Keep up with the official results for every fight on the UFC Fight Night: Abu Dhabi card. The night's main event features heavyweights Minotauro Nogueira and Roy Nelson.
The UFC is making its return to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates after a four-year absence. Unlike UFC 112, this card is exclusively on UFC Fight Pass, with heavyweight legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira squaring off against knockout artist Roy Nelson. Nogueira is coming off of a submission loss to Fabricio Werdum last June, while Roy Nelson has lost his last 2 (vs. Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier). This is a scheduled five-rounder, although neither man has seen a 4th round in their UFC careers.
This post will provide immediate updates of the official results for every UFC Abu Dhabi fight, with a full recap of the main event. For those who are holding off on watching this show live (at 12:15 PM ET) then I suggest you avoid scrolling down further. Following the conclusion of the main event, Bloody Elbow will provide extensive post-event coverage for the rest of the day and into Saturday.
Roy Nelson def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via KO (right hand) at 3:37 of round 1.
Clay Guida def. Tatsuya Kawajiri via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Ryan LaFlare def. John Howard via unanimous decision. Scores were not given at the time of the announcement.
Ramsey Nijem def. Beneil Dariush via TKO (punches) at 4:20 of round 1.
Jared Rosholt def. Daniel Omielanczuk by unanimous decision. Scores were not given at the time of the announcement, but it was probably 30-27 across the board.
Thales Leites def. Trevor Smith via TKO (punches) at :45 of round 1.
Jim Alers def. Alan Omer via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
Johnny Bedford vs. Rani Yahya ends in a No Contest at :39 of round 1 after an accidental headbutt dropped Yahya and he was subsequently knocked out.