UFC 143 Results: Fabricio Werdum defeats Roy Nelson via Unanimous Decision

MMA veteran Fabricio Werdum returned to the UFC against “Big Country” Roy Nelson, in what served as the co-main event of UFC 143 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Werdum defeated Nelson via Unanimous Decision after three grueling rounds, getting himself on track for a shot at the UFC Heavyweight title.

The fight started with Fabricio Werdum surprisingly getting Roy Nelson‘s back for a Rear Naked Choke, but TUF 10 managed to find his way out of one trouble, only to find himself in another. Werdum was able to get a Muay Thai clinch on Roy Nelson, unleashing “knees from hell”, with sights on getting a quick finish. But once again, Nelson survived the onslaught, as the fight continued.

Big Country had his moments in the fight as well. Nelson was able to rock Werdum on several occasions, but the “big picture” was still the same; Fabricio Werdum had advantage in every aspect of Mixed Martial Arts. Roy Nelson ended the fight with a crimson mask on his face, while “Vai Cavalo” celebrated a clean Unanimous Decision victory.

Fabricio Werdum is now 15-5-1 in his MMA campaign. The fight with Frank Mir simply has to happen.



  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/MMAW/ MMAW

    Werdum pointing + saying “what’s that over there?” then hits Big Country with the other hand LoL

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/The-Titan/ The Titan

    The fight with Frank Mir will happen I got a feeling that it will happen. I actually think Mir could submit Werdum due to his incredible strength and size difference. Frank Mir is a stud who likes to break bones.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Mindkontrolle/ mindkontrolle

    remember Nelson vs JDS??

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Mindkontrolle/ mindkontrolle

    Werdum Mir is a sick fight

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Mindkontrolle/ mindkontrolle

    you sharped yourself huh?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Cronos/ Cronos

    I see Werdum subing Mir, I believe Werdum has the best jits @ heavyweight.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Odesahitman/ odesahitman

    Would you like Frank to break your bone Titan?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Biggermmafan/ biggermmafan

    idk, i think it would be a good fight

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Biggermmafan/ biggermmafan

    i demand to see werrdum vs mir and the winner of that fights the winner of overeem jds

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/The-Titan/ The Titan

    No but I would like to break yours.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/KeithFarrell/ KeithFarrell

    Werdum looked really improved in the standup and as always looked great on the ground. I still think he wouldn’t be able to beat JDS or Cain but a fight with Mir would be interesting, both heavy handed HWs with really good striking (different styles) and are both at the top of the list for submission artists in MMA.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/KeithFarrell/ KeithFarrell

    I usually love Rogan no matter what but I feel it was a bit unfair that Werdum’s post fight interview was based all around how tough Roy is rather than how good Werdum looked.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/David-Saucier/ David Saucier

    horrible card??? This was one of the best cards ever from top to bottom.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/David-Saucier/ David Saucier

    he said at the presser if Roy looked, he was going to kick him in the head lol.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/MD777/ MD777

    Werdum improved far previous from fight and i credited Roy is tough as nail.IMO

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Cranestyle/ cranestyle

    I think Nelson is great, but I don’t buy this talk of the new, slimmer Big Country. I think he dropped about 10-15 lbs three fights ago, and hasn’t since.

    He’d be a beast at 205. He’s tough enough to hang with heavyweights but doesn’t have enough power to beat any of the top ones.