Roy Nelson may be a thorn in the side of Dana White, but he continues to cement his legitimacy in the heavyweight division through a tough jaw and some of the heaviest hands (and body) around. Nelson may be considered a walking oxymoron but there aren’t many guys in the heavyweight division that want to stand across from him, or that could for three full rounds.
Tag: Roy Nelson
Amidst everything else going on, the UFC has themselves a busy day today with the UFC on FX 6 taking place in Australia and The Ultimate Fighter 16 finale weigh-ins. All 24 fighters made weight today for tomorrow’s event that will crown The Ultimate Fighter 16 welterweight winner.
Not only is The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale taking place this weekend but the second international version of the reality shot, TUF: Smashes will also be holding their finale in Australia. With the time difference the Australian card airs on Friday, while the domestic TUF 16 finale will air live on Saturday from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In some tricky scheduling, we have two TUF Finales in two days, with TUF: The Smashes and TUF 16: Carwin vs. Nelson. While Carwin vs. Nelson itself will be put on the shelf due to Carwin’s knee injury, we’re still treated to a solid card with Matt Mitrione stepping in on short notice against Nelson. Being as us American folks missed out of The Smashes, I’ll be combining these two cards into one epic fight report for your reading pleasure, so let’s dig into the massive report.
It’s the final episode on The Ultimate Fighter 16 and the two semifinal bouts will determine who will face each other in the finale next week in Las Vegas. They been making the most of it throughout the season but the fighters from Team Nelson not in the semifinals cannot hide their frustration for their [...]
After Roy nelson threw Mike Ricci under the bus in last week’s episode on The Ultimate Fighter 16, things get started off this week with more fallout. Mike Hill is upset that “his boy” called him out and is now ready to throw down with his fellow Canadian. Ricci on the other hand just wanted to defeat Team Nelson’s number two pick after already knocking off their first pick.
Two more casualties can be added to the long list of injured fighters that the “year of injuries” has claimed. Heavyweight Shane Carwin and lightweight Gray Maynard both suffered knee injuries that have forced them to withdraw from their upcoming bouts.
Things get started on The Ultimate Fighter 16 with last week’s winner Jon Manley celebrating the season’s first finish. At the opposite end of things was James Chaney who not only lost the fight but got desperate and bit Manley. In a very mature act, Chaney pulled UFC President Dana White aside and confessed to the act, apologizes and White accepts.