Birth Name: Roy Nelson
A.K.A.: Big Country
Birth Date: June 20, 1976
Born in: Thibodaux, Louisiana
Roy Nelson won the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter. Nelson is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Renzo Gracie and trains with Ken Shamrock’s Lion’s Den.
He became the first ever IFL heavyweight champion in 2007, a title he successfully defended 3 times before the organization folded 2008.
MAJOR TITLES WON: IFL Heavyweight Championship
NOTABLE VICTORIES: Stefan Struve, Brendan Schaub, Kimbo Slice (exhibition), Brad Imes, Fabiano Scherner, Antoine Jaoude
NOTABLE LOSSES: Junior dos Santos, Jeff Monson, Andrei Arlovski, Ben Rothwell