UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson
|UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson|
A poster or logo for UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||April 11, 2014|
|City||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
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.
|Fight card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|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]|
- Bout ruled a No Contest as an accidental clash of heads rendered Yahya unable to protect himself.
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Clay Guida vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
- Performance of the Night: Roy Nelson and Ramsey Nijem
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- John Morgan (2014-04-10). "Illness scraps Andrew Craig vs. Chris Camozzi at UFC Fight Night 39". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-04-10.
- "UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
- Staff (2014-04-11). "UFC Fight Night 39 bonuses: Clay Guida, Tatsuya Kawajiri nab 'FOTN' honors". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-04-11.