Roy Nelson

"Big Country"
23 18
Wins Losses
Birth date June 20, 1976 (age 44)
Birth place Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 258 lb (117 kg)
Reach 72 in (1.83 m)

UFC Rankings

Fights

LOSS
Roy Nelson
Bellator 231
Oct 25, 2019
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Roy Nelson
Bellator 216
Feb 16, 2019
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Roy Nelson
Sergei Kharitonov
Bellator 207
Oct 12, 2018
KO (punches and knee)
R1 – 4:59
LOSS
Roy Nelson
Bellator 194
Feb 16, 2018
Decision (majority)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Roy Nelson
Javy Ayala
Bellator 183
Sep 24, 2017
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Roy Nelson
UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis
Apr 15, 2017
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Roy Nelson #11
UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg
Sep 24, 2016
KO (punches)
R2 – 4:10
LOSS
Roy Nelson #10
UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Alvarez
Jul 7, 2016
Decision (split)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Roy Nelson #11
UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson
Feb 6, 2016
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Roy Nelson #11
UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson
Sep 27, 2015
Decision (unanimous)
R5 – 5:00
LOSS
Roy Nelson #8
UFC 185
Mar 14, 2015
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Roy Nelson #8
UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson
Sep 20, 2014
KO (punch)
R2 – 3:00
WIN
Roy Nelson #9
UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson
Apr 11, 2014
KO (punch)
R1 – 3:37
LOSS
Roy Nelson #9
UFC 166
Oct 19, 2013
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Roy Nelson #5
UFC 161
Jun 15, 2013
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Roy Nelson #6
Cheick Kongo
UFC 159
Apr 27, 2013
KO (punches)
R1 – 2:03
WIN
Roy Nelson
The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale
Dec 15, 2012
TKO (punches)
R1 – 2:58
WIN
Roy Nelson
Dave Herman
UFC 146
May 26, 2012
KO (punch)
R1 – 0:51
LOSS
Roy Nelson
UFC 143
Feb 4, 2012
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Roy Nelson
UFC 137
Oct 29, 2011
TKO (punches)
R3 – 1:30
LOSS
Roy Nelson
UFC 130
May 28, 2011
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Roy Nelson
UFC 117
Aug 7, 2010
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Roy Nelson
UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Gomi
Mar 31, 2010
TKO (punches)
R1 – 0:39
WIN
Roy Nelson
The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale
Dec 5, 2009
KO (punch)
R1 – 3:45
LOSS
Roy Nelson
Jeff Monson
SRP: March Badness
Mar 21, 2009
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Roy Nelson
EliteXC: Heat
Oct 4, 2008
KO (punch)
R2 – 3:14
WIN
Roy Nelson
Brad Imes
IFL: Connecticut
May 16, 2008
KO (punch)
R1 – 3:55
WIN
Roy Nelson
Fabiano Scherner
IFL: Las Vegas
Feb 29, 2008
TKO (punches)
R1 – 3:20
WIN
Roy Nelson
Antoine Jaoude
IFL: World Grand Prix Finals
Dec 29, 2007
KO (punch)
R2 – 0:22
WIN
Roy Nelson
Bryan Vetell
IFL: World Grand Prix Semifinals
Nov 3, 2007
TKO (punches)
R3 – 1:01
WIN
Roy Nelson
Shane Ott
IFL: Las Vegas
Jun 16, 2007
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 4:00
LOSS
Roy Nelson
IFL: Moline
Apr 7, 2007
Decision (split)
R3 – 4:00
WIN
Roy Nelson
Mario Rinaldi
BodogFIGHT: Costa Rica Combat
Feb 17, 2007
TKO (punches)
R1 – 2:38
WIN
Roy Nelson
Vince Lucero
IFL: Oakland
Jan 19, 2007
TKO (punches)
R1 – 1:55
LOSS
Roy Nelson
Josh Curran
BodogFIGHT: Clash of Nations
Dec 16, 2006
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Roy Nelson
Jerome Smith
FightForce: Butte Brawl 2
Jul 22, 2006
Submission (arm-triangle choke)
R1 – 4:13
WIN
Roy Nelson
Jason Godsey
FightForce: Butte Brawl 1
May 6, 2006
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R1 – 4:42
WIN
Roy Nelson
Michael Buchkovich
World Extreme Fighting 17
Apr 1, 2006
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R1 – 0:56
WIN
Roy Nelson
Ray Seraile
PXC 3: Return of the Enforcer
Aug 28, 2004
TKO (submission to punches)
R2 – 3:41
WIN
Roy Nelson
Bo Cantrell
3
Apr 17, 2004
Submission (hammerlock)
R2 – Rage on the River Heavyweight Tournament Semi-final.
WIN
Roy Nelson
Jerry Vrbanovic
Rage on the River
Apr 17, 2004
Decision (split)
R3 – 3:00