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UFC Fight Night 75 ‘Barnett vs. Nelson’ fight card finalized

After the final episode of the Fight Pass original series Road to UFC: Japan airs, coaches Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson will clash in Japan in the main event of UFC Fight Night 75 on FOX Sports 1. A featherweight bout featuring the two finalists from the show will be featured on the preliminary portion of the card on FOX Sports 2 earlier on in the night. Below, you’ll find the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC FN 75: Nelson vs. Barnett

UFC Fight Night 75: Nelson vs. Barnett When: September 26th, 2015 Where: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan How: TBD Who: “Road to UFC: Japan” tournament final Nick Hein vs. Yusuke Kasuya Shinsho Anzai vs. Roger Zapata Chico Camus vs. Kyoji Horiguchi Takeya Mizugaki vs. George Roop Kajan Johnson vs. Naoyuki Kotani Diego Brandao vs. Katsunori Kikuno Matt Hobar vs. Norifumi...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson and Josh Barnett Trade PED Barbs Before Fight

Well, that didn’t take long. Just hours after the UFC announced Roy Nelson (pictured) and Josh Barnett would headline their September 27 event in Japan, the heavyweights exchanged pleasantries on Twitter for the world to enjoy. “I HOPE @UFC DRUG TESTING IS IN EFFECT by then ;),” Nelson tweeted. Never one to back down from a good battle, Barnett was quick to return fire....
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson Vs Josh Barnett Set; Will Coach New Road To UFC: Japan Show

The UFC are headed back to Japan on September 27th for an event set to be headlined by heavyweights Roy Nelson and Josh Barnett. The event will be the finale for a new reality TV show aimed at the Japanese market titled, ‘Road To UFC: Japan’ with Nelson and Barnett serving as coaches. It sounds like a spin-off from The Ultimate Fighter format that’s better suited to this market...
Via Fight Of The Night
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Barnett vs. Roy Nelson headlines UFC's return to Japan

A long awaited heavyweight bout will finally go down on September 27 as Josh Barnett meets Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night from Saitama Super Arena in Japan. UFC officials announced the new matchup on late Wednesday night. The fight will run in conjunction with a new reality show the UFC is producing called 'Road to UFC: Japan' where eight Japanese fighters will train under Barnett...
Via Fox Sports
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Barnett targets fall return to the UFC; wants Roy Nelson next

Josh Barnett will spend his summer filming a new movie before finally targeting a return to the Octagon later this year and he's got his eye on a matchup with Roy Nelson for his next fight in the UFC. According to Barnett's manager Leland LaBarre via UFC Tonight, the former heavyweight champion was readying for a potential summer fight before he landed a movie role in a film starring...
Via Fox Sports
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson broke right hand against Alistair Overeem, won't need surgery

Losing to Alistair Overeem at UFC 185 may or may not have taken years of his career, but it did break one of the heavyweight's hands. UFC Tonight broke the news Wed. evening that, according to Nelson's wife Jessy, "Big Country" broke his right hand in the first round of his Dallas main card bout earlier this month. According to the report, Nelson will not need surgery. The 38 year...
Via Fox Sports
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 185 Results: Two new champions crowned in Dallas

Out with the old. In with the new. #1 contenders Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Rafael dos Anjos completely dominated now former champions Carla Esparza and Anthony Pettis to earn themselves UFC gold. Neither fight was even close. In the main event of the evening, dos Anjos landed a left hand right on the champions eye that hindered his vision for the remainder of the 25 minute title fight...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem Looks Back to Old Self in Win Over Roy Nelson

Alistair Overeem fights with Roy Nelson in the Heavyweight bout during the UFC 185 event at American Airlines Center on March 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Alistair Overeem (39-14 (1)) now finds himself on a two-fight winning streak with last night’s performance against Roy Nelson (20-11).  Overeem was touted as the favorite going...
Via The Sports Journal
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem punishes Roy Nelson with body shots to win at UFC 185

