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Gunnar Nelson Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 18-5-1

Nelson was born on 28 July 1988, in Akureyri in the north side of Iceland but has lived in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, almost all his life from early childhood. He played football and ice hockey in his childhood years. At the age of 13, he started training in Gōjū-ryū Karate and won the Icelandic Juvenile Kumite Championship title in 2003, and again in 2004 and 2005. He took home medals in every karate tournament he participated in from 2003 to 2005. In 2005, he was chosen as Iceland's most promising up-and-coming karate talent of that year, when he was just 16. However, he gave up karate to train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and grappling at age 17. Gunnar's father, Haraldur Dean Nelson (aka Halli Nelson), is of Anglo-American and Icelandic descent. He is also Gunnar's manager. Gunnar's mother, Guðrún Hulda Gunnarsdóttir Nelson, is Icelandic. Gunnar has one sibling, a sister named María Dögg Nelson, born in 1992 in Reykjavík.

Last Fight: Takashi Sato
Age: 33
Height 5'11"
Weight 170 lbs
Nick Name: "Gunni"
Nationality: Iceland
Association: MjolnirSBG Ireland
18 Wins
KO / TKO
4
22%
Submission
13
72%
Decisions
2
11%
5 Losses
KO / TKO
1
20%
Submission
0
0%
Decisions
4
80%

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Residence Stoke-on-Trent, England
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Stance Orthodox
Team Mjölnir SBG Ireland
Rank Black belt in Gōjū-ryū Karate 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Renzo Gracie
Years active 2007–present

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Gunnar Nelson next fight?
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Gunnar Nelson last fight?
Gunnar Nelson won his last fight against Takashi Sato by Decision (Unanimous) on Mar. 19, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 204 - Volkov vs. Aspinall.
Is Gunnar Nelson retired?
Gunnar Nelson last fought Takashi Sato 2 months and ago, and should be considered active.
Should I bet on Gunnar Nelson?
Gunnar Nelson has a 78% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 86% of his fights.
Out of the 15 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -299 favorite, and out of 13 favored matches, he has won 61% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 2 matches, with a win rate of 100% and an odds average of +110.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 15 of Gunnar Nelson betting fights, you would have made $17.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have lost $200.
Where is Gunnar Nelson from?
Gunnar Nelson is from Reykjavik, Iceland.
Has Gunnar Nelson ever been knocked out?
Gunnar Nelson has lost 1 time by KO/TKO. Their only defeat KO (Punches) from Santiago Ponzinibbio on Jul. 16, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 113 - Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio
How long has Gunnar Nelson been fighting?
Gunnar Nelson has been fighting for a period of 14 years 9 months and 14 days, his first fight was on May. 05, 2007 at Adrenaline 1 - Feel the Rush. He has accumalated roughly 3 hours, 14 minutes and 13 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
win Takashi Sato UFC Fight Night 204 - Volkov vs. Aspinall
Mar/19/2022
Decision (Unanimous) Rich Mitchell 3 5:00
loss Gilbert Burns UFC Fight Night 160 - Hermansson vs. Cannonier
Sep/28/2019
Decision (Unanimous) Neil Hall 3 5:00
loss Leon Edwards UFC Fight Night 147 - Till vs. Masvidal
Mar/16/2019
Decision (Split) Kevin Sataki 3 5:00
win Alex Oliveira UFC 231 - Holloway vs. Ortega
Dec/08/2018
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Jerin Valel 2 4:19
loss Santiago Ponzinibbio UFC Fight Night 113 - Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio
Jul/16/2017
KO (Punches) Leon Roberts 1 1:22
win Alan Jouban UFC Fight Night 107 - Manuwa vs. Anderson
Mar/18/2017
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Marc Goddard 2 0:46
win Albert Tumenov UFC Fight Night 87 - Overeem vs. Arlovski
May/08/2016
Submission (Neck Crank) Marc Goddard 2 3:15
loss Demian Maia UFC 194 - Aldo vs. McGregor
Dec/12/2015
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 3 5:00
win Brandon Thatch UFC 189 - Mendes vs. McGregor
Jul/11/2015
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Herb Dean 1 2:54
loss Rick Story UFC Fight Night 53 - Nelson vs. Story
Oct/04/2014
Decision (Split) Marc Goddard 5 5:00
win Zak Cummings UFC Fight Night 46 - McGregor vs. Brandao
Jul/19/2014
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Marc Goddard 2 4:48
win Omari Akhmedov UFC Fight Night 37 - Gustafsson vs. Manuwa
Mar/08/2014
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Grant Waterman 1 4:36
win Jorge Santiago UFC on Fuel TV 7 - Barao vs. McDonald
Feb/16/2013
Decision (Unanimous) Marc Goddard 3 5:00
win DaMarques Johnson UFC on Fuel TV 5 - Struve vs. Miocic
Sep/29/2012
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Herb Dean 1 3:34
win Alexander Butenko CC 12 - Nelson vs. Butenko
Feb/25/2012
Submission (Armbar) David Jones 1 4:21
win Eugene Fadiora BAMMA 4 - Watson vs. Reid
Sep/25/2010
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 3:51
win Danny Mitchell CC 6 - Nelson vs. Mitchell
Aug/28/2010
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 2:51
win Sam Elsdon BAMMA 2 - Roundhouses at the Roundhouse
Feb/13/2010
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Marc Goddard 1 2:30
win Iran Mascarenhas Adrenaline 3 - Evolution
Sep/06/2008
KO (Punches) 2 3:22
win Barry Mairs AM 14 - Ready For War
Dec/09/2007
TKO (Punches) 1 3:38
win Niek Tromp COT 1 - Battle on the Bay
Nov/24/2007
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 1:50
win Adam Slawinski UFR 10 - Ultimate Fighting Revolution 10
Oct/06/2007
TKO (Punches) 1 2:30
win Driss El Bakara Cage Rage - Contenders: Dynamite
Sep/29/2007
Submission (Armbar) 1 3:46
draw John Olesen Adrenaline 1 - Feel the Rush
May/05/2007
Draw (Split) 3 5:00