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If this was Roy Nelson’s final fight inside the Octagon, it certainly was not the way “Big Country” envisioned leaving the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion.
Nelson was thoroughly outstruck by Stipe Miocic (pictured) at UFC 161. He was rocked several times and appeared winded midway through the opening round.
When it was all said and done, Nelson dropped a lopsided (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) unanimous decision defeat.
Nelson had the opportunity to ink an extension with the UFC prior to facing Miocic, but decided to decline thinking a win would give him greater negotiating power at the table. It will be interesting to see how this plays out considering Nelson and UFC president Dana White have never hidden their disdain for one another.
MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Canada hosted Saturday’s show.
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Video: Highlights: UFC 161: Miocic – Nelson
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This past Saturday night, the UFC held their first ever event in the Canadian province of Manitoba, holding UFC 161 on Pay Per View live from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
It has been a long time since we as UFC fans have had to complain about the curse of the injury bug affecting UFC cards. It appears as though that may be changing as the UFC kicks it into high gear for the summer.
Congratulations to Jason Poirier who won our UFC 161 Pick 'Em Contest via a tiebreaker. Our next Pick 'Em Contest will be for Bellator XCVI on June 19th. Thanks for playing!
Dan Henderson - 52%
Roy Nelson - 89%
Ryan Jimmo - 81%
Alexis Davis - 81%
Pat Barry - 73%
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. (Roy Nelson’s) got a hell of a chin, and can knock people out, and he ain’t going to be winning any f@$%king spelling bees any time soon. Okay? Not the smartest man you will ever meet.” Dana White
UFC 161 is going down this Saturday night in Winnipeg at the MTS Centre, and features headliners Rashad Evans versus Dan Henderson. Here is the full fight card for the night. Main Card Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson Roy Nelson vs. Stipe Miocic Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton Pat Berry [...]
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There are 22 competitors ready to hit the scale inside the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba as we speak. Check out the live video, and written results below beginning at 5 p.m ET.
Main Card (PPV)
Rashad Evans () vs. Dan Henderson ()
Roy Nelson () vs. Stipe Miocic ()
Ryan Jimmo () vs. Igor Pokrajac ()
Alexis Davis () vs. Rosi...