UFC 143 Play-by-Play: Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum

January 29, 2012
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Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum

Round 1: Josh Rosenthal calls for the action to being.  The co-main event is underway.  The crowd immediately start chanting “USA, USA…”  Werdum lands an outside leg kick.  Nelson misses with a huge right hand and slips.  Werdum pounces on him and takes his back.  Nelson gets back to his feet.  Werdum lands a knee inside the clinch.  Werdum has him in the Thai clinch and lands two solid knees.  Nelson spins him and presses Werdum against the cage.  Nelson lands short left hands inside the clinch.  Nelson is bleeding likely from one of those knees.  Werdum gets the Thai clinch again and delivers two knees to the chin of Nelson.  Nelson lands knees to Werdum’s thighs while pressing him against the cage.  The referee separates them.  Nelson is a bloody mess.  Josh Rosenthal calls for a doctor to check Nelson.  The fight is resumed.  Werdum lands another knee.  Werdum lands an outside leg kick.  Nelson catches it and lands a straight right hand knocking Werdum down.  Nelson goes into his guard.  Werdum works for a submission but Nelson defends and lands a big punch to the body.  Nelson lets him up.  Werdum lands a kick to the body and a knee at the end of the round.  MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Werdum.

Round 2:  Werdum lands a jab to start the round.  Nelson moving forward but unable to do much.  Werdum landing leg kicks at will.  Nelson lands a right hand that may have hurt Werdum.  Werdum lands an uppercut.  Werdum lands knees to the body.  The pace slows.  Nelson lands a right hand at the bell.  MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Werdum.

Round 3:  Werdum is simply out striking Nelson.  Werdum lands a solid right hand.  Nelson continues to move forward.  Werdum lands a front kick to Nelson’s face.   Nelson looking for that one big punch.  Werdum continues to land leg kicks.  Werdum throws a switch kick that’s blocked.  Werdum with a combination.  Werdum with a punch to the body.  Nelson throws a slow spinning back kick to the body.   The fight ends and MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Werdum.  It was basically a one-sided fight.

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