UFC Fight Night 39 ended with an exclamation point in Abu Dhabi when heavyweight Roy Nelson landed several of his signature overhand right hands to knock out legendary but aging Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in the evening's main event.
In the co-main event, Clay Guida put on his best performance in some time, defeating Japanese veteran Tatsuya Kawajiri.
The card aired entirely via UFC Fight Pass, the company's fledgling online streaming service.
The full slate and results:
Roy Nelson def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by KO, 3:37, Rd. 1
Clay Guida def. Tatsuya Kawajiri by unanimous decision
Ryan LaFlare def. John Howard by unanimous decision
Ramsey Nijem def. Beneil Dariush by TKO, 4:20, Rd. 1
Jared Rosholt def. Daniel Omielańczuk by unanimous decision
Thales Leites def. Trevor Smith by TKO, 0:45, Rd. 1
Jim Alers def. Alan Omer by split decision
Rani Yahya vs. Johnny Bedford No Contest (illegal headbutts from Bedford)
The main event features two aging lions of the heavyweight division in Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Roy Nelson, both grasping for a final shot at high-level relevance.
The main card begins at 2 p.m.
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