UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson

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UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateApril 11, 2014 (2014-04-11)
Venuedu Arena
CityAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Total gate$1,800,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale: Bisping vs. Kennedy

UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson (also known as UFC Fight Night 39) was a mixed martial arts event held on April 11, 2014, at du Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.[2]


A heavyweight bout between Roy Nelson and Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira headlined this event.[2][3]

The event was the second that the organization hosted in Abu Dhabi, after UFC 112 in 2010. The event was also the first UFC and MMA event held at the du Arena.

A flyweight bout between Alptekin Özkiliç and Dustin Ortiz was expected to take place on this card. However, on April 3, the fight was cancelled due to injury to Özkiliç.[4]

A middleweight bout between Chris Camozzi and Andrew Craig was expected to take place on this card, however the fight was cancelled on the day of the weigh-ins as Craig was ruled out with an illness. Despite the cancellation, the UFC announced that both fighters would receive their show money for the bout.[5]


Fight card (UFC Fight Pass)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Roy Nelson def. Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira KO (punch) 1 3:37
Featherweight Clay Guida def. Tatsuya Kawajiri Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Ryan LaFlare def. John Howard Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Ramsey Nijem def. Beneil Dariush TKO (punches) 1 4:20
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Heavyweight Jared Rosholt def. Daniel Omielańczuk Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–26, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Thales Leites def. Trevor Smith TKO (punches) 1 0:45
Featherweight Jim Alers def. Alan Omer Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Rani Yahya vs. Johnny Bedford No Contest (accidental headbutt) 1 0:39 [a]
  1. ^ Bout ruled a No Contest as an accidental clash of heads rendered Yahya unable to protect himself.


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[7]

  • Fight of the Night: Clay Guida vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
  • Performance of the Night: Roy Nelson and Ramsey Nijem

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Staff (April 11, 2014). "UFC Fight Night 40 attendance pushes gate to $1.8 million". MMAjunkie.com.
  2. ^ a b Dann Stupp and Matt Erickson (2014-01-30). "Date, broadcast info for UFC's return to Abu Dhabi, Roy Nelson vs. 'Big Nog' headliner". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-01-30.
  3. ^ Staff (2014-02-25). "UFN: Abu Dhabi". ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
  4. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-04-03). "Alptekin Ozkilic out of UFC Fight Night 39 bout with Dustin Ortiz". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-04-03.
  5. ^ John Morgan (2014-04-10). "Illness scraps Andrew Craig vs. Chris Camozzi at UFC Fight Night 39". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-04-10.
  6. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  7. ^ Staff (2014-04-11). "UFC Fight Night 39 bonuses: Clay Guida, Tatsuya Kawajiri nab 'FOTN' honors". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-04-11.