Filed under: News , UFC After years of going toe to toe with every opponent, Roy Nelson decided to change things up in his most recent outing, and he took down Derrick Lewis seven times in their heavyweight clash at UFC Fight Night 90 in July. It, unfortunately, didn’t work out for him. On top of being booed by the crowd and dealing with several referee stand-ups, Nelson (21-13 MMA, 8-9 UFC)  lost a close split decision  to Lewis (16-4 MMA, 7-2 UFC). It was a frustrating outcome, but one “Big Country” said won’t discourage him from implementing a mixed attack in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 95 main-card showdown with Antonio Silva (19-9-1 MMA, 3-6-1 UFC). The FS1-televised fight takes place at Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil, and Nelson said he anticipates competing in an environment that will respect all aspects of fighting, particularly the ground game. “I think going down to Brazil, the people in Brazil actually respect Brazilian jiu-jitsu,” Nelson told MMAjunkie

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UFC Fight Night 95′s Roy Nelson: ‘People in Brazil actually respect jiu-jitsu’ – MMA Junkie

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