Round 1: Nelson moves in and misses wiht a left. Nelson circling away from Cro Cop’s left leg. Nelson misses with a right hand but gets a takedown. Cro Cop works his closed guard. Nelson lands an elbow. Nelson lands a couple of punches to the body. Cro Cop gets back to his feet and lands a left hand. Cro Cop with a kick to the body and left hand. Nelson lands a right hand solidly. Cro Cop responds with an uppercut. Nelson with a glancing right hand. Cro Cop lands a left uppercut that pops Nelson’s head back. Nelson is stalking him. Straight left by Cro Cop. Nelson throws a high kick. Cro Cop with a kick to the body. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Cro Cop.
Round 2: Nelson is stalkng and lands a right hand that hurt Cro Cop. Cro Cop answers adn lands several uppercuts and punches to the body. Nelson is bleeding. Cro Cop lands a straight left. Nelson moving forward. Cro Cop throws a left high kick that’s blocked. Nelson pushes forward with punches and they clinch. Nelson gets a single leg takedown and lands in half guard. Nelson passes to side control. Nelson lands left hands. With a minute left in the round, Nelson works to pin Cro Cop’s arm down and does. Nelson has him in a crucifix. Cro Cop is eating punches and can’t do anything about it. Nelson with an elbow. More left hands by Nelson as the round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Nelson.
Round 3: They touch gloves to start the final round. Nelson with a front kick to the body. Nelson lands a right hand that sends Cro Cop back. Nelson knocks Cro Cop down with a left hand. Nelson takes his back and lands bit punches. The referee stops the fight. Roy Nelson defeats Cro Cop by TKO. The official time of the TKO was 1:30 of the third round.