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‘UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson’ Betting Odds (Main Card)

For the first time in a while, the main event of a UFC fight card is expected to be competitive. Saturday, heavyweights Roy Nelson (pictured) and Mark Hunt duke it out in Japan. Hunt is a slight -145 odds-on favorite to snap Nelson’s one-fight winning streak. “Big Country,” meanwhile, comes in just behind as a +115 underdog. Saitama Super Arena in Saitama hosts the festivities...
Via 5thRound.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson, Mark Hunt looking to impress in upcoming slug-fest

Following a pair of unanimous-decision losses to fifth-ranked Stipe Miocic and former heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier in 2013, Roy Nelson entered his bout against fellow veteran Minotauro Nogueira on April 11th in desperate need of a win in order to stave-off a future filled with prelim-card appearances and a ticket out of the UFC. On the wrong side of 35 and out of favor with...
Via Sports-Glory
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson: There is no greatest heavyweight of all time

The argument about who is the greatest of all time in any sport is a conversation that permeates the fans, promoters and media alike because there really is no right or wrong answer and it always sparks a debate.  When it comes to the heavyweight division, history leads to names like Mark Coleman or Randy Couture, but almost universally the conversation about the best ever starts...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fighter Scouting Report: Roy Nelson

Roy Nelson Vitals 6’0″ 255.5 lbs (Heavyweight) 73″ reach, Orthodox June 20, 1976 Record 20-9 (UFC: 7-5) Current Streak 1 straight win Training Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held IFL Heavyweight Grand Prix Winner: 2007 IFL Heavyweight Champion: 2007-2008 (two successful title defenses) The Ultimate Fighter 10 Heavyweight Winner: 2009   Strengths - best […]
Via MMA Manifesto
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Great MMA Debate: What is the greatest PRIDE fight of all time?

During the early 2000's while the UFC was still trying to gain a foothold on the MMA market in America, PRIDE Fighting Championships was thriving in Japan with a constant flow of some of the most stacked cards in history. Famous names like Fedor Emelianenko, Mirko Cro Cop, Wanderlei Silva, Takanori Gomi, and Kazushi Sakuraba all flourished under the PRIDE Fighting banner and...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson’ Viewing Schedule

Another weekend, another UFC event where most fans don’t recognize half the roster. “UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson” goes down Saturday inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. You better get up bright and early Saturday morning (or stay up late Friday if you live in the west coast) to catch the scraps live in America. The prelims start at 12:30AM ET/9:30PM PT. The main...
Via 5thRound.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 52 full event card & why you will be pulling an all-nighter

After two exciting Fight Night events in the last two weeks, the UFC has one more gracious offering this coming Saturday prior to the mammoth UFC 178 pay-per-view in two weeks time. UFC Fight Night 52 will be exclusively airing on UFC Fight Pass from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan, and that means to watch the card live you will have to be awake in the wee hours of the morning....
Via Fight Hub TV
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 52 Fight Card

Japan is the destination for UFC Fight Night 52 this coming Saturday night and we’ve got the full fight card for you below. Headlining the show is former PRIDE star Mark Hunt who’ll take on Roy Nelson in a hard hitting heavyweight clash featuring two of the best chins in the sport. In the co-main event Myles Jury will look to continue his ascent up the official lightweight top...
Via Fight Of The Night
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs Nelson Fight Card

UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs Nelson Sept 20, 2014 Saitama Super Arena Saitama, Japan (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report) (number in brackets is the betting odds: ‘-’ denotes the favorite – lines from BestFightOdds)   Fight Card (UFC Fight Pass – 3:00 am Eastern) Heavyweights (five rounds) Mark Hunt (9-8-1, #8 ranked heavyweight) vs Roy Nelson (20-9) […]
Via MMA Manifesto
3 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Ten Ultimate’ – A look at September’s best inside the octagon

As we make the transition from summer to fall, we will be helped by four weekends chock full of sanctioned professional violence of the highest order. This month, we’ll take a look at the top fights from the five events that will air on the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s family of networks during the month of September. 10. Cat Zingano vs. Amanda Nunes (UFC 178 – 9.27.14...
Via Fight Booth
13 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs Nelson Fight Card

  UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs Nelson Sept 20, 2014 Saitama Super Arena Saitama, Japan (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report) (number in brackets is the betting odds: ‘-’ denotes the favorite – lines from BestFightOdds)   Fight Card (UFC Fight Pass) Heavyweights (five rounds) Mark Hunt (9-8-1, #8 ranked heavyweight) vs Roy Nelson (21-9) Women’s Bantamweights...
Via MMA Manifesto
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier keeping UFC in headlines

