Roy Nelson has never looked worse and Stipe Miocic has never looked better. After the UFC 161 co-main event, the two heavyweight’s careers appeared to be headed in different directions. Nelson, who was on the verge of a title shot, was completely outclassed by the more athletic fighter and he was completely gassed by the end of Round 1.
Miocic was able to use his crisper punches to always beat Nelson to the blow, and he put on an amazing showing in the toughest test of his career to earn the victory.
It is going to be interesting to see if Miocic now cracks the top ten rankings and what the UFC has in store for him next. For Nelson, the entire contract drama is in his immediate future, so we will see what Dana White company decide on the “Big Country” front.
If you missed the fight, you can catch the full fight video highlights of Miocic vs. Nelson below:
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