UFC 159 Live Blog: Roy Nelson vs. Cheick Kongo

Roy Nelson faces Cheick Kongo at UFC 159 on Saturday night. - Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 159 live blog for Roy Nelson vs. Cheick Kongo, a heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Prudential Center in Newark.

Nelson, who has won three of his past five fights, will face Kongo, who is 3-1-1 in his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 159 live blog below.


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Round 1: Kevin Mulhall is the referee for this one. Nelson initiates a clinch and presses Kongo against the cage. Mulhall, who's having a bad night, breaks them while they're working. Nelson drops Kongo with one big right-handed bomb to the jaw, lands another huge right, and Mulhall stops the fight.

Roy Nelson def. Cheick Kongo via KO at 2:03 of round one.

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