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UFC 159: Kongo vs. Nelson Recap

Roy Nelson

MMAFrenzy’s coverage of UFC 159 continues with our recap of a heavyweight battle between Roy Nelson and Cheick Kongo. The big men met in an explosive fight that saw Nelson come out on top with devastating knockout victory.

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Nelson Floors Kongo

Roy Nelson’s strength in the Octagon has often been the power in his strong overhand right. Add in the fact that Kongo has often been vulnerable to the overhand right and it would seem like this bout was decided before the two met tonight. Sure enough, Nelson with put away Kongo out with a nasty overhand right to notch his third straight victory in the Octagon via knockout/TKO.


Rd. 1- Legkick by Kongo to open the action but Nelson immediately looks for takedown and eats a punch on the way in. Kongo with knees in the clinch but Nelson has a body lock here and the referee breaks them up. Huge overhand right by Nelson and Kongo is down and out.

Roy Nelson def. Cheick Kongo via KO (punch) at 2:03 of Round 1

Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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