Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports
In a night of snoozers, the UFC is needing somebody to help redeem this card. Lucky for them, they have Roy Nelson on this card, a guy basically incapable of having a boring fight.
As the horn sounds both fighters come out hard. Nelson is showing more head movement than in previous fights, but keeps ducking forward. He fakes a takedown to set up a big right, and is pressing the action hard.
Miocic is on his proverbial bicycle, but is landing some shots while pedaling. Miocic clinches, but does very little with it.
Miocic is starting to land hard rights and actually rocks Nelson. He recovers quickly, but is looking a bit slower already. Nelson may have actually tired himself out.
With about a minute left, Miocic again rocks Nelson and clinches, landing several big elbows. Nelson recovers and reverses the clinch. Again, though, Nelson is looking slower and taking deep, deep breaths.
The round ends and Nelson quickly puts his hands to his knees.
Tough round for Nelson, and an easy one to score.