The third fight of the night on the pay-per-view portion of the card for UFC 137 is Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Filipovic. This is a heavyweight fight. 'CroCop' has suggested this could be his last fight in MMA. The referee in charge of the action is Steve Mazzagatti.
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ROUND 1 - CroCop opens southpaw, Nelson is orthodox. Big overhand right from Nelson misses the mark. Single leg drive takedown sends CroCop to his back. Nelson works on top from CroCop's guard. CroCop works his way back to his feet. Middle kick from CroCop finds the mark. Right hand from Nelson lands, but eats a partial uppercut as a return. Both fighters trade strong hand punches. Another middle kick from CroCop lands.
MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 CroCop.
ROUND 2 - Right hand from Nelson rocks CroCop and sends him reeling, but he recovers and rocks Nelson. Nelson covering up along the fence and CroCop is unloading. Somehow Nelson survives and the two circle back into the center of the cage. Head kick from CroCop is blocked. Nelson sort of runs the pipe on a single and now is in side control on CroCop. Short hammerfists from Nelson on top now, but they're not doing much. Nelson achieves mounted crucifix and lands a steady stream of punches.
MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Nelson.
ROUND 3 - Attempted middle kick from Nelson doesn't land very hard. Right hand from Nelson sends CroCop stumbling back, but he recovers. Short left from Nelson hurts CroCop and sends him face-first into the mat. CroCop attempts to recover, but Nelson takes his back. Raining punches from on top, the referee stops the fight.
UFC 137 results: Roy Nelson defeats Mirko 'CroCop' Filipovic by TKO (referee stoppage) at 1:30 of round 3.