Roy "Big Country" Nelson

Somewhere beyond the shimmer and glitz of the Vegas strip, where the landscape gives way to the unforgiving granite of the Sierra Nevada mountains, is where Roy Nelson realized his dream and passion. Being subjected to the Vegas style environment has allowed Nelson to develop the durability to endure the rigours of being a professional fighter, while packing each performance with the tangible energy of a natural showman. He continues to hone his craft, thriving in the fastest growing sport in the world, and is part of the largest MMA organization in the world: the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). Nelson is an electric, in the flesh animation; a mixture of everyman humility and technical dominance, Nelson has quickly become one of the most recognized athletes in combat sports.

Roy “Big Country” Nelson’s fan base continues to explode along with MMA. His image in the public eye each year has become greater as more learn about this interesting and accomplished athlete. He is already a household name in MMA and mainstream circles. What started as a modest endeavor, inspired by his passion for martial arts and helping others become better athletes, has now caused Nelson to be elevated to compete in an elite realm of worldwide athletes: the UFC, which is considered internationally to be the most acclaimed and well-known MMA organization.


Quick Facts:

  • NAME: Roy Nelson
  • NICKNAME: Big Country
  • DOB: June 20, 1976
  • TEAM: The Country Club

Social Links

Twitter: @RoyNelsonMMA

Facebook: RoyNelsonUFC



Fight Background

  • Abu Dhabi Combat Club Veteran
  • 3X IFL Heavyweight Champion
  • Holds 3 spots on the most watched MMA fights
  • The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 Champion
  • Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Renzo Gracie
  • Black Sash in Shaolin Kung Fu
  • World Class Grappling






April 11th

UFC Fight Night April 11, 2014 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Roy “Big Country” Nelson vs. Minotauro Nogueira!

Roy Wins! - Roy Nelson knocks out Minotauro Nogueira in the first round at 3.37 seconds



Fight Night Abu Dhabi: Official Weigh-In


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