator MMA 194
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/23/2017 W HW
(262.4 vs. 265.3)
Javier Ayala Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator MMA 183
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/15/2017 L HW
(262.0 vs. 245.0)
Alexander Volkov Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night: Johnson vs. Reis
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/24/2016 W
(258.0 vs. 265.0)
Antonio Silva KO (Strike)
UFN: CYBORG vs. LANSBERG
2 4:10
Official MMA Fight Results 07/07/2016 L HW
(263.0 vs. 265.5)
Derrick Lewis Decision (Split Decision)
UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/06/2016 W HW
(258.0 vs. 245.0)
Jared Rosholt Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs Thompson
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/27/2015 L HW
(265.0 vs. 265.0)
Josh Barnett Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night 75 (Japan): Nelson vs Barnatt
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/14/2015 L HW
(254.0 vs. 247.0)
Alistair Overeem Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/20/2014 L HW
(265.0 vs. 265.0)
Mark Hunt KO
UFC Fight Night Tokyo: Hunt vs Nelson
2 3:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/11/2014 W HW
(265.0 vs. 265.0)
Antonio Nogueira KO (Strike)
UFC Fight Night:Nelson vs. Nogueira
1 3:37
Official MMA Fight Results 10/19/2013 L HW
(249.0 vs. 224.0)
Daniel Cormier Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 166: Dos Santos vs Velasquez
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 06/15/2013 L HW
(260.0 vs. 243.0)
Stipe Miocic Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 161: Henderson vs. Evans
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/27/2013 W HW
(258.0 vs. 237.0)
Cheick Kongo KO
UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen
1 2:03
Official MMA Fight Results 12/15/2012 W HW
(252.0 vs. 257.0)
Matthew Mitrione TKO/RSC
UFC on FX TUF Finale: Nelson vs. Mitrione
1 2:58
Official MMA Fight Results 05/26/2012 W HW
(254.0 vs. 233.0)
Dave Herman TKO/RSC
UFC 146: Mir vs. Dos Santos
1 0:51
Official MMA Fight Results 02/04/2012 L HW
(246.0 vs. 246.0)
Fabricio Werdum Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/29/2011 W HW
(252.0 vs. 235.0)
Mirko Cro Cop TKO/RSC
UFC 137 : Penn vs. Diaz
3 1:30
Official MMA Fight Results 05/28/2011 L HW
(260.0 vs. 260.0)
Frank Mir Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 08/07/2010 L HW
(263.0 vs. 240.0)
Junior Dos Santos Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/31/2010 W HW
(263.0 vs. 248.0)
Stefan Struve TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC Fight Night Florian vs Gomi
1 0:39
Official MMA Fight Results 12/05/2009 W HW
(263.0 vs. 240.0)
Brendan Schaub KO (Strike)
The Ultimate Fighter Heavyweights Finale
1 3:45
Official MMA Fight Results 07/08/2009 W HW
(264.0 vs. 229.0)
James McSweeney TKO/RSC
The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 - 07/08/2009*
1 4:13
Official MMA Fight Results 06/10/2009 W HW
(264.0 vs. 230.0)
Kimbo Slice TKO/RSC
The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 - 06/10/2009*
2 2:01
Official MMA Fight Results 03/21/2009 L HW
(262.0 vs. 245.7)
Jeff Monson Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Square Ring Promotions 3/21/09
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/04/2008 L HW
(262.7 vs. 240.7)
Andrei Arlovski KO
EliteXC 10: Kimbo vs. Shamrock
2 3:14
Official MMA Fight Results 05/16/2008 W HW Brad Imes TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
International Fight League: New Blood New Battles
1 2:55
Official MMA Fight Results 02/29/2008 W HW
(261.0 vs. 260.0)
Fabiano Scherner TKO/RSC
International Fight League
1 3:20
NSF 12/29/2007 W HW
(258.0 vs. 253.0)
Antoine Jaoude TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
International Fight League: 2007 World Grand-Prix Final
2 0:00
NSF 11/03/2007 W HW Bryan Vetell TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
IFL: World Grand Prix 2007
3 1:01
Official MMA Fight Results 06/16/2007 W HW
(259.0 vs. 260.0)
Shane Ott Decision (Unanimous Decision)
International Fight League: 06/16/07
3 5:00
NSF 04/07/2007 L Ben Rothwell Decision (Split Decision)
International Fight League: 2007 Season
3 4:00
NSF 02/10/2007 W Mario Rinaldi TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Bodog Fight: Paradise Lost
1 2:39
NSF 01/19/2007 W HW Vince Lucero TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
International Fight League: 2007 Season Opener
1 1:58
NSF 12/15/2006 L Josh Curran Decision
Bodog Fight: Season 2 St. Petersburg
NSF 07/22/2006 W Jerome Smith Submission (Side Choke)
Fightforce 2: Butte Brawl 2
1 4:13
NSF 05/06/2006 W Jason Godsey Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Fightforce 1: Butte Brawl 1
1 4:42
Official MMA Fight Results 04/01/2006 W HW
(249.0 vs. 260.0)
Mike Buchkovich Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
World Extreme Fighting 17
1 2:06
NSF 08/28/2004 W Ray Seraille Submission
Pacific X-Treme Combat 3 - Return of the Enforcer
2 5:00
NSF 04/17/2004 W Bo Cantrell Submission (Hammer Lock)
Rage at the River
3 2:52
NSF 04/17/2004 W Jerry Vrbanovic 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