Alistair Overeem threw everything and the kitchen sink at Roy Nelson over three rounds and while he didn't get the finish, the Dutch kickboxer still walked away with a dominant unanimous decision win. Following an up and down career thus far in the UFC, Overeem revamped his training by working with coach Greg Jackson and his team in New Mexico and the results have shown thus far...
Via Fox Sports
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem Outstrikes Roy Nelson To Decision Win At UFC 185

Alistair Overeem outpointed Roy Nelson tonight at UFC 185 with a good performance punctuated by good work to the body with knees and kicks. Round One: Kick to the thigh from Overeem amidst a tentative start. Nelson looks more eager to exchange, but they are both easing into this one slowly. Overeem jumps into a knee to the midsection. Nelson tries an overhand right, but it’s...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson not confident drug testing is making a difference

Heavyweight Roy Nelson faces one of the more notorious banned performance-enhancing drug (PED) users in recent years, Alistair Overeem, Saturday at UFC 185, so it was little surprise that the topic of doping came up. The UFC has been all over the map during the past year or so with regards to its own drug policies, testing and otherwise, culminating with a hastily-assembled press...
Via Fox Sports
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Heavyweight Sluggers Alistair Overeem and Roy Nelson Chasing the Knockout at UFC 185

Alistair Overeem walks from the octagon after his ko victory over Stefan Struve (not pictured) in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the at U.S. Airways Center on December 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Some say that styles make fights – this may bring to mind the idea of a jiu jitsu practitioner and a boxer carefully...
Via The Sports Journal
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson hopes Alistair Overeem hasn't become a safety first Jackson's fighter

When Roy Nelson first traveled to Florida to workout with American Top Team he didn't even know he was going to be fighting Alistair Overeem at UFC 185 so as it turns out, the decision to go there worked out well. Nelson has spent the biggest part of his 11-year fight career training close to home in Las Vegas and while he's worked with a laundry list of top fighters during his time...
Via Fox Sports
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson Vs Alistair Overeem Set For UFC 185

A heavyweight clash between Roy Nelson and Alistair Overeem has been chalked up for UFC 185 in Dallas on March 14th. Nelson is coming off a tough knockout loss to Mark Hunt back in September of last year in Japan. That was his third loss in his past four fights having also picked up decision losses to both Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic while also earning a KO win against Antonio...
Via Fight Of The Night
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson vs. Alistair Overeem joins UFC 185 line up

A heavyweight tilt has been added to the upcoming UFC 185 card in Dallas, Texas as Roy Nelson faces Alistair Overeem in a featured bout on March 14. UFC officials announced the new pairing on Tuesday evening. Nelson returns to action looking to rebound from the first knockout loss he's suffered in the UFC when he fell to former heavyweight title contender Mark Hunt in September. ...
Via Fox Sports
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem Fights Roy Nelson at UFC 185

In a desperate attempt to distract fans from the mess that is now Jon Jones’ life, the UFC announced a heavyweight shootout between Alistair Overeem (pictured) and Roy Nelson for UFC 185. The March 14 event goes down inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. It’s an interesting matchup considering one is coming off a win and the other a highlight reel knockout. Overeem...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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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 you can walk. That's the philosophy to stick...
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

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...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Hunt knocks out Roy Nelson with walk off finish in the 2nd round

There was little question going into Saturday night's main event from Japan that the two hardest hitters in the heavyweight division were squaring off when Mark Hunt took on Roy Nelson.  Maybe the better inquiry, however, was which one of them could withstand the punishment doled out by the other? As it turns out, Mark Hunt had the magic punch to finally put Roy Nelson's lights...
Via Fox Sports
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...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson’ Live Results

“UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson” will be jumping off Saturday inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. UFC Fight Pass streams the entire show live starting at 12:30AM ET/9:30PM PT. The main card begins at 3:30AM ET/12:30AM PT. A heavyweight shootout between Roy Nelson and Mark Hunt headlines the festivities. Lightweights Takanori Gomi and Myles Jury serve as the co-main...
Via 5thRound.com
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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