Round 1 – Nogueira takes the center. Nelson moving around and pushes in a leaping left. Nogueira tries to grab his neck, but Nelson pull away. Nelson working a jab, and he lands a right hand. Nogueira falls to the floor. Nelson follows up but eventually backs away. Nogueira looks a little shaky when he stands. Nelson patient on the restart. Nogueira seems to have recovered well, but he’s struggling to mount much offense. Nelson with another big right that lands. Another huge right sends Nogueira on the floor. Nelson brings him back up and continues the beating. Nogueira somehow still on his feet. Big right hand comes in, and Nogueira is done. Nelson with the walk-off win. Brutal.
Result: Roy Nelson def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 3:37