Roy
Nelson
22-13-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #11 Heavyweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night / 1 Fight of the Night
4 Knockout of the Night
Whoever fights me, they'll go, 'I'll never fight Roy Nelson again.

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 20 fights.
Record: 22-13-0
Summary: Grappling, world-class experience, KO power

Fighter Info

Nickname: Big Country
From: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Fights Out Of: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Age: 40
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 263 lb ( 119 kg )
Reach 72"
Leg Reach 44"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1043
36% Successful
371
Types of Successful Strikes
0
371
73% Standing
18%
270
66
35
Striking Defense
48
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
45
33% Successful
15
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
12
0
Takedown Defense
63
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Roy Nelson
Sep 24, 2016
36
27
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Loss
Roy Nelson
Jul 7, 2016
4
37
7
0
0
0
5
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Roy Nelson
Feb 6, 2016
42
36
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Roy Nelson
Sep 26, 2015
146
60
0
4
0
0
0
2
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Roy Nelson
Mar 14, 2015
23
62
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Roy Nelson
Sep 20, 2014
32
20
0
1
0
0
0
1
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Roy Nelson
Apr 11, 2014
12
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Loss
Roy Nelson
Oct 19, 2013
74
17
3
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Roy Nelson
Jun 15, 2013
23
106
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Roy Nelson
Apr 27, 2013
2
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Win
Roy Nelson
Dec 15, 2012
23
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Roy Nelson
May 26, 2012
2
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Loss
Roy Nelson
Feb 4, 2012
26
91
0
0
1
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Win
Roy Nelson
Oct 29, 2011
30
32
0
2
0
0
0
2
R3 KO/TKO
Loss
Roy Nelson
May 28, 2011
46
21
6
0
0
0
6
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Roy Nelson
Aug 7, 2010
40
130
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Roy Nelson
Mar 31, 2010
9
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Roy Nelson
Dec 5, 2009
8
12
1
0
0
0
2
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Loss
Roy Nelson
EliteXC - Heat
Oct 4, 2008
24
10
0
0
0
1
0
4
R2 KO/TKO
Loss
Roy Nelson
IFL - Moline
Apr 7, 2007
58
37
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Split

Biography

TRAINING: A typical day of training is getting punched in the face and working on my pain tolerance.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting in 2004 because training fighters made me want to beat them up.

What ranks and titles have you held? IFL Grand Prix Champion, IFL HWY Champion, Black Belt in jiu-jitsu, Black Sash in Kung Fu, TUF 10 winner, TUF 16 coach.

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 now the place to be able to fight the best athletes in the world. And all roads end in the UFC.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? N/A

What was your job before you started fighting? Substitute teacher. Working with kids in before and after school programs.

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 (2 RNC, arm triangle, hammerlock), 14 by KO. All but one (Rosholt) of his UFC wins by KO

• 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 and Fabiano Scherner
 
• 6-1 in stint with IFL

• Has won five of his last 11

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
18-4-0
( W-L-D )
Stefan Struve
Stefan Struve
31-8-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
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