The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Tuf 10 Hw winner Roy Nelson entered this fight with a pro mma record of 20-12-0 (90% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.25 heavyweight in the world but he won just one out of his last six bouts, against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in 2014 (=Nogueira vs Nelson). ‘Big Country’ fought twice last year losing to Alistair Overeem (=Overeem vs Nelson) and Josh Barnett (=Barnett vs Nelson).
His opponent, Jared Rosholt, has a record of 14-2-0 (50% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.16 in the same weight class. He suffered his last loss in 2014 when he faced Alexey Oleinik (=Rosholt vs Oleinik), after this bout he has won three fights beating Stefan Struve in his last one (=Struve vs Rosholt). Nelson vs Rosholt is on the undercard of Johny Hendricks vs Stephen Thompson – UFC Fight Night 82. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs Thompson
Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
UFC Fight Night 82 fight card (main and best fights):
Johny Hendricks vs Stephen Thompson
Roy Nelson vs Jared Rosholt
Ovince St Preux vs Rafael Cavalcante
Joseph Benavidez vs Zach Makovsky
Ray Borg vs Justin Scoggins
Noad Lahat vs Diego Rivas
Nelson’s previous fight: Josh Barnett vs Roy Nelson
Rosholt’s previous fight: Stefan Struve vs Jared Rosholt
Nelson’s next fight: Roy Nelson vs Derrick Lewis
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