Roy Nelson

Roy "Big Country" Nelson

First Name: Roy Last Name: Nelson
Nickname: Big Country
Date of Birth: Jun 20, 1976 Age: 47
Weight: 111.6 Height: 183.0
Reach: 188.0
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Fighting Styles: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Boxing, Shaolin Kung Fu
Affiliations: Country Club
Fight Stats
Record 24 - 20 Last 5 Fights
Total Fights 44 fights Professional Fights 44 fights
Amateur Fights 0 fights Years Fighting 20 years
Days Last Fought 163 days Rounds Fought 99 rounds
Finish Wins 20 finishes Finish Losses 3 finish losses
Finish Win Percentage 83 % Finish Loss Percentage 15 %
Knockout Wins 6 KOs Knockout Losses 2 KO losses
TKO Wins 9 TKOs TKO Losses 1 TKO losses
KO/TKO Win Percentage 62 % KO/TKO Loss Percentage 15 %
Submission Wins 5 subs Submission Losses 0 sub losses
Submission Win Percentage 20 % Submission Loss Percentage 0 %
Decision Wins 4 decision wins Decision Losses 17 decision losses
Decision Win Percentage 16 % Decision Loss Percentage 85 %
Unanimous Decision Wins 3 UD wins Unanimous Decision Losses 13 UD losses
Split Decision Wins 1 SD wins Split Decision Losses 3 SD losses

Professional Fights

Roy Nelson
Loss

Roy Nelson

(24 - 19)

GFC 6

November 10, 2023 Friday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, United States

Decision (Split) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Alan Belcher
Win

Alan Belcher

(18 - 9)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(23 - 19)

GFC 4

May 05, 2023 Friday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

FLA Live Arena, Sunrise, Florida, United States

TKO (Punch) Round: 1 Time: 3:24

Dillon Cleckler
Loss

Dillon Cleckler

(13 - 1)
Roy Nelson
Loss

Roy Nelson

(23 - 18)

Bellator 244

August 21, 2020 Friday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Roy Nelson
Loss

Roy Nelson

(23 - 17)

Bellator 231

October 25, 2019 Friday
9 PM ET / 6 PM PT

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Frank Mir
Win

Frank Mir

(18 - 13)
Roy Nelson
Loss

Roy Nelson

(23 - 16)

Bellator 216

February 16, 2019 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Mirko Cro Cop
Win

Mirko Cro Cop

(37 - 11 - 2, 1 NC)
Roy Nelson
Loss

Roy Nelson

(23 - 15)

Bellator 207

October 12, 2018 Friday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, United States

TKO (Knees and Punches) Round: 1 Time: 4:59

Sergei Kharitonov
Win

Sergei Kharitonov

(28 - 6, 1 NC)
Roy Nelson
Loss

Roy Nelson

(23 - 14)

Bellator 194

February 16, 2018 Friday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, United States

Decision (Majority) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Matt Mitrione
Win

Matt Mitrione

(12 - 5)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(22 - 14)

Bellator 183

September 23, 2017 Saturday
9 PM ET / 6 PM PT

SAP Center, San Jose, California, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Javy Ayala
Loss

Javy Ayala

(9 - 5)
Roy Nelson
Loss

Roy Nelson

(22 - 13)

UFC on Fox 24

April 15, 2017 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Alexander Volkov
Win

Alexander Volkov

(25 - 6)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(21 - 13)

UFC Fight Night 95

September 24, 2016 Saturday
4 PM ET / 1 PM PT

Nilson Nelson Gymnasium, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil

KO (Punches) Round: 2 Time: 4:10

Antonio Silva
Loss

Antonio Silva

(19 - 9 - 1)
Roy Nelson
Loss

Roy Nelson

(21 - 12)

UFC Fight Night 90

July 07, 2016 Thursday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Decision (Split) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Derrick Lewis
Win

Derrick Lewis

(16 - 4, 1 NC)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(20 - 12)

UFC Fight Night 82

February 06, 2016 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Jared Rosholt
Loss

Jared Rosholt

(14 - 2)
Roy Nelson
Loss

Roy Nelson

(20 - 11)

UFC Fight Night 75

September 26, 2015 Saturday
3 AM ET / 12 AM PT

Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 5 Time: 5:00

Roy Nelson
Loss

Roy Nelson

(20 - 10)

UFC 185

March 14, 2015 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Alistair Overeem
Win

Alistair Overeem

(34 - 14, 1 NC)
Roy Nelson
Loss

Roy Nelson

(20 - 9)

UFC Fight Night 52

September 20, 2014 Saturday
3:30 AM ET / 12:30 AM PT

Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan

KO (Punch) Round: 2 Time: 3:00

Mark Hunt
Win

Mark Hunt

(9 - 7 - 1)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(19 - 9)

UFC Fight Night 39

April 11, 2014 Friday
8 PM ET / 5 PM PT

DU Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

KO (Punch) Round: 1 Time: 3:37

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Loss

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

(34 - 8 - 1, 1 NC)
Roy Nelson
Loss

Roy Nelson

(19 - 8)

UFC 166

October 19, 2013 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Daniel Cormier
Win

Daniel Cormier

(12 - 0)
Roy Nelson
Loss

Roy Nelson

(19 - 7)

UFC 161

June 15, 2013 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Stipe Miocic
Win

Stipe Miocic

(14 - 1)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(18 - 7)

UFC 159

April 27, 2013 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, United States

KO (Punches) Round: 1 Time: 2:03

Cheick Kongo
Loss

Cheick Kongo

(17 - 7 - 2)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(17 - 7)

