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UFC 159: Roy Nelson vs. Cheick Kongo

Roy Nelson celebrates his victory over Mirko Cro

Roy Nelson celebrates his victory over Mirko Cro Cop, of Croatia, following a mixed martial arts heavyweight bout, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in Las Vegas. Nelson won by TKO. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken) (Credit: AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

NEWARK -- Roy Nelson continues to defy conventional wisdom about physical appearance in mixed martial arts.

A heavyweight fighter who looks more like a bar room brawler than he does a mixed martial artist, won his third straight fight by knocking out Cheick Kongo at UFC 159 on Saturday night at the Prudential Center.

Nelson landed a huge overhand right that dropped Kongo (28-8-2), then followed with another big right that ended the fight at the 2:03 mark.

"All I do is they set them up and I knock them down," said Nelson (20-7). "I want that gold."

Nelson added that he wants to fight the winner of Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva at UFC 160.

Watch the UFC 159 live stream of post-fight presser just after 1 a.m.

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