Saturday, April 12, 2014

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 39 RESULTS: Big Country KO's Big Nog - Roy Nelson Starches Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in Abu Dhabi - 4/11/14



The Ultimate Fighting Championship presented UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira vs Nelson on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The entire event streamed live online exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

In the main event, The Ultimate Fighter 10 winner Roy "Big Country" Nelson scored a one-punch, walk-off knockout of legendary heavyweight Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira. Clay "The Carpenter" Guida earned an entertaining unanimous decision victory over fellow fan favorite Tatsuya "Crusher" Kawajiri in the co-main event.

VIDEO: Roy Nelson vs 'Big Nog' Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira - Watch KO at UFC Fight Night 39

Complete Results After the Break

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 39: NOGUEIRA VS NELSON

MAIN CARD

Roy Nelson (20-9) won by KO over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-9)
[3:37] - Round 1 - punch

Clay Guida (31-14) won by UD over Tatsuya Kawajiri (33-8)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27 all)

Ryan LaFlare (11-0) won by UD over John Howard (22-9)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28 all)

Ramsey Nijem (9-4) won by TKO over Beneil Dariush (7-1)
[4:20] - Round 1 - punches

PRELIMS

Jared Rosholt (10-1) won by UD over Daniel Omielanczuk (16-4)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27 all)

Thales Leites (23-4) won by TKO over Trevor Smith (11-5)
[0:45] - Round 1 - punches

Jim Alers (13-1) won by SD over Alan Omer (18-4)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

Johnny Bedford (19-10, 1 NC) vs Rani Yahya (19-8, 1 NC) ruled NC
[0:39] - Round 1 - accidental clash of heads

Updated MMA win-loss records with total fight time in brackets

UD = Unanimous | SD = Split Decision | NC = No Contest


MADMAN AWARDS

FIGHTER OF THE NIGHT: Roy Nelson

BEST FIGHT: Jim Alers vs. Alan Omer

BEST KNOCKOUT: Roy Nelson over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

BIGGEST UPSET: Ramsey Nijem (+235) over Beneil Dariush

QUICKEST WIN: Thales Leites over Trevor Smith in 45 seconds

WORST FIGHT: Jared Rosholt vs. Daniel Omielanczuk

FAIL OF THE NIGHT: Johnny Bedford

Johnny Bedford earns the 'Fail of the Night' for his post-fight tantrum in which he continued to insist that he should have won the fight despite the fact that the replay on the big screen clearly showed that Rani Yahya was unintentionally knocked out by an illegal headbutt.

ODDS AND THEIR ENDS

VEGAS ODDSMAKERS: 6-1 with 1 push

Final betting odds with payouts listed for winning fighters.

Roy Nelson (-160) = 1 unit won 0.63 units
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (+150)

Clay Guida (-140) = 1 unit won 0.71 units
Tatsuya Kawajiri (+130)

Ryan LaFlare (-410) = 1 unit won 0.24 units
John Howard (+365)

Beneil Dariush (-255)
Ramsey Nijem (+235) = 1 unit won 2.35 units

Jared Rosholt (-280) = 1 unit won 0.36 units
Daniel Omielanczuk (+255)

Thales Leites (-545) = 1 unit won 0.18 units
Trevor Smith (+465)

Jim Alers (-230) = 1 unit won 0.43 units
Alan Omer (+210)

Rani Yahya (-170) = PUSH
Johnny Bedford (+160) = PUSH

UPDATED UFC RECORDS AND OVERALL MMA STREAKS

[Plus/minus] = fights currently won/lost in a row (in ANY MMA promotion)

Clay 'The Carpenter' Guida (11-8 UFC) [+1]

Thales Leites (8-3 UFC) [+6]

Roy 'Big Country' Nelson (7-5 UFC) [+1]

John 'Doomsday' Howard (6-4 UFC) [-1]

Ramsey Nijem (5-3 UFC) [+2]

Antonio Rodrigo 'Minotauro' Nogueira (5-5 UFC) [-2]

Ryan LaFlare (4-0 UFC) [+11]

Rani Yahya (4-2 [1 NC] UFC) [0]

Jared 'The Big Show' Rosholt (2-0 UFC) [+6]

'Brutal' Johnny Bedford (2-1 [1 NC] UFC) [0]

Jim 'The Beast' Alers (1-0 UFC) [+9]

Tatsuya 'Crusher' Kawajiri (1-1 UFC) [-1]

Beneil Dariush (1-1 UFC) [-1]

Daniel Omielanczuk (1-1 UFC) [-1]

Trevor 'Hot Sauce' Smith (1-2 UFC) [-1]

Alan Omer (0-1 UFC) [-1]

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