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Roy Nelson stars in hilariously bad trailer for Scorpion King 4

In 2002, a mediocre movie titled “The Scorpion King” was released featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson starring in a prequel to “The Mummy” film. Twelve years later, the franchise is somehow still kicking, with it’s fourth iteration set to be released in January. So how is this related in any way to mixed martial arts? Well, the franchise decided to continue utilizing...
Via Fight Hub TV
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson and 'Bigfoot' Silva star in new 'Scorpion King 4' trailer

Before Brad Pitt was knocking out Edward Norton in 'Fight Club' or rolling around in tanks in his new movie 'Fury', he was cheesing it up on soap operas like 'Another World' and 'Dallas'.  Matthew McConaughey once starred in really, really awful sequel to 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'. The moral of this story? You've got to crawl before...
Via Fox Sports
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gunnar Nelson on brink of breakout performance

With the world of mixed martial arts still buzzing from last weekend’s action at UFC 178 and the updated rankings that followed, the sport’s leading promotion will redirect the spotlight this weekend with it’s second trip to Sweden and a main event featuring a welterweight clash between the increasingly-dangerous Gunnar Nelson and 170-pound fixture Rick Story at UFC Fight Night...
Via Sports-Glory
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

GIFS of Doom: Hunt blasts Nelson in Saitama

As advertised, the UFC Fight Night 52 headliner between heavyweight KO artists Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson ended fairly quickly and in ultraviolent fashion. At the 3-minute marker of the 2nd round of this five round scheduled tilt, Hunt hit the third UFC walkoff KO of his legendary career. Watch ‘The Super Samoan’ faceplant ‘Big County’ in .gif form below.  
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Roy Nelson * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event TUF: Heavyweight Finale - Dec 5/09 – W (Schaub) – $41,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus, $25,000 Knockout of the Night bonus) UFC Fight Night: Florian vs Gomi - Mar 31/10 – W (Struve) – […]
Via MMA Manifesto
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Next Fights for Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson?

  We at Fight At The Night have decided to explore the most possible, most appropriate and most interesting next fights for both Hunt and Nelson  in the aftermath of their bout in Tokyo, Japan. Mark Hunt Hunt did at UFC Fight Night 52 what very few fighters have done before – finish Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson on the feet. It would come as little surprise to those who’ve...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs Nelson Pick ‘Em Results

    Congratulations to Jesse Calderon for winning our UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs Nelson Pick ‘Em Contest. Next Pick ‘Em action will be for the stacked card that is UFC 178: Johnson vs Cariaso on Sept 27th.  Thanks for playing!   Consensus Picks Roy Nelson – 57% Myles Jury – 89% Yoshirio Akiyama – 53% Miesha Tate – 94% Kiichi […]
Via MMA Manifesto
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC on Fox: Hunt vs Nelson Fighter Purses & Attendance

In the battle of the old, fat guys (meant in the most respectful way possible), Mark Hunt outslugged Roy Nelson both in the Octagon and at the bank. Before we go any further, we should note that most international events don’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is […]
Via MMA Manifesto
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson Results

Main Card (UFC Fight Pass) Weight class Method Round Time Notes Heavyweight Mark Hunt def. Roy Nelson KO (punch) 2 3:00 Lightweight Myles Jury def. Takanori Gomi TKO (punches) 1 1:32 Welterweight Yoshihiro Akiyama def. Amir Sadollah Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 Women’s Bantamweight Miesha Tate def. Rin Nakai Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, […]
Via MMA PRIME
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Hunt KO’s Roy Nelson At UFC Fight Night 52

Mark Hunt won the battle of the heavyweight tonight at UFC Fight Night 52, sending Roy Nelson face first to the canvas with a big uppercut mid-way through the second round. Round One: We’re underway the in the main event. Hunt lands a big right in the first exchange. Hunt comes up short with another big right. Then Nelson goes for a takedown, but can’t get finish it. Nelson throws...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 52 Predictions

UFC Fight Night 52 takes place on ‘Fight Pass’ on Saturday morning and we’ve got our predictions for all the fights for you below. — Main Card: Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson When you’ve got two heavyweights that hit as hard as Hunt and Nelson do while showing a blatant disregard for their own personal safety it’s fair to assume that either man has a good chance of winning...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson’ Complete Betting Odds

Roy Nelson (pictured) and Mark Hunt are neck-and-neck heading into Saturday’s scrap at UFC Fight Night 52. Just how close are the heavyweights from a gambling standpoint? You can literally flip a coin. After enjoying a slight lead at -145 earlier in the week, Hunt is now even with Nelson at -115. Will it be “Big Country” or “The Super Samoan”? Whoever you choose, make...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 52 offers intriguing main card

Whether you’re an insomniac with a sub-par cable package or simply count yourself as an MMA-junkie, the sport’s leading promotion will offer a temporary solution to your problems in the early hours of Saturday when UFC Fight Night 52 in Saitama, Japan begins at midnight on the east coast. Featuring a main event between two of the division’s oldest competitors, heavyweight veterans...
Via Sports-Glory
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson predictions

The UFC takes a long road trip this weekend. UFC Fight Night 52 will take place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on Saturday, September 20. The event kicks off with a six-fight preliminary card at 12:30 a.m. eastern on UFC Fight Pass and closing the night (morning) off with a six-fight main card also on Fight Pass at 3:00 a.m. eastern. The co-main event features Myles...
Via Mill City Sports
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

‘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...
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September 17, 2014  |  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
September 17, 2014  |  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
September 15, 2014  |  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
September 15, 2014  |  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
September 14, 2014  |  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

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
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