The co-main event of UFC 161 saw Roy Nelson taking on Stipe Miocic in the last fight on Nelson's contract. Most expected Nelson to win the fight, but Miocic made a huge statement by largely dominating Big Country over the full fifteen minutes. You can watch the video highlights above, and/or read my play by play of the final round below. Enjoy!
Round 3 - Miocic with two jabs, a straight right, and another. Nelson is eating a ton of shots once again. Nelson chucked the winging right again but Miocic has plenty of time to evade it. Miocic peoppered Roy with jabs. Roy came forward and Stipe literally ran away. Nelson landed a nice counter right. Nelson was dog-tired, with his hands down. Miocic got a takedown, but Nelson got up quickly. They clinched up against the fence, and were separated within 15 seconds. Hoser Canadian ref. Nelson with an uppercut but Stipe got out of danger quickly. Miocic charged foward with punches and they clinched again.Back to the center with 30 seconds to go.Miocic threw it all at him for the final 20 seconds, and raised his hands in victory at the horn. 10-9 Miocic, and 30-27 overall.