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Roy Nelson vs. Fabrício Werdum

Co-Main Event | Heavyweight · 265 lbs | MMA

Fabrício Werdum defeats Roy Nelson via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Fabrício "Vai Cavalo" Werdum
Mmaweekly large Roy "Big Country" Nelson

Werdum
Decision
Round 3

Fabrício Werdum Roy Nelson

"Vai Cavalo" "Big Country"

14-5-1   Pro Record At Fight   16-6-0
Climbed to 15-5   Record After Fight   Fell to 16-7
-160 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +135 (Slight Underdog)
Br Brazil   Nationality   Us United States
Los Angeles, California   Fighting out of   Las Vegas, Nevada
34 years, 5 months, 4 days   Age at Fight   35 years, 7 months, 1 day
246.0 lbs (111.6 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   246.0 lbs (111.6 kgs)
6'4" (193cm)   Height   6'0" (183cm)
77.0" (196cm)   Reach   72.0" (183cm)
Kings MMA   Gym   Country Club
UFC 143
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit
  • Date: Saturday 02.04.2012 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Josh Rosenthal
  • Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Co-Main Event (fight 10 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Nelson Total Disclosed Pay: $85,000
  • Werdum Total Disclosed Pay: $165,000
  • Event Links:

Nelson vs. Werdum Wiki Update Wiki

The co-main event of UFC 143 featured Fabricio Werdum making his return to the UFC in a heavyweight matchup with Roy Nelson.


Werdum opened with a push kick to the leg, a low kick, and a kick to the body. Werdum took the back immediately upon Nelson slipping, but Nelson was able to escape to standing quickly. Werdum latched on a thai clinch and landed some powerful knees to the head, putting Nelson in serious danger and need of escaping. Nelson reversed and pushed Werdum against the cage but some blood began to trickle from his nose. Werdum opened up with another pair of knees that looked powerful enough to end a fight if they landed in the right spot. Nelson again spun out and threw knees to the legs of Werdum until referee Josh Rosenthal broke them up to have Nelson's nose checked by the doctor. Nelson was quickly cleared and the pair restarted. Nelson landed a right that dropped Werdum off-balance, and Werdum smiled as Nelson moved forward into his guard. Werdum immediately attacked for a triangle and then to an armbar, putting Nelson at some risk before Nelson backed away to his feet. Werdum landed a knee and then whiffed on a wheel kick that demonstrated just how much his striking game had evolved.


Nelson pushed the pace to begin the second round but ate a powerful low kick as Werdum then clinched up again and threw another knee. Blood streamed down the center of Nelson's nose from the same cut in a gruesome sight. Werdum threw another low kick, then a head kick. Nelson was getting battered but still looking to land a home run right hand. Werdum fought more cautiously as the round wore on, landing more shots but also appearing vulnerable as Nelson threw some power shots and stunned him twice.


Werdum moved in for a takedown to begin the third but got himself briefly stuck in a guillotine choke that he had to carefully navigate his way out of. Nelson pressed Werdum against the fence, and as they broke free Werdum landed a solid combination. Werdum landed a front kick to the face and was out-landing Nelson by a wide margin midway through the round. Nelson again threw an overhand right bomb but couldn't connect.


