Roy
Nelson

"Big Country"
  • Age:
    44
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Height:
    6' 0"
  • Weight:
    265
  • Fighting Out Of:
    Nevada

Stats

W-L-D
23-19-0
(T)KO
14-3
SUB
5-0

Roy
Nelson

"Big Country"
  • Age:
    44
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Height:
    6' 0"
  • Weight:
    265
  • Fighting Out Of:
    Nevada

Stats

W-L-D
23-19-0
(T)KO
14-3
SUB
5-0

Professional Career Statistics

Current Streak

  • Losses:
    5

Quick Hits

  • Fastest Win:
    00:39
  • Fastest KO:
    00:39
  • Fastest SUB:
    02:06

(T)KO/DEC/SUB Rates

  • Finish Rate:
    82.6%
  • Finished Rate:
    15.8%
  • Win by Decision Rate:
    17.4%
  • Loss by Decision Rate:
    84.2%
  • Win by KO Rate:
    60.9%
  • Loss by KO Rate:
    15.8%
  • Win by SUB Rate:
    21.7%
  • Loss by SUB Rate:
    0%

Time in cage

  • Pro Record:
    23-19-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Career Length:
    16 years, 4 months, 4 days
  • Rounds Fought:
    81.3
  • Avg. Fights/Year:
    2.6
  • Longest Layoff:
    1 years, 7 month, 4 days
  • Quickest Turnaround:
    22 days

By the rounds

  • Ave. Rounds (Ws):
    1.3
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ws):
    06:34
  • Ave. Rounds (Ls):
    2.7
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ls):
    13:25

Professional Fight Record

Date Res. Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
08/21/2020
Loss
23-18-0
Valentin Moldavskii
(10-1-0)
Heavyweight
264.9 vs 234.6
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator MMA 244
3 05:00
10/25/2019
Loss
23-17-0
Frank Mir
(18-13-0)
Heavyweight
258 vs 275
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator MMA 231
3 05:00
02/16/2019
Loss
23-16-0
Mirko Cro Cop
(37-11-2)
Heavyweight
259.5 vs 234.5
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator MMA 216
3 05:00
10/12/2018
Loss
23-15-0
Sergei Kharitonov
(27-6-0)
Heavyweight
263.2 vs 263
KO (Strike)
Bellator MMA 207
1 04:59
02/16/2018
Loss
23-14-0
Matthew Mitrione
(12-5-0)
Heavyweight
267 vs 255
Decision (Majority Decision)
Bellator MMA 194
3 05:00
09/23/2017
Win
22-14-0
Javier Ayala
(9-5-0)
Heavyweight
262.4 vs 265.3
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator MMA 183
3 05:00
04/15/2017
Loss
22-13-0
Alexander Volkov
(28-6-0)
Heavyweight
262 vs 245
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night: Johnson vs. Reis
3 05:00
09/24/2016
Win
21-13-0
Antonio Silva
(19-9-0)

