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Velasquez has looked unbeatable since regaining his belt. (Mandatory credit: UFC.com)
The UFC heavyweight division is in bad shape!
Nelson and Nogueira go head to head in this weekends Abu Dhabi event and with Travis Browne and Fabricio Werdum fighting in nine days coupled with the Junior Dos Santos/Stipe Miocic announcement, it brings the heavyweights back onto our news feed after much too long away.
It`s the marquee division or so we hear, in boxing the heavyweights are still the most talked about, Ali, Tyson, Foreman.This used to be the case in the UFC, but the fact can`t be hidden anymore, the UFC heavyweight division is at the moment weak! There`s at best 3 legit contenders in Browne, JDS and Werdum and even at this, these three could be cannon fodder for the relentless champion Velasquez.
The Nelson vs Big Nog fight takes place in Abu Dhabi and is somewhat of a head-scratcher, Nelson has shown that against the top guys he comes up short and his unwillingness to cut weight mean...
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A heavyweight tilt scheduled for five rounds between KO artist Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson, and mixed martial arts legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, headlined the UFC’s 39th Fight Night card earlier today inside of Abu Dhabi’s du Arena. The two 37-year-old fighters would look to put themselves back into the title talks after an unimpressive 2013 campaign, respectively.
Please stop fighting, Big Nog. I don’t want to keep watching you get hurt. It’s just not fun. If you ask me, the fight between Roy Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira should’ve been stopped about 20 seconds before Roy finally shut off Nog’s lights and maybe pulled the curtain on his career. Why did the ref even keep it going? Why must men be sent into unconsciousness before...
Roy Nelson (pictured) will snap his two-fight losing skid this weekend – that is, if you were to ask the Gambling Gods.
Nelson is a slight -145 odds-on favorite to beat former interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC Fight Night 39.
Big Nog, meanwhile, checks in just behind as a +115 underdog.
DU Arena in Abu Dhabi hosts the festivities. Don’t forget, the...
“UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Nogueira” isn’t generating much buzz, but the Gambling Gods believe Friday’s featured attraction between Roy Nelson (pictured) and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will be a close contest.
Nelson is a slight -130 odds-on favorite to leave Abu Dhabi victorious, while Big Nog comes in just behind as an EVEN bet.
Don’t forget, the fights start bright and...
Today’s UFC Fight Night card was UFC‘s first trip to Abu Dhabi in four years. The card was headlined by a heavyweight bout between MMA legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and knockout artist Roy Nelson. UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson took place from the du Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The following are the results for UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson:
The UFC is making it’s return to Abu Dhabi tomorrow nearly four years to the exact date since their disastrous debut on Yas Island. This time around they will bring an 8-fight card to the United Arab Emirates (Craig versus Camozzi was canceled today due to an illness suffered by Craig). The card will air in its entirety on Fight Pass beginning at 11:50 a.m. ET.
Below you will find...
Fight card (UFC Fight Pass) Weight class Method Round Time Notes Heavyweight Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Roy Nelson Featherweight Clay Guida vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri Welterweight John Howard vs. Ryan LaFlare Lightweight Ramsey Nijem def. Beneil Dariush TKO (strikes) 1 4:20 Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass) Heavyweight Jared Rosholt def. Daniel Omiela?czuk Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, […]
UFC Fight Night 39 takes place tomorrow night in Abu Dhabi and we’ve got our predictions for all the fights for you below.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Roy Nelson
Neither of these two heavyweight veterans has looked particularly impressive of late, but ‘Big Nog’s’ form has been of particular concern his chin now appearing very fragile and even his highly regarded...
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira takes on Roy Nelson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 39 on Friday night and you can watch a new preview of the heavyweight encounter below.
The UFC returned to Abu Dhabi for the first time since UFC 112 in 2010, and I can say with a good deal of certainty that this was a much better card (Matt Hughes vs. Renzo Gracie, anyone?). The majority of the fights were solid, and the action was called by my favorite commentating team, Brits Dan Hardy and John Gooden. It’s impossible to overstate how much more I like...
After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Clay Guida (pictured), Tatsuya Kawajiri, Roy Nelson and Ramsey Nijem each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Friday night at “UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Nogueira.”
Although Guida took home a lopsided unanimous decision victory over Kawajiri, his 15-minute shootout with the Japanese legend...
For the first time since Anderson Silva’s horrid display of showmanship at UFC 112, the Octagon returned to Abu Dhabi, home of its part-owners. And this card more than made up for the previous disappointment, with great fights throughout. Topping the bill was the heavyweight fight between veterans Roy Nelson and Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira. It was a tentative start from both men...
Following tonight’s UFC Fight Night 39 event in Abu Dhabi the winners of the evening’s $50,000 fighter bonus awards were announced.
Scooping up ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors was the high-energy co-main event clash between Clay Guida and Tatsuya Kawajiri.
The first ‘Performance Of The Night’ bonus was pocketed by Roy Nelson after his knockout demolition of Antonio Rodrigo...
Check out the post fight presser from Abu Dubai featuring main card winners Clay Guida and Roy Nelson.