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Roy Nelson didn’t get the statement knockout he was looking for his Bellator debut, but he did manage to get a victory over Javy Ayala on Saturday at Bellator 183.

Nelson (22-14 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) put his rarely utilized grappling arsenal on display to overwhelm Ayala (10-6 MMA, 5-3 BMMA) on the mat and take a unanimous decision in the heavyweight bout, which took place at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., and aired on Spike following prelims streamed on MMAjunkie.

Check out the top Twitter reactions to Nelson’s successful Bellator debut win vs. Ayala at Bellator 183.

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For complete coverage of Bellator 183, check out the MMA Events section of the site.

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