UFC 143 Results: Fabricio Werdum Defeats Roy Nelson by Unanimous Decision

G DAnalyst IIIFebruary 5, 2012

MMA Fighting
MMA Fighting

In the co-main event of the evening, Roy "Big Country" Nelson entered the Octagon looking to remain red-hot as he was set to take on the Brazilian native, Fabricio Werdum.

In his first fight back in the Octagon since 2008, Werdum wouldn't fail to impress as he came out of the gate like a madman.

Action would begin and end in the stand-up as Werdum began to impose his will to the much trimmer Nelson who continues to lose weight via secret ninja-training.

But, Nelson appeared to be no match for Werdum as he began to unload on vicious knees including one that would cut open the forehead of Nelson.

At the end of the opening round, "Big Country" would connect on a huge blow that caused Werdum to lose his footing but failed to finish as Round 1 came to a close.

Round 2 was all Werdum as he began to use a variety of leg and head kicks to unravel the large Nelson.

Werdum was clearly comfortable on his feet by this point as he began to connect on a series of punches, pushing Nelson up against the cage.

But, to Nelson's credit, he wasn't phased and continued to battle away until the second frame came to an end.

After losing the first two rounds, Nelson came out in the third swinging for the fences but was slowed down by Werdum's grueling strikes and kicks.

Nelson attempted to place Werdum in a standing guillotine choke but it wasn't enough to phase the giant Brazilian.

The third and final round came to a close as Las Vegas awaited an obvious decision.

The judge's scorecards read 30-27, 30-27 and 30-27 declaring Werdum the winner by unanimous decision.


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