Gunnar Nelson News

Jul 17, 2017 10:32 am

Santiago Ponzinibbio and Gunnar Nelson argue different sides of eye-poke controversy

Last night, in the main event of the UFC’s anticipated return to Glasgow, Scotland, Santiago Ponzinibbio scored an upset, knockout win over the highly regard Gunnar Nelson in just 82 seconds. Unfortunately, Ponzinibbio’s win was not without controversy, as he appeared to badly eye-poke Nelson just moments before the fight-ending blows were landed. Nelson gave...

Apr 4, 2017 9:31 am

Gunnar Nelson gives inside info on Conor McGregor’s future & potential Mayweather scrap

Throughout the course of 2017, conflicting reports continue to emerge regarding the status of a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight. While reports have begun to slow down, McGregor himself recently revealed to media members at the Madison Square Garden that a fight between he & Mayweather was “very” close. In addition, the lightweight...

Apr 3, 2017 5:11 pm

Stephen Thompson explains why he is not interested in fighting Gunnar Nelson next

Stephen Thompson explains why he is not interested in fighting Gunnar Nelson next Two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson underwent successful knee surgery last month and is hoping to return to the octagon this September. Although he is currently on the shelf, that hasn’t stopped fellow fighters from calling out Thompson for a...

Mar 29, 2017 8:05 am

Gunnar Nelson still wants ‘Wonderboy’ fight, but he has a backup plan

Earlier this month, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to London, England, Iceland’s Gunnar Nelson stepped onto the canvas with a very game Alan Jouban. Despite the scale of this test, Nelson passed it with flying colors, rattling his foe with a second-round punch, following up with a high-kick, and chasing him...

Mar 27, 2017 11:31 am

Gunnar Nelson: True champions finish their fights

Earlier this month, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to London, England, Icelandic welterweight Gunnar Nelson stepped onto the canvas with the ever dangerous Alan Jouban. In this compelling welterweight style clash, Nelson did what he does best: measuring and deconstructing his opponent until the window for a finish materializes, and capitalizing....

Mar 19, 2017 12:28 pm

Coach John Kavanagh makes interesting suggestion for Gunnar Nelson’s next fight

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to London, England, Iceland’s Gunnar Nelson scored an impressive win over the ever dangerous Alan Jouban. This win, which occurred after a fairly dominant first round, saw Nelson put his American foe on roller skates, before chasing him to the mat, where he locked...

Mar 18, 2017 8:47 pm

PHOTO | Alan Jouban and Gunnar Nelson get together post-fight in London

Alan Jouban and Gunnar Nelson may have went to battle inside the octagon yesterday in London, but that didn’t stop the UFC welterweights from getting together to talk fight strategies over a drink post-fight. Jouban, who was submitted by Nelson in the second-round of their co-main bout at UFC Fight Night 107, took to his Instagram...

Mar 18, 2017 5:23 pm

Pros react to Gunnar Nelson’s submission victory over Alan Jouban

Pros react to Gunnar Nelson’s submission victory over Alan Jouban A key welterweight tilt served as the co-main event of today’s UFC Fight Night 107 event in London as Gunnar Nelson took on surging contender Alan Jouban. Alan Jouban was able to land some solid kicks while the fight was on its feet in the...

Mar 18, 2017 3:38 pm

UFC Fight Night 107 Results: Gunnar Nelson submits Alan Jouban (VIDEO)

UFC Fight Night 107 Results: Gunnar Nelson submits Alan Jouban A key welterweight scrap between Alan Jouban and Gunnar Nelson served as the co-main event of today’s UFC Fight Night 107 event in London, England. Round one begins and Jouban presses forward and lands a nice leg kick to start. He follows that up with...

Mar 16, 2017 9:37 am

Alan Jouban is leaving no stone unturned in preparation for Gunnar Nelson

This Saturday, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to London, England, rising welterweight Alan Jouban will take on dangerous Icelandic star Gunnar Nelson. Nelson is known primarily for his grappling. That said, the Conor McGregor training partner also has a unique, karate-based style of striking that has given many foes trouble in...

Feb 14, 2017 6:40 am

UFC London gets new welterweight co-main event

For several weeks, we have known that a light heavyweight scrap between British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa and American wrestler Corey Anderson would serve as the main event of the UFC’s March 18 return to London, England. Now, we also know the card’s co-main event. London’s co-main event spot will be filled by a welterweight...

Jan 25, 2017 10:04 am

Gunnar Nelson hopes to see weight cutting abolished from MMA

One of the most controversial practices in MMA today is weight cutting, a process where competitors severely dehydrate themselves before the weigh-ins for a fight, only to quickly gain this water weight back when the weigh-ins are done. Not only is this practice quite dangerous – it’s resulted in many fighters fainting and being hospitalized...

Oct 25, 2016 1:14 pm

VIDEO | The exact moment Gunnar Nelson injured his ankle

Recently, news surfaced that SBG Ireland fighter Gunnar Nelson, who was slated to fight Dong Hyun Kim in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Belfast’, was forced to pull out of the fight due to an undisclosed injury just several weeks before fight night. In the same report, it was revealed that the UFC...

Oct 25, 2016 10:27 am

Gunnar Nelson Details Injury that Forced Him Out of UFC Belfast’s Main Event

Last week, the UFC’s highly anticipated November 19 return to Belfast, Northern Ireland was dealt a fairly severe blow. Just weeks out from fight night, it lost its main event, as Iceland’s honorary Irishman Gunnar Nelson was forced out of his headlining welterweight bout with South Korea’s Dong Hyun Kim. Luckily for the fans in Belfast, the...

May 9, 2016 1:36 am

VIDEO | Gunnar Nelson reveals why he does not wrap his hands when fighting

Gunnar Nelson got back to his winning ways at UFC Fight Night 87, which took place in Rotterdam over the weekend. Nelson beat Albert Tumenov by submission in the second round of their fight and talked about his preference for not wrapping his hands when he fights at the post-fight press conference. Nelson mentions that...

May 2, 2016 2:08 pm

Gunnar Nelson thinks teammate Conor McGregor does not want to cut to 145 again

Now that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is no longer fighting Nate Diaz at UFC 200, every fan of “The Notorious” wants to know what will be next. McGregor’s teammate Gunnar Nelson revealed some information about “The Notorious” on Monday’s MMA Hour as his own fight with Albert Tumenov is approaching this weekend at UFC...

Mar 23, 2016 9:32 am

VIDEO | Gunnar Nelson dances to ‘Sorry’ by Justin Bieber

Gunnar Nelson is known for remaining emotionless leading up to, and during his UFC fights. With that being said, we never could have imagined that Nelson enjoys dancing to Justin Bieber in his free time. In the video above you can see Nelson like you’ve never seen him before in this music video with the...