The judges scored the bout 30-27 unanimously in favor of the winner, Fabricio Werdum.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:44 PM ET
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Nelson vs. Werdum Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 1634  
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Nelson vs. Werdum Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Ai se eu te pego 2 rsrsrsrsrs!! @wandfc @SpiderAnderson @BonyAcaiBR @alonsopvt @BabalusIronGym @kings_mma @RenataBuon http://t.co/F2GHO4JB
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I want to thank the fans for the follows and @ufc @danawhite @lorenzofertitta for the twitter bonus
4 days
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Early morning off to work. Looking into S.M.A.R.T. Training I heard it what the Russians & east Germans used. Action/Reaction Nervous System
4 days
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@Scottjorgensen Same, studying what I need to capitalize when those small opportunities come. Let me know when your in Vegas
3 days
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@Scottjorgensen Wanted to check on ya and see how you were doing.
3 days
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Eu to muito feliz!vocês sabem que hora é?É hora de largar um queridooo!rsrsrsrsrsrsrsee!!
2 days
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Acabei de acordar!!baah que vista!! http://t.co/OfKa9VnT
2 days
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http://t.co/hEOm8nOa I am glad that TMZ watches my fights, just like the rest of the fans. Thank you!
2 days
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http://t.co/iwYEaOCB
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http://t.co/tMxABskm
1 day
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@roynelsonmma thanks for the fight!! You are a true warrior!!
1 day
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Agora é só família time!! @kings_mma @wandfc @RadioPVT @SpiderAnderson @alonsopvt @rede_globo @agoraetarde http://t.co/1taA2n4F
1 day
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Here me coolio and superbowl party with ebay motors http://t.co/HbGShelX
1 day
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Agora é só família time!! @kings_mma @wandfc @RadioPVT @SpiderAnderson @alonsopvt @rede_globo @agoraetarde http://t.co/Wex2wlq0
1 day
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É muito bom chegar em casa depois de um batalha!!baaah!
1 day
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http://t.co/pVN2dFQV
1 day
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Foi iradaaa a festa ontem!! http://t.co/ydDYptJD
22 hours
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To muito feliz!!rsrsrersrs!
22 hours
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To no aeroporto de Vegas indo a Los Angeles!E as 22:00 estou indo para brasil! IRADOOO!!
22 hours
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Valeu galera,to muito feliz por todas as msg que eu recebi!!VAICAVALOOO!!
22 hours
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Here is the cut from me head butting werdum's knee in the 1st. My face is fine, forehead is a little sore. http://t.co/3V8zWqcd #fb
21 hours
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Thanks for the support thoughts and prayers. As the "Terminator" would say "I will be back" Stronger, better, 2012 will make it happen #fb
21 hours
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Press conference http://t.co/iitgwRWP
21 hours
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Valeu @micheltelo
9 hours
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Congrats Werdum, when u get knocked down u get back up, push forward & learn 2 B a better fighter. Thank u 4 the support. I will B back #fb
9 hours
after
http://t.co/DQiyYmm1 Here is my offical walkout t-shirt. @punishment99 What do u guys think?
44 minutes
before
Shout out to @gunstorechris Alicia, Jenica, Alexa, and Brandon for your continual support!
1 hour
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@junior_cigano Call me when you get back to the states.
1 hour
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@junior_cigano Thanks for the support and friendship.
1 hour
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Tomando café!! @RadioPVT @wandfc @BonyAcaiBR @alonsopvt @rede_globo @agoraetarde @Catrafrases @kings_mma http://t.co/ltgjI8r2
1 hour
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RT @junior_cigano who does the champion think will win tonight , Nelson or Werdum ? I'm taking Big Country .” Thanks Junior!
1 hour
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http://t.co/SMkAcYD3 @hdeanUFC Did you see this pic of you make sure I am on task? Thanks for all of your help.
1 hour
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@BigSexyMcCorkle Thanks McCorkle, appreciate it
17 hours
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@MiguelTorresMMA Mullets gotta stick together.
18 hours
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NELSON vs. WERDUM!!! http://t.co/aY9BmOm4
18 hours
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I want to thank all my sponsors for this fight, @mybluegrace @BobbyBG_CEO @tapout @punishment99 #fullmetaljousting @REBPUBLIC
18 hours
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Um abraço para a galera do @MMASul_Valmir valeu!!
23 hours
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Getting ready for the weight in!!
23 hours
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PR week almost over, and the fight actual starts tomorrow. Thanks for the supports.
1 day
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http://t.co/rPLIz68R
2 days
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@JacareMMA Sabe muito dos nossos!!
2 days
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E ai galera entrevista na @RadioPVT http://t.co/eoGk4mKV @wandfc @rede_globo @BonyAcaiBR @BabalusIronGym @kings_mma @agoraetarde
2 days
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@ForrestGriffin @61_caddy Thanks for the help and 3 more days of fun. Then we can eat!
3 days
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SPA ANTES DA LUTA!!VAICAVALO! @wandfc @BonyAcaiBR @orlandoGBDENA @alonsopvt @BabalusIronGym @rede_globo @RenataBuon http://t.co/AJ1GnugM
3 days
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http://t.co/leK350Li Myself and @NateDiaz209
3 days
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http://t.co/ynY3swey Myself and Nick Diaz @nickdiaz209
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http://t.co/33HMvXWC
4 days
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Just got done watching Dance Moms, dance competition very similiar to the mma business, poor kids
4 days
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Warming up for night train! UFC 143... Aquecendo pro treino de hj a noite! http://t.co/QLWZ0xR4
4 days
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Checking into my hotel, front desk lady tells me if I use the phone they are allowed to listen & record my call for quality insurance. Weird
4 days
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valeu @Hernandinhu
5 days
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@wandfc valeu dos nossos!!team Wand no tuf!!baah!to grandãoo!
5 days
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I want thanks my sponsors #UFC 143 @BonyAcaiBR @Venumfight and punishment Atlethics !! @SpiderAnderson @wandfc @kings_mma @LucasWCT
5 days
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I would like to Thanks my oficial sponsors For UFC 143 @BonyAcaiBR @Venumfight and Pubishment Atlethics !! @wandfc http://t.co/G9weVHGg
5 days
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Estamos indo no cirque du soleil http://t.co/hhJZNmm7
6 days
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@roynelsonmma http://t.co/yO5EZfDc Fight Week PR week
6 days
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http://t.co/I70BcomV A mans best friend
6 days
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I can't believe I am fighting in 9 days at UFC 143 against Werdum!
9 days
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Check out my UFC 143 official walk t-shirt on http://t.co/rZVXOYIn @titoortiz @punishment99
9 days
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Treino de hoje! @alonsopvt alonsopvt @BabalusIronGym @wandfc @rede_globo @SpiderAnderson @agoraetarde @edblackhouse http://t.co/momuxzGu
9 days
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Parents today surprise me. Wife eating a candy bar & a 3yr old walks up looking at her, so the mother asks my wife, "Can u give him some?"
9 days
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