UFC Fight Night Abu Dhabi results: Roy Nelson flattens Minotauro Nogueira with massive right hand

Maxx Wolfson

See how the main event of UFC Abu Dhabi went down between Roy Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

The main event of UFC Abu Dhabi pitted heavyweights Roy Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira together in a five-round fight. Neither man had been to a round 4 in their UFC careers, and nearly all of Nelson's wins had come by 1st round KO. Nogueira had never lost two straight and Nelson had never lost three straight, so one of those streaks was about to come to an end.

Big Nog tried walking Nelson down in the beginning of the 1st round, but it was Nelson who struck first blood, landing that clubbing right hand early on Nogueira. On this occasion, he did not rush in to look for the quick finish. Nogueira soon recovered and they resumed a fight that was contested entirely on the feet. At the 3 minute mark, with Nogueira still trying to get his wits about him and land a few shots of his own, he was pancaked by another right, and when he got back to his feet he was on wobbly legs in all sorts of trouble. Moments later, the final right hand stiffened Nogueira like a plank and that was the end of a one-sided mauling. There was no need for follow-up blows and Nelson just walked away as Nogueira laid limp on the canvas. Pure domination from Nelson and we may have just seen the finale of Minotauro's career.

Official Result: Roy Nelson def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via KO (punch) at 3:37 of round 1.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker