Found April 27, 2013 on
A heavyweight scrap between Roy Nelson (pictured) and Cheick Kongo was the third bout to air live during Saturday’s “UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen” pay-per-view broadcast.
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Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey is hosting tonight’s festivities. The show is headlined by a light heavyweight title affair between champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen.
Favorite (-) Underdog (+)
Cheick Kongo +190
Roy Nelson -240
Here is the play-by-play from Kongo vs. Nelson:
Nelson catches a kick an immediately tries to take him down. Nelson has him clinched against the cage and is working for a takedown. Referee Kevin Mulhall of Gian Villante infamy separates them for some reason. No biggie for “Big Country,” as he clobbers Kongo with a vicious overhand right. Lights out, Kongo.
Roy Nelson Defeats Cheick Kongo via KO (Punch) at 2:03 in the 1stRound (Play-by-Play)
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Roy Nelson knocked out Cheick Kongo with an overhand right to the temple in the first round of their bout at UFC 159 on Satu…
Cheick Kongo is one of those great disrespected fighters in MMA (in my opinion). Sure, the dude has his flat nights, as all athletes do at some point in their career, but he’s also been on either the receiving end, or on the giving end of some spectacular moments in MMA. I mean, Pat Barry vs. Kongo. Need I say more?
He’s also gotten into slugfests with Mark Hunt, and has about...
Roy Nelson talks about his bombs landed on Kongo, why he doesn’t need conditioning, and what he wants next.
Roy Nelson KO of Kongo GIF
Jon Jones Finishes Chael Sonnen
The Ultimate Fighting Championships announced the UFC 159 live gate and attendance as well as the bonus awards at the post-fight press conference.
Live Gate: $2.7
Attendance: 15, 227
Knockout of the Night – Roy Nelson
Submission of the Night – Pat Healy
Fight of the Night – Pat Healy vs. Jim Miller
Each competitor won $65,000 for their efforts
Roy Nelson picked up his sixth...
Daniel Cormier and the UFC appear to be on two different pages. Cormier seems steadfast in staying at heavyweight, at least for the time being while the UFC would like him to drop to 205. Dana White has upped the stakes by offering Cormier a fast track at the championship.
After Roy Nelson (pictured) put Cheick Kongo to sleep with a vicious overhand right at UFC 159 on Saturday night, UFC president Dana White said he already has two opponents in mind for “Big Country.”
One is just a week removed from beating Frank Mir at UFC on FOX 7, while the other fights former champ Junior dos Santos at UFC 160.
“Me and [UFC matchmaker Joe Silva] never talk...
UFC 159 is in the books, and it was certainly among the more odd events that's taken place. A couple of technical decisions, a mangled toe, an early stoppage, and a Roy Nelson KO for the ages. Check out who's saying what at the UFC Post Fight Press Conference.
Congratulations to Wes who won our UFC 159 Pick 'Em Contest, and also to Luke Fortune who was April's monthly winner (via tiebreaker). Our next Pick 'Em Contest will be for UFC on FX: Belfort vs Rockhold on May 18th. Thanks for playing!
Jon Jones - 85%
Michael Bisping - 63%
Roy Nelson - 85...