Roy Nelson vs Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Planned for April 11th UFC Event in Abu Dhabi

Roy Nelson

Roy Nelson

  • 19-9 MMA / 6-5 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Cheick Kongo, Stefan Struve, Mirko Cro Cop

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

  • 34-8-1 MMA / 5-4 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Dan Henderson, Fabricio Werdum, Randy Couture

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Event TBD

April 11th, 2014

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Venue TBD

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Roy Nelson is desperate need of a victory to maintain relevance among the top fights in the UFC’s heavyweight division following back-to-back uninspiring efforts against Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier. He was quickly climbing the ranks in 2012 to early 2013, when he won three-straight fights over Dave Herman, Matt Mitrione, and Cheick Kongo, earning first round knockouts in all three fights.

37-year old, former Pride Fighting and UFC heavyweight champion, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira refuses to call it a career just yet, despite trading wins and losses since December of 2008. After nearly going 10 years without losing by stoppages to begin his career, his last four losses have been stoppage defeats (2 KO/TKO, 2 submissions). Noguiera’s last win came at UFC 153, submitting Dave Herman in the second round.

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