clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

UFC 159 Live Blog: Roy Nelson vs. Cheick Kongo

Roy Nelson faces Cheick Kongo at UFC 159 on Saturday night.
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.


More Coverage: UFC 159 Results | UFC news
Download MMA Fighting iPhone App


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.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Fighting Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Fighting