Roy Nelson is accustomed to placing his gut front and center during fights, but he’s probably regretting that since UFC 161. On the card, Stipe Miocic connected with a record 437 significant strikes according to the number crunchers at Fight Metric.
No fighter has ever taken that many shots inside the Octagon for a 15 minute fight.
Heading into the show, Nelson took the fight on short notice and was riding three consecutive round one stoppages. His run was ended by Miocic, who improves to 4-1.
By taking the fight, Nelson fulfilled his UFC contract. Both sides are currently talking about a new deal.