Round 1 - Jerin Valel is the ref for the heavyweight co-main event. They touch gloves and get started. Miocic goes to the right right away. But Nelson catches him anyway. Nelson will shoot and then go for a right hand. Good right hand from Miocic, but Nelson comes forward. Right hand from Nelson, but Miocic still fires back. They trade kicks, and Nelson wants an uppercut. Big right haymaker lands for Nelson, but Miocic answers back, then goes for a takedown that he quickly bails on and ties things up. Miocic lands a nice right hand, but then eats a right. He fires back, though. Then combinations. Nelson might be in trouble, and he uses a takedown to fight through it. But they're quickly back to the feet. They hit the ground for a moment, but Miocic wants to be on the feet. LEft hand from Nelson has Miocic slipping. Miocic lands a jab. Then he gets inside. He's teeing off now. Nelson is in a lot of trouble with 80 seconds to go. He's holding on. Miocic lands an uppercut and elbows. Nelson is bloody and holding on. Nelson appears to have survived for now. They'll split with 20 seconds left and not much more action. It's a 10-9 round for Miocic, the Ohioan, on the MMAjunkie.com card.
Round 2 - They come out bombing again, but it's Miocic who gets the better ones off. Nelson still is swinging, and any one of them could be a fight-ender if on the button. Miocic starts landing big again. Nelson is getting lit up. Nelson's exhausted. Miocic lands elbows inside and they tie up. Miocic looks fresh. Nelson is worn on. Miocic lands a kick to the body, then a jab. He's picking him apart right now. Big right hand from Miocic, and then a knee. But Nelson keeps walking through it. Miocic fakes a shot, but pulls back from it right away. Miocic lands a big right. But Nelson lands a right uppercut that has Miocic on his horse for a second. Nelson wants a big uppercut and it's not there. But Miocic lands some big ones as the sweat goes flying off Nelson's head. It's another 10-9 round for Miocic on the MMAjunkie.com scorecard.
Round 3 - Jabs early from Miocic, and a right hand again sends Nelson's head flying back. Uppercut from Miocic is on the money, and a right hand just drills Nelson. Still he won't go down. Nelson winging punches in desperation. They're not on teh mark yet. Nelson lands a right as Miocic walks away. He blocks a couple Nelson rights. Nelson gets close and Miocic wisely runs out of danger. But Nelson lands a right. Miocic gets the fight to the ground about midway through the frame. They come back up quickly, and Miocic puts Nelson's back on the cage. With 1:45 left, they're split. Nelson's hands are down, exhausted. He lands a right that again has Miocic backing away. Miocic lands a couple punches and they tie up. With 25 seconds left, they split and will finish in the imddle. Miocic lands a right hand and a knee. And that's how we'll end. Stipe Miocic def. Roy Nelson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)