Josh Barnett-Roy Nelson
Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson face off during the UFC's Go Big launch event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on 4 September, 2015. Getty

Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson battle it out in the heavyweight bout during the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night 75 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on Sunday, 27 September.

Where to watch live

The Main Card event starts at 3am BST. Live coverage is on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport app. Live streaming of the link is available on UFC's official website. The fight between Josh Barnett v Roy Nelson is set to start at 4:15am BST.


Barnett is the UFC heavyweight champion and he will be defending his title against Nelson, The Ultimate Fighter 10 winner. Avoiding right hand against Nelson, who is also known as the "Big Country" is a tried and tested method in defeating him.

The defending champion will be looking forward to using the same technique when he will face his compatriot at the Saitama Super Arena. Barnett is the favourite to win the bout and retain the heavyweight title. However, Nelson may still stand a chance as his opponent has not fought for the last two years.

The UFC event is held for the fourth time in Saitama, Japan. The last clash was between Nelson and Mark Hunt as the latter sealed a victory by knockout. The 39-year-old will be looking to avoid another defeat when he takes on Barnett on Sunday.

What they say

Josh Barnett: "I don't really having anything personal with Roy particularly. But I do have, I do have something personal against myself and my last performance. My last fight was not acceptable for me in any way, shape, or form and I have a real bad taste in my mouth over that and I want to make sure I go above and beyond in this fight."

Roy Nelson: "For myself, personally, as long as I'm still competitive, I want to fight. My goal is to fight for the championship and fight for the UFC belt. I just need the opportunity to actually fight for the belt,

Betting odds (

  • Josh Barnett to win: 1/3
  • Roy Nelson to win: 27/11

Main Event

  • Heavyweight: Josh Barnett vs Roy Nelson
  • Middleweight: Gegard Mousasi vs Uriah Hall
  • Flyweight: yoji Horiguchi vs Chico Camus
  • Bantamweight: Takeya Mizugaki vs George Roop
  • Featherweight: Katsunori Kikuno vs Diego Brandao
  • Featherweight: Mizuto Hirota vs Teruto Ishihara