Exclusive: TUF champion earns black belt

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Roy Nelson made his octagon debut a successful one last Saturday, in Las Vegas. At the event marking the final of the tenth season of the The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) reality show, the former IFL champion overcame Brendan Schaub. Although the win came via knockout, Nelson was fully prepared to define the fight on the ground, as he is a Renzo Gracie black belt.

Roy Nelson promoted by Renzo. Photo: Luca Atalla

Roy Nelson promoted by Renzo. Photo: Luca Atalla

The promotion ceremony took place some months before the challenge, in New York, and GRACIEMAG.com was there to mark the occasion.

Another beast to debut in the UFC was Kimbo Slice, who overcame Houston Alexander by unanimous decision. Furthermore, the captains of the next season of tough have been defined: Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell.

Both are former champions of the organization and faced each other on two occasions, both of which Liddell won by knockout. As it is customary for the captains of each team to face off, Tito will have a chance at revenge.

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