The black belt in Bjj and former Tuf Hw tournament winner Roy Nelson entered this fight with a pro mma record of 21-12-0 (86% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.14 heavyweight in the world but he lost three out of his last four bouts. In his last two, he was defeated by Josh Barnett in 2015 (=Barnett vs Nelson) but he came back to win against Jared Rosholt in 2016 (=Nelson vs Rosholt).
His opponent, Derrick Lewis, has a record of 15-4-0 (100% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.16 in the same weight class. He also lost once in 2015, against Shawn Jordan, but then he has won three consecutive fights beating Gabriel Gonzaga in his last one (=Lewis vs Gonzaga). Nelson vs Lewis is on the undercard of Rafael dos Anjos vs Eddie Alvarez – UFC Fight Night 90. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 90: dos Anjos vs Alvarez
Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
UFC Fight Night 90 fight card (main card):
Rafael dos Anjos vs Eddie Alvarez
Roy Nelson vs Derrick Lewis
Belal Muhammad vs Alan Jouban
Joseph Duffy vs Mitch Clarke
Nelson’s previous fight: Roy Nelson vs Jared Rosholt
Lewis’ previous fight: Derrick Lewis vs Gabriel Gonzaga
Nelson’s next fight: Roy Nelson vs Antonio Bigfoot Silva
Lewis’ next fight: Derrick Lewis vs Shamil Abdurakhimov
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(Free embeddable highlights video hosted on Youtube)