Roy Nelson vs. Cheick Kongo
The heavyweights enter the Octagon next with Roy Nelson (18-7) taking on Cheick Kongo (18-7-2). These two have been up against several former champions and contenders in the past. The referee will be Kevin Mulhall.
Round 1: Nelson quickly brings this one to the fence, tying him up and leaning on him. Kongo fights hard to get out, but Nelson is just too big and strong. Kongo fights off the first takedown and the ref separates them. Oh my god….I know it is said too often, but Nelson catches Kongo moving to his right and floors him. This one is over after another single punch, and Nelson leaps on top of the cage, much to the excitement of the Jersey crowd.
Roy Nelson def. Cheick Kongo via KO (strike) at 2:03 of Round 1