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Age 48
Gender Male
Height 5' 10"
Weight Class Super-middleweight

Bruce Nelson is a MMA fighter with a professional fight record of 29 wins, 38 losses and 0 draws

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 29-38-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 20 years, 6 months, 23 days
Rounds Fought 60.6
Avg. Fights/Year 3.3
Longest Layoff 2 years, 11 months, 4 days
Quickest Turnaround 1 week

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 5 22 2
Losses 14 20 4
Finish Rate 93.1%
Finished Rate 89.5%
Win by Decision Rate 6.9%
Loss by Decision Rate 10.5%
Win by KO Rate 17.2%
Loss by KO Rate 36.8%
Win by SUB Rate 75.9%
Loss by SUB Rate 52.6%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

2 Losses

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:00
Fastest KO 02:46
Fastest SUB -
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.0
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 04:55
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 0.8
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 04:13
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 11/10/2018 L
(29-37-0)
Tyler Vivier
(4-5-0)
Super-middleweight
(197.0 vs. 197.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Fight to Unite
1 0:25
Official MMA Fight Results 12/05/2015 L
(29-36-0)
Ryan Debelak
(2-0-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 202.0)
TKO/RSC
Winter Brawl 12/05/15
1 0:40
Official MMA Fight Results 01/31/2015 W
(28-36-0)
Miguel Cooley
(18-21-2)
HW
(220.0 vs. 245.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
M.A.X. Fights 20
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/26/2014 W
(27-36-0)
Curtis Johnson
(3-14-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 200.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Spring Brwl
2 2:52
Official MMA Fight Results 03/29/2014 W
(26-36-0)
Tim Saari
(1-1-0)
LHW
(205.5 vs. 203.0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
M.A.X. Fights 19
1 3:01
Official MMA Fight Results 03/08/2014 W
(25-36-0)
Jimmy Gomez
(4-2-0)
LHW
(200.0 vs. 196.2)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Shine Mma
2 4:21
NSF 03/15/2013 W
(24-36-0)
Arby Brownotter
(1-2-0)
Submission (Kimura)
Submit Or Break Cage Fights
1 0:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/17/2012 L
(24-35-0)
Terence (TJ) Medrud
(10-7-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 203.5)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
M.A.X. Fights 16
1 2:42
Official MMA Fight Results 10/13/2012 L
(24-34-0)
Ryan Antle
(11-13-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 203.0)
Submission (Choke)
Dakota Fighting Championships
3 1:06
NSF 07/20/2012 W
(23-34-0)
Roger Stiner
(5-11-0)
LHW Submission (Kimura)
North Star Combat 2: Super Nova
1 2:24
Official MMA Fight Results 03/31/2012 L
(23-33-0)
James Wilkie
(3-5-0)
LHW
(203.5 vs. 203.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
M.A.X. Fights XV
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/18/2012 NC
(23-33-0)
Sherman Pendergarst
(11-18-0)
LHW
(206.0 vs. 202.0)
No Contest
CFX: Winterbrawl
1 3:31
Official MMA Fight Results 12/02/2011 L
(23-32-0)
Sebastien Gauthier
(5-2-0)
LHW
(209.6* vs. 208.2*)
TKO/RSC
Groupe de Divertissement Leodari 12/02/11
1 0:30
NSF 05/28/2011 L
(23-31-0)
Mike Ciesnolevicz
(18-4-0)
HW TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Prestige FC 2
2 0:32
Official MMA Fight Results 04/23/2011 L
(23-30-0)
Rashad Brooks
(2-9-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
The Cage Inc: Battle at the Border 9
1 1:42
Official MMA Fight Results 03/19/2011 W
(22-30-0)
James Wilkie
(2-3-0)
LHW
(208.0* vs. 204.0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
M.A.X. Fights 13
1 3:10
Official MMA Fight Results 01/22/2011 L
(22-29-0)
Nick Wagner
(5-2-0)
HW
(214.0 vs. 212.0)
Submission (Strikes)
MAX Fights 12: Proving Grounds
3 1:11
Official MMA Fight Results 10/23/2010 W
(21-29-0)
Thomas Lies
(2-0-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 202.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Impact Fighting Championship - Inception
2 2:49
NSF 07/31/2010 W
(20-29-0)
Dean Lamb
(1-1-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
King Of The Cage: Underground 59
2 2:14
Official MMA Fight Results 05/08/2010 W
(19-29-0)
Ben Wicks
(1-8-0)
LHW
(205.5 vs. 203.0)
Submission (Strikes)
M.A.X. Fights 10
2 2:05
Official MMA Fight Results 04/17/2010 L
(19-28-0)
Shane DeZee
(11-10-0)
LHW
(206.0 vs. 208.4*)
Submission (Choke)
Playboy Fight Night 4/17/10
1 1:26
Official MMA Fight Results 09/12/2009 L
(19-27-0)
Brandon Anderson
(1-0-0)
LHW