The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale

December 15, 2012 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

TKO (Punches) Round: 1 Time: 2:58

Matt Mitrione
Loss

Matt Mitrione

(5 - 1)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(16 - 7)

UFC 146

May 26, 2012 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

KO (Punch) Round: 1 Time: 0:51

Dave Herman
Loss

Dave Herman

(20 - 3)
Roy Nelson
Loss

Roy Nelson

(16 - 6)

UFC 143

February 04, 2012 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Fabricio Werdum
Win

Fabricio Werdum

(14 - 5 - 1)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(15 - 6)

UFC 137

October 29, 2011 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

TKO (Punches) Round: 3 Time: 1:30

Mirko Cro Cop
Loss

Mirko Cro Cop

(27 - 9 - 2, 1 NC)
Roy Nelson
Loss

Roy Nelson

(15 - 5)

UFC 130

May 28, 2011 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Frank Mir
Win

Frank Mir

(14 - 5)
Roy Nelson
Loss

Roy Nelson

(15 - 4)

UFC 117

August 07, 2010 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(14 - 4)

UFC Fight Night 21

March 31, 2010 Wednesday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Bojangles Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

TKO (Punches) Round: 1 Time: 0:39

Stefan Struve
Loss

Stefan Struve

(19 - 3)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(13 - 4)

The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale

December 05, 2009 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

KO (Punch) Round: 1 Time: 3:45

Brendan Schaub
Loss

Brendan Schaub

(4 - 0)
Roy Nelson
Loss

Roy Nelson

(13 - 3)

SRP - March Badness

March 21, 2009 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Jeff Monson
Win

Jeff Monson

(28 - 8)
Roy Nelson
Loss

Roy Nelson

(13 - 2)

EliteXC Heat

October 04, 2008 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida, United States

KO (Punch) Round: 2 Time: 1:46

Andrei Arlovski
Win

Andrei Arlovski

(14 - 5)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(12 - 2)

IFL Connecticut

May 16, 2008 Friday
3 AM ET / 12 AM PT

Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut

TKO (Punches) Round: 1 Time: 2:55

Brad Imes
Loss

Brad Imes

(13 - 4)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(11 - 2)

IFL - Las Vegas

February 29, 2008 Friday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

TKO (Punches) Round: 1 Time: 3:20

Fabiano Scherner
Loss

Fabiano Scherner

(7 - 4, 2 NC)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(10 - 2)

World Grand Prix Finals

December 29, 2007 Saturday
3 AM ET / 12 AM PT

Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut

KO (Punch) Round: 2 Time: 0:22

Antoine Jaoude
Loss

Antoine Jaoude

(8 - 2)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(9 - 2)

World Grand Prix Semifinals

November 03, 2007 Saturday
3 AM ET / 12 AM PT

Sears Centre, Chicago, Ill.

TKO (Punches) Round: 3 Time: 1:01

Bryan Vetell
Loss

Bryan Vetell

(3 - 2)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(8 - 2)

IFL - Las Vegas

June 16, 2007 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 4:00

Shane Ott
Loss

Shane Ott

(3 - 0)
Roy Nelson
Loss

Roy Nelson

(8 - 1)

Moline

April 07, 2007 Saturday
3 AM ET / 12 AM PT

The MARK of the Quad Cities, Moline, Ill.

Decision (Split) Round: 3 Time: 4:00

Ben Rothwell
Win

Ben Rothwell

(29 - 5)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(7 - 1)

Bodog Fight

February 17, 2007 Saturday
8 PM ET / 5 PM PT

Costa Rica

TKO (Punches) Round: 1 Time: 2:38

Mario Rinaldi
Loss

Mario Rinaldi

(5 - 0, 1 NC)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(6 - 1)

Oakland

January 19, 2007 Friday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

The ORACLE Arena, Oakland, Calif.

TKO (Punches) Round: 1 Time: 1:55

Vince Lucero
Loss

Vince Lucero

(18 - 10)
Roy Nelson
Loss

Roy Nelson

(6 - 0)

Bodog Fight

December 16, 2006 Saturday
11 AM ET / 8 AM PT

St. Petersburg, Russia

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Josh Curran
Win

Josh Curran

(1 - 0)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(5 - 0)

FF 2

July 22, 2006 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Butte, Montana

Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) Round: 1 Time: 4:13

Jerome Smith
Loss

Jerome Smith

(6 - 8 - 1)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(4 - 0)

FF 1

May 06, 2006 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Butte, Montana

Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Round: 1 Time: 4:42

Jason Godsey
Loss

Jason Godsey

(16 - 15)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(3 - 0)

WEF 17

April 01, 2006 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Round: 1 Time: 0:56

Michael Buchkovich
Loss

Michael Buchkovich

(7 - 1 - 1)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(2 - 0)

PXC 3

August 28, 2004 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

University of Guam Fieldhouse, Mangilao, Guam

Submission (Punches) Round: 2 Time: 3:41

Ray Seraile
Loss

Ray Seraile

(3 - 6)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(DEBUT)

ROTR - Rage on the River

April 17, 2004 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Redding, California

Decision (Split) Round: 3 Time: 3:00

Jerry Vrbanovic
Loss

Jerry Vrbanovic

(3 - 4 - 1)
Roy Nelson
Win

Roy Nelson

(DEBUT)

ROTR - Rage on the River

April 17, 2004 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Redding, California

Submission (Hammerlock) Round: 3 Time: 2:52

Bo Cantrell
Loss

Bo Cantrell

(3 - 2)