Following Monday’s melee between incumbent light heavyweight champ Jon Jones and top-ranked contender Daniel Cormier at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the buzz surrounding one of the most highly anticipated bouts in the division’s history has reached a fever pitch ahead of their long-awaited showdown on September 27th. But as unimpressed as the UFC claimed to be about the incident...
Via Sports-Glory
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Hunt Claims UFC Cut Him, Dana White Says ‘Hell No’

Mark Hunt (pictured) is slated to face Roy Nelson on September 20 at UFC Fight Night 52. But how can he do that when he no longer has a job with the UFC? So Hunt claims. “Well I’m unemployed that sucks,” Hunt mysteriously tweeted early Tuesday morning. “Not my choice guys but going from being exited at the prospects of the future of fighting to being unemployed in a day...
Via 5thRound.com
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Former UFC Champion Interested In Going To WWE?

When you talk to UFC fighters, a lot of them state their love for WWE. The only guys to compete in the UFC and WWE are former UFC champions Brock Lesnar and Ken Shamrock. Can we see another former champion leaving the UFC and head to the WWE? Dave Meltzer in his weekly Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription only) stated that former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans...
Via Between The Ropes
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White UFC 175 Video Blog

UFC 175 takes place on Saturday night from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC president Dana White before every UFC pay-per-view comes out with a video blog to promote the show and behind the scenes footage of what he has been up too. In this latest video blog, White hypes up this Saturday’s UFC 175, then goes to New York to appear on the Jim Norton Show with...
Via Between The Ropes
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Nine UFC bouts that need to happen

Image Credit – MMAWeekly Sometimes the UFC reads our minds and puts together great scraps. But sometimes they completely miss the boat on a sick fight. I have compiled a list of fights that need to happen at each weight class that I hope will come together: • After a big win, John Dodson was fired up and ready for another title shot. He has actually a few options seeing as that...
Via Fight Booth
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson may be booked for the UFC’s next visit to Japan in September

Well this is just ****ing perfect. Chalk this up as the number one fight I can’t wait to see in 2014. The most obvious match to make in any division in all of MMA: Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson. This is like a videogame matchup, people. Nothing could ever be better than this. On one hand, you have a man who throughout his K-1 and MMA career has only been knocked out a handful of times...
Via Fight Hub TV
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson Vs Mark Hunt Rumored For Fight In Japan Later This Year

While nothing is set in stone yet, but according to the UFC Tonight show the promotion is currently looking to put together a hard-hitting heavyweight scrap between Roy Nelson and Mark Hunt. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about this match-up is that it hasn’t happened sooner given that these two are amongst the heaviest hitters ever in UFC history and also own two of the most...
Via Fight Of The Night
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Was Roy Nelson’s win over Minotauro Nogueira enough to secure bout with top five contender?

Ahead of Friday night’s main event at UFC Fight Night in Abu Dhabi, Roy Nelson was well aware of the fact that a loss to Minotauro Nogueira could mean the end of his time with the sport’s leading promotion. A relationship with Dana White that’s been shaky at the best of times, coupled with losses in each of his last two fights had led Nelson to this point, but ”The Bearded...
Via Sports-Glory
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Two Sheds Review: UFC Nogueira vs Nelson

From The Two Sheds Review: UFC Nogueira vs Nelson It’s time to step into the Octagon once more as we take a trip to Abu Dhabi for the UFC’s latest Fight Night, shown live this past Friday night on EPSN here in Britain. The broadcast began with lightweight action as Ramsey Nijem took on Beneil Dariush. This was a great show opener. Nijem signalled his intent early on with a couple...
Via TWNP-Wrestling News & Information
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Morning Matchmaker: Why Roy Nelson vs. Alistair Overeem makes sense

What's next for Roy Nelson after a crushing KO over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira? How about a scrap with another KO artist in Alistair Overeem?
Via FOXSports.com
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight NIght: Nogueira vs Nelson Pick ‘Em Results

Congratulations to James Weise for winning our UFC Fight Night: Nogeuira vs Nelson Pick ‘Em Contest. Next Pick ‘Em action will be for UFC on Fox: Werdum vs Browne on Apr 19th.  Thanks for playing! Consensus Picks Roy Nelson – 70% Clay Guida – 79% Ryan LaFlare – 53% Beneil Dariush – 53% Jared Rosholt – 77% […]
Via MMA Manifesto
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Big Country’ clobbers ‘Big Nog’ in Abu Dhabi (Video)

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. We all...
Via Fight Booth
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson demolishes Big Nog with a devastating KO

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...
Via Fight Hub TV
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson results

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: Heavyweight...
Via Players View
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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