In just a few hours, heavyweights Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Roy Nelson will square off in the main event of UFC Fight Night 39 from Abu Dhabi on Fight Pass.
FightLine will have complete coverage of the entire event, including live play-by-play of all nine fights.
Earlier this week, “UFC Tonight” hosts Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian offered up their thoughts on the Nogueira-Nelson bout.
“Roy is coming off two losses and he needs this win,” Sonnen said. “Big Nog is like an old leather shoe. This is a tough fight for him going five rounds.”
Florian feels the stand-up game might be where the difference is, as he stated, “Nelson is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt. It comes down to the wrestling of Nogueira.
“Can he take Nelson down? And you can’t ignore the boxing skills of Nogueira. He has to go in there and throw a lot of combinations at Nelson.”