258 vs 265
KO (Strike)
UFN: CYBORG vs. LANSBERG
2 04:10
07/07/2016
Loss
21-12-0
Derrick Lewis
(15-4-0)
Heavyweight
263 vs 265.5
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez
3 05:00
02/06/2016
Win
20-12-0
Jared Rosholt
(14-2-0)
Heavyweight
258 vs 245
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs Thompson
3 05:00
09/27/2015
Loss
20-11-0
Josh Barnett
(27-7-0)
Heavyweight
265 vs 265
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night 75 (Japan): Nelson vs Barnatt
5 05:00
03/14/2015
Loss
20-10-0
Alistair Overeem
(38-14-0)
Heavyweight
254 vs 247
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos
3 05:00
09/20/2014
Loss
20-9-0
Mark Hunt
(9-8-0)
Heavyweight
265 vs 265
KO
UFC Fight Night Tokyo: Hunt vs Nelson
2 03:00
04/11/2014
Win
19-9-0
Antonio Nogueira
(34-8-1)
Heavyweight
265 vs 265
KO (Strike)
UFC Fight Night:Nelson vs. Nogueira
1 03:37
10/19/2013
Loss
19-8-0
Daniel Cormier
(12-0-0)
Heavyweight
249 vs 224
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 166: Dos Santos vs Velasquez
3 05:00
06/15/2013
Loss
19-7-0
Stipe Miocic
(9-1-0)
Heavyweight
260 vs 243
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 161: Henderson vs. Evans
3 05:00
04/27/2013
Win
18-7-0
Cheick Kongo
(18-7-2)
Heavyweight
258 vs 237
KO
UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen
1 02:03
12/15/2012
Win
17-7-0
Matthew Mitrione
(5-1-0)
Heavyweight
252 vs 257
TKO/RSC
UFC on FX TUF Finale: Nelson vs. Mitrione
1 02:58
05/26/2012
Win
16-7-0
Dave Herman
(20-3-0)
Heavyweight
254 vs 233
TKO/RSC
UFC 146: Mir vs. Dos Santos
1 00:51
02/04/2012
Loss
16-6-0
Fabricio Werdum
(14-5-1)
Heavyweight
246 vs 246
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit
3 05:00
10/29/2011
Win
15-6-0
Mirko Cro Cop
(27-9-2)
Heavyweight
252 vs 235
TKO/RSC
UFC 137 : Penn vs. Diaz
3 01:30
05/28/2011
Loss
15-5-0
Frank Mir
(14-5-0)
Heavyweight
260 vs 260
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill
3 05:00
08/07/2010
Loss
15-4-0
Junior Dos Santos
(11-1-0)
Heavyweight
263 vs 240
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen
3 05:00
03/31/2010
Win
14-4-0
Stefan Struve
(18-3-0)
Heavyweight
263 vs 248
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC Fight Night Florian vs Gomi
1 00:39
12/05/2009
Win
13-4-0
Brendan Schaub
(3-0-0)
Heavyweight
263 vs 240
KO (Strike)
The Ultimate Fighter Heavyweights Finale
1 03:45
07/08/2009
Win
13-4-0
James McSweeney
(3-4-0)
Heavyweight
264 vs 229
TKO/RSC
The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 - 07/08/2009
1 04:13
06/10/2009
Win
13-4-0
Kimbo Slice
(3-1-0)
Heavyweight
264 vs 230
TKO/RSC
The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 - 06/10/2009
2 02:01
03/21/2009
Loss
13-3-0
Jeff Monson
(28-8-0)
Heavyweight
262 vs 245.7
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Square Ring Promotions 3/21/09
3 05:00
10/04/2008
Loss
13-2-0
Andrei Arlovski
(14-5-0)
Heavyweight
262.7 vs 240.7
KO
EliteXC 10: Kimbo vs. Shamrock
2 03:14
05/16/2008
Win
12-2-0
Brad Imes
(11-4-0)
Heavyweight
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
International Fight League: New Blood New Battles
1 02:55
02/29/2008
Win
11-2-0
Fabiano Scherner
(7-5-0)
Heavyweight
261 vs 260
TKO/RSC
International Fight League
1 03:20
NSF
12/29/2007
Win
10-2-0
Antoine Jaoude
(7-2-0)
Heavyweight
258 vs 253
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
International Fight League: 2007 World Grand-Prix Final
2 00:00
NSF
11/03/2007
Win
9-2-0
Bryan Vetell
(3-2-0)
Heavyweight
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
IFL: World Grand Prix 2007
3 01:01
06/16/2007
Win
8-2-0
Shane Ott
(3-0-0)
Heavyweight
259 vs 260
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
International Fight League: 06/16/07
3 05:00
NSF
04/07/2007
Loss
8-1-0
Ben Rothwell
(25-5-0)

Decision (Split Decision)
International Fight League: 2007 Season
3 04:00
NSF
02/10/2007
Win
7-1-0
Mario Rinaldi
(5-0-0)

TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Bodog Fight: Paradise Lost
1 02:39
NSF
01/19/2007
Win
6-1-0
Vince Lucero
(18-10-0)
Heavyweight
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
International Fight League: 2007 Season Opener
1 01:58
NSF
12/15/2006
Loss
6-0-0
Josh Curran
(1-0-0)

Decision
Bodog Fight: Season 2 St. Petersburg
05:00
NSF
07/22/2006
Win
5-0-0
Jerome Smith
(6-8-1)

Submission (Side Choke)
Fightforce 2: Butte Brawl 2
1 04:13
NSF
05/06/2006
Win
4-0-0
Jason Godsey
(16-15-0)

Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Fightforce 1: Butte Brawl 1
1 04:42
04/01/2006
Win
3-0-0
Mike Buchkovich
(7-1-1)
Heavyweight
249 vs 260
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
World Extreme Fighting 17
1 02:06
NSF
08/28/2004
Win
2-0-0
Ray Seraille
(3-6-0)

Submission
Pacific X-Treme Combat 3 - Return of the Enforcer
2 05:00
NSF
04/17/2004
Win
0-0-0
Bo Cantrell
(3-2-0)

Submission (Hammer Lock)
Rage at the River
3 02:52
NSF
04/17/2004
Win
0-0-0
Jerry Vrbanovic
(3-4-1)

Decision (Split Decision)
Rage at the River
3 03:00

* 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