UFC Fight Night 75 heads to Saitama, Japan on Saturday Sept. 26, 2015, for a big main event.

The word big comes into play because the two fighters in the main event are just that. The fight puts two top ranked heavyweights in #8 Josh Barnett and #11 Roy Nelson against each other to figure out who deserves their top ten position in the division.

Barnett is coming off of a devastating loss to Travis Browne by way of first round TKO. Before the loss, Barnett was on a two-fight win streak; with his biggest win a first round TKO over Frank Mir. Barnett is looking to get a much-needed win over Nelson and cement himself as a top ten heavyweight.

Roy Nelson comes into this fight needing a win in a big way. He is on a two-fight losing streak and lost four of his last five. After winning The Ultimate Fighter, Nelson has never really put it all together and turned into a star in the UFC. The big belied fighter will be looking to show that he is not done in the UFC and still has the gas in the tank to make a run to the top.

Nelson will surely have his hands full against Barnett, but here are Nelson’s keys to victory at UFC Fight Night 75.

Fight Like It Is His Last Main Event…Because It Could Be:

As said before, Nelson needs a win, and he needs it bad. Nelson is the main event of a UFC card coming off of two losses and losing four of his last five. If he loses this fight, Nelson can kiss a main event goodbye. He needs to go out on Saturday and fight like this will be his last main event because it could be.

Keep That Right Hand Ready:

Nelson has a deadly right hand and he needs to keep that bad boy ready on Saturday. Almost every win in Nelson’s career has come by the way of his right hand and he needs to make sure that he has it ready if he wants to win at UFC Fight Night 75.

Make Sure The Fight Does Not Go The Distance:

Win or lose, Nelson needs to make sure the fight does not go the distance. Nelson has been on the wrong song of decision victories his entire career and he does not want to go down in another one. Even if he gets knocked out, at least he will go down swinging. Nelson is not on the highest of highs right now in the UFC and a decision loss could really hurt him; it would hurt him more than getting knocked out. If Nelson wants to win on Saturday, he needs to go into the fight with the thought that it will not go the distance, even if that means him losing.

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Jeremy Klump
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Jeremy Klump is a Sport Media major at Ithaca College and has been writing about Mixed Martial Arts for over a year now. He interned at MVC Sports Management and AMA Fight Club. While interning at MVC and AMA, Jeremy found out that he had a true passion for writing about Mixed Martial Arts. He has interviewed and wrote articles on top UFC fighters while also having knowledge of regional fighters and the top new comers. He looks to grow as a writer and expand his knowledge of Mixed Martial Arts while being a proud member of The MMA Corner team.