Fight Night 95 pits #11 Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson against #15 Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva in what could be a spectacular knockout or a fight that rivals The Ghostbusters remake in terms of unwatchability.
Well, what’s the worst thing that could happen, right?
Bigfoot has a solid 19-9-1 record with his most famous victories coming over Arlovski and Fedor in Strikeforce, with the latter due to doctor’s stoppage. He even finished both Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem early in his UFC career, but that seems lightyears away at this point.
Since his Overeem KO in early 2013, Bigfoot has not aged well going 1-5-1 with all five losses coming as first-round TKOs/KOs, failing to last longer than 3:45 in any of these fights.
With Silva’s chin seemingly gone, he will be thrown to the wolves once more at Fight Night 95: Cyborg vs Lansberg. This time, that wolf’s name is Roy Nelson. ‘Big Country’ has not had recent success despite the spin-cycle the heavyweight division is currently in, having lost to nearly everyone in the top 15 over the course of three years.
The TUF Season 10 (aka season Kimbo) winner has plenty of wins over pretenders/has-beens (Mitrione, Struve, Schaub, Kongo) but no real elite victories to claim. In a division that has been ruled by the likes of Dos Santos, Velasquez, Werdum and now Miocic, Nelson has never found his name in the mix of a title fight.
Many are left to wonder if Nelson has the power to send bodies the mat anymore, with four straight decisions to date. However, Nelson has not tested the glass chin that is Antonio Silva yet.
Just as we see above, I think Roy Nelson can summon the power of Cthulhu in his right hand to defeat Bigfoot.
We know Cyborg is likely to end any hopes of a modelling career Lina Lansberg may have, and Erick Silva post-USADA may have his face punched in, so here’s hoping we get another KO on the card through this fight.