Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA 6: Roy Nelson vs. Alan Belcher live stream results and play-by-play

Join us tonight for our live play-by-play coverage of the Gamebred Bareknuckle 6 main event featuring a heavyweight bout between Roy Nelson and Alan Belcher.

By: Stephie Haynes | 4 weeks ago
Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA 6: Roy Nelson vs. Alan Belcher live stream results and play-by-play
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The phrase “They always come back” certainly applies to this Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA 6 card. While most bareknuckle boutsโ€”no matter who is promotingโ€”feature plenty of ex-UFC athletes, this particular event is an absolute ode to aging fighters from the halls of Zuffa or Endeavor that still have some TNT in their hands. In total, we’ll see 11 former fighters from the UFC tonight. That said, this is probably the most stacked bareknuckle card ever.


The main event is a heavyweight showdown between former UFC and Bellator star Roy Nelson and former UFC middleweight contender Alan Belcher. Belcher carries the distinction of having already won a bareknuckle belt since he won the BKFC heavyweight strap back in February. Nelson has also had a bareknuckle fight and win back in May when he headlined Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA 4. He won against Dillon Cleckler via knockout.

Alan Belcher went on a wild run, fighting multiple times in BKFC over the course of two-plus years, winning every bout. He would be stripped of his heavyweight title and ultimately gain his release from the promotion after he took a pro boxing match where he defeated Chase DeMoor.

Roy Nelson, at 47, is still knocking people out. They do say power is the last thing to go, but perhaps Gamebred is the new home for Big Country success. Let’s take a look at how both men stack up with their stats and accolades.

Roy Nelson

  • Winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights
  • MMA record 24-19
  • Current bareknuckle streak: 1
  • Age: 47
  • Knockouts: 16 in MMA, 1 in bareknuckle

Alan Belcher

  • BKFC Heavyweight champion
  • MMA record 18-8
  • Current bareknuckle and/or Boxing streak: 10
  • Age: 39
  • Knockouts: 11 in MMA, 4 in bareknuckle, 5 in boxing
Roy Nelson vs. Alan Belcher will be for the Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA heavyweight title

Roy Nelson vs. Alan Belcher live play-by-play

Round 1

Nelson goes for a double after missing with a few jabs. Belcher is defending well. Roy trying to lift Alan and failing. He is now on one knee trying with all his might to lift Belcher. Alan still defending well. Referee allowing them to basically bear hug against the cage.

Belcher steps around and ends up on top of Nelson where he rained down punches. Nelson back to his feet. Belcher with a teep to the belly. Belcher with a nasty left. Nelson with two heavy right hands that find their mark. Nelson trying to get Belcher down again up against the cage.

Belcher unable to defend this time and Roy is now blanketing him. Belcher landing short shots from the bottom but with little effect. Alan is landing nice elbows from the bottom. Nelson has Belcher jammed up against the cage and is posturing up to throw a few shots. Belcher lands a shot after the bell.

Round 2

Nice left jab and right hook by Belcher. Left by Nelson and a big overhand right partially land. Nelson back to the double leg attempt up against the cage. He powers Belcher down. Belcher is bleeding from the ear now.

Nelson with another takedown, this time in center cage. Nelson is targeting that bloody ear now. Belcher is trying to use his forearm in Nelson’s face to create space to punch. Nelson positions Belcher against the cage as he moves into half guard.

Belcher is trying to get out but Nelson is not having it. Belcher punching Nelson’s ribs but Roy is HEAVY on top. Nelson not doing much with his position and the crowd is booing. The ref finally stands them up. Belcher with a crisp left and a low kick. Nelson with a missed overhand right. Mice left by Nelson finds its mark.

Nelson going for another takedown against the cage. The crowd immediately hates it and boos as he inevitably gets another takedown. Belcher working offense from the bottom but with little success. Round over.

Round 3

Belcher coming forward with a double jab that misses. Nelson with a one-two that misses. Nelson goes for the double and misses and Belcher is punishing him as he stands up. Belcher teeing off on him against the cage but Nelson manages another takedown.

Nelson has Alan in a sitting position against the cage and is postured on one knee landing shots. Now the ref is eyeballing them to determine if he should stand them up. Nelson becomes animated again and starts landing big rights. Belcher not able to defend much.

Nelson is winging the slowest punches in history as he huffs and puffs atop Belcher. Crowd is booing again. Belcher continues to punch but again, not much damage done from his limited position. Nelson passes into half guard. Belcher trying to fight him off but Roy is like glue and is stuck to him. Crowd is booing as the round ends.

Official Decision

โ€“ Alan Belcher (19-8) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ def. Roy Nelson (23-10) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28); heavyweightย 

Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA 6: Roy Nelson vs. Alan Belcher Quick Results

  • โ€“ Alan Belcher (19-8) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ def. Roy Nelson (23-10) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28); heavyweightย 
  • โ€“ Alex Nicholson (16-10) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ def. Prince McLean (9-11) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ via KO (punches) at 0:19 of Rd 1; heavyweight 
  • โ€“ Randy Costa (8-4) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ def. Jason Knight (22-8) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ via KO at 1:41 of Rd 1; featherweight
  • โ€“ Chase Sherman (17-12) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ def. Carl Seumanutafa (13-15) ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธ via KO (elbow) at 2:34 of Rd 1; heavyweight
  • โ€“ Curtis Millender (21-9) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ def. Joel Bauman (9-3) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28); middleweight
  • โ€“ Brandon Davis (15-11) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ def. Joe Penafiel (11-10) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27ร—2); 140-pound catchweight
  • โ€“ Junior Maranhao (25-12) ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท def. Joshua Weems (14-4) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ via submission (kimura) at 2:41 of Rd 3; 140-pound catchweight
  • โ€“ Francisco Trinaldo (29-9) ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท def. Sascha Palatnikov (8-6) ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ by TKO (knee injury) at 1:55 of Rd 1; welterweight
  • โ€“ Chris Sarro (2-0) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ def. Hector Lombard (34-11-1) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ via DQ (illegal blows to back of head) at 1:09 of Rd 1; light heavyweight 
  • โ€“ Dennis LaBruzza (3-0) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ vs. Javanis J. Ross (4-4) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ; light heavyweight 
  • โ€“ Tyler Hill (12-7) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ def. James Freeman (6-6) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ via TKO (punches & elbows) at 2:48 of Rd 1; welterweight
  • โ€“ Mike Sanford (1-0) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ def. Christopher Wingate (1-5) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ via submission (RNC) at 2:46 of Rd 1; catchweight 

Start date and time

Gamebred Bareknuckle 6 goes down on Fri., Nov. 10, live from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi. The preliminary card starts at 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT. The main card follows at 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT. 

Live streams

To watch Gamebred Bareknuckle 6, you can stream the entire event live and free right here.

Gamebred Bareknuckle 6 is headlined by Roy Nelson vs. Alan Belcher.
Gamebred Bareknuckle 6 is headlined by Roy Nelson vs. Alan Belcher | Credit: Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA

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Stephie Haynes
Stephie Haynes

Stephie Haynes has been covering MMA since 2005. She has also worked for MMA promotion Proelite and apparel brand TapouT. She hosted TapouTโ€™s official radio show for four years before joining Bloody Elbow in 2012. She has interviewed everyone there is to interview in the fight game from from Dana White to Conor McGregor to Kimbo Slice, as well as mainstream TV, film and music stars including Norman Reedus, RZA and Anthony Bourdain. She has been producing the BE podcast network since 2017 and hosts four of its current shows.

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