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UFC 159 results: Roy Nelson knocks out Cheick Kongo

It took only two punches for Roy Nelson to knock Cheick Kongo out cold at UFC 159: "Jones vs. Sonnen" tonight (April 27, 2013) in Newark, New Jersey.

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The heavyweights were booked to bring the big guns at tonight's (Sat., April 27, 2013) UFC 159: "Jones vs. Sonnen" pay-per-view (PPV) at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, as Roy Nelson brought his two-fight win streak (both knockouts) to the cage to battle Cheick Kongo, who had gone eight months between fights.

It only took one punch to bring this one to a close.

Nelson opened the fight tentative, choosing to clinch up with Kongo against the fence, presumably in an effort to tire him out just a bit before going about throwing the big blows. When he did throw the big blow, it came hard and heavy.

In response to an inside leg kick, "Big Country" came over the top with an overhand right that hit right on the button. His follow up punch put the Frenchman to sleep.

Wam, bam, thank you, Cheick.

For complete results and blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 159 event click here.

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