Roy Nelson Sets UFC Record in UFC 161 Loss

June 16, 2013
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Roy-Nelson-UFC-146-weigh-478x270Roy Nelson set the UFC record for heavyweights for most strikes absorbed without being knocked out following his UFC 161 loss on Saturday night in Winnipeg.

“Roy Nelson broke a UFC record tonight: 437 significant strikes absorbed without being knocked out.  It’s a new UFC record,” said UFC president Dana White during the event’s post-fight press conference.

(Frank) Mir and Joey Beltran have been hit more as heavyweights, but knocked out.  Roy does not get knocked out,” added White.

Nelson was defeated by Stipe Miocic in the event’s co-main event in a one-sided fight that saw Miocic land numerous strikes.  His fights with Junior dos Santos, Fabricio Werdum, and and Mir also contributed significantly to the 437 total.

Known for his punching power, grappling ability and granite chin, Nelson’s ability to take shots has become epic.  His toughness can’t be questioned, and now he has a record to prove it.

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  • George Sperry

    I didn’t think Stipe was ready for Nelson. Congratulations!

    • Werdoomb

      Why would you think that? it seems like I was one of the very few that picked Stipe.

      Roy is overrated and his nuthuggers are TUF noobs that started clinging onto his sacks after the Kimbo fight. Roy had a career before TUFs and it is sad that a man with 14+ fights had to go thru TUFs to get into the UFC.

      Roy wasn’t prepared???? WTF? He WAS prepared! When was the last time Roy beat someone in the top 10? Nada. He always beats no name 3rd rate fighters like Struve, Herman, and Kongo.

      Roy vs DC? Laughing my ass off!!!
      DC would just kill this slob.

      Roy vs Hunt? Better match up but Hunt wouldn’t have lost to Stipe the way Roy did.

      So stop having unrealistic expectations from Roy. He is what he is. A human punching bag that gets paid to make other fighters look good.

      • Baller31

        Roy had fans well before TUF, you newbie. He was the IFL champ….but then again that was probably before you started watching MMA….and you likely only watch the UFC. Nelson would have been in the UFC with or without TUF. TUF was just the quickest route for him to get into the UFC and get a guaranteed multi-fight contract at the same time. Whether you like him or not, he is undoubtedly a top ten heavyweight.

        • blzrbill

          Roy was a grappling champ until he realized he could knock his opponents unconscious with one punch. It was then he decided decided to change his style. He has a black belt in BJJ and had participated in many grappling tourneys. Roy’s a good ole boy with a concrete jaw, who CAN end the fight with 1 punch and people just like to watch him, that’s all. Root for the underdog if you will.

  • Edgar ontano

    big country, you let me down. Now its A for sure thing, Big Country will sell out arenas but never get a title shot

    • Werdoomb

      he doesn’t sell out sh*t.

      Dude, I just don’t understand how some people think Roy sells out arenas. I mean he has more popularity than his skills warrant. But no way does he sell out arenas.

      • Edgar ontano

        Dude A sh*t load of ppl just saw ufc161 just for roy nelson. i know i did

  • Milosc

    The UFC is not a bar, Roy. You need to be prepared

    I hope he comes back with a vengence

  • Jay

    Hahahaha! Remember about a year ago he told people if he got 100,000 “likes” he’s drop to 205? He HAD to be kidding! Being a tough, sob punching bag isn’t going to work for him much longer. He’s one of those guys I shake my head and wonder why he has such a strong following. Tough SOB, but a non factor when it comes to top matches. Who would want to fight him though? He can’t be ko’d….YET! It happens to all of the best fighters eventually.