(206.2* vs. 206.0)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage from a Cut)
Badlands Throwdown
1 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 06/12/2009 L
(19-26-0)
Demetrius Richards
(1-0-0)
LHW
(204.4 vs. 205.6)
KO
Battle Of The Border 2
1 0:46
Official MMA Fight Results 05/30/2009 W
(18-26-0)
Jeffrey Fuchs
(0-0-0)
LHW
(204.5 vs. 203.0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
M.A.X. Fights V
1 2:18
Official MMA Fight Results 04/18/2009 L
(18-25-0)
Josh Froelich
(2-1-1)
LHW
(206.0 vs. 204.0)
KO
Brutaal Fight Night 4/18/09
1 0:31
Official MMA Fight Results 03/21/2009 W
(17-25-0)
James Miltenberger
(2-2-0)
LHW
(204.8 vs. 205.2)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
4 Bears Casino 3/21/09
1 2:46
Official MMA Fight Results 12/13/2008 L
(17-24-0)
Zach Yencho
(2-0-0)
LHW
(206.0 vs. 206.0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Brutaal Fight Night 12/13/08
1 2:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/18/2008 W
(16-24-0)
Dennis Greywater
(2-4-0)
LHW
(206.0 vs. 202.0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Williston, ND 10/18/08 UNK
1 0:52
NSF 09/12/2008 L
(16-23-0)
Kevin Kelly
(2-0-0)
TKO/RSC
Freestyle Combat Challenge 36
1 0:51
Official MMA Fight Results 09/07/2007 L
(16-22-0)
Travis McCullough
(13-9-0)
LHW
(205.2 vs. 195.2)
Submission (Arm Bar)
M.A.X. Fights
1 3:24
NSF 04/21/2007 L
(16-21-0)
Otis Funk
(0-0-0)
Decision
Cage Fighting Xtreme 5
3 5:00
NSF 03/07/2007 W
(15-21-0)
Monte Fassatt
(5-1-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Crookston Fighting Challenge
1 5:00
NSF 08/25/2006 L
(15-20-0)
Jeremy Lang
(2-0-0)
Submission (Strikes)
Cage Fighting Xtreme: Sauk Centre
2 5:00
NSF 03/06/2004 L
(15-19-0)
Daniel Hart
(6-7-0)
Submission (Strikes)
Freestyle Combat Challenge 14
1 5:00
NSF 06/14/2003 W
(14-19-0)
Roger Stiner
(0-5-0)
Submission (Slam)
Absolute Ada Fights 3
2 0:49
NSF 04/12/2003 L
(14-18-0)
Layne McDaniel
(1-3-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Danger Zone 17: Dakota Destruction
1 3:35
NSF 04/04/2003 W
(12-18-0)
DR Williams
(0-1-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Minnesota Extreme Fights 1
0:00
NSF 04/04/2003 W
(12-18-0)
Royce Lueck
(1-10-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Minnesota Extreme Fights 1
0:00
NSF 03/22/2003 W
(11-18-0)
Paul Compton
(1-0-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Freestyle Combat Challenge 10
1 0:00
NSF 03/15/2003 W
(10-18-0)
Jacob Walters
(0-0-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Alexandria Absolute
1 1:38
NSF 11/01/2002 W
(7-18-0)
Kevin Oliver
(4-6-0)
Decision
International Fighting Association: Friday Night Tournament 2
1 10:00
NSF 11/01/2002 W
(7-18-0)
Dane Wheeler
(6-6-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
International Fighting Association: Friday Night Tournament 2
1 3:42
NSF 11/01/2002 W
(7-18-0)
Clayton Miller
(26-26-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
International Fighting Association: Friday Night Tournament 2
1 4:32
NSF 09/14/2002 W
(6-18-0)
Davey Conger
(2-3-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Absolute Ada Fights 2
2 4:31
NSF 08/10/2002 W
(5-18-0)
Royce Lueck
(0-1-0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
American Reality Combat Federation 4
1 0:50
NSF 05/18/2002 W
(4-18-0)
Royce Lueck
(0-0-0)
Submission (Strikes)
Absolute Ada Fights 1
2 1:10
NSF 04/13/2002 L
(4-17-0)
Chris Fontaine
(1-1-0)
Submission
Danger Zone 13: Caged Heat
1 2:41
NSF 01/18/2002 W
(3-16-0)
Rory Prozak
(4-4-0)
Submission (Strikes)
Friday Night Fights
1 0:35
NSF 01/18/2002 L
(3-16-0)
Travis Fulton
(105-32-8)
Submission (Strikes)
Friday Night Fights
1 2:38
NSF 10/04/2001 L
(3-15-0)
Eric Swartz
(0-0-0)
Submission (Strikes)
WEC 2: Clash of the Titans
1 0:59
NSF 09/22/2001 L
(3-14-0)
Clayton Miller
(23-26-0)
TKO/RSC (Elbows)
Iowa Challenge 3: Out for Blood
2 0:53
NSF 09/09/2001 L
(3-13-0)
Rob Smith
(1-4-0)
Submission (Wrist Lock)
Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota: Caged Fights
1 3:20
NSF 06/30/2001 L
(3-12-0)
Lalo Moz
(0-0-0)
KO (Punch)
WEC 1: Princes of Pain
1 0:08
NSF 06/15/2001 W
(2-12-0)
Charlie Dearborn
(0-3-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Millennium Inc: Total Destruction
1 5:00
NSF 03/31/2001 L
(2-11-0)
Matt Hughes
(21-3-0)
Submission (Front Choke)
Freestyle Combat Challenge 4
1 3:04
NSF 11/24/2000 L
(2-10-0)
Aaron Rafferty
(0-1-0)
KO
Freestyle Combat Challenge 2
NSF 09/23/2000 L
(2-8-0)
Travis Fulton
(77-25-6)
KO
Iowa Free Fight 5
1 2:21
NSF 09/23/2000 L
(2-8-0)
Travis Fulton
(77-25-6)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Iowa Free Fight 5
1 1:21
NSF 05/06/2000 L
(2-7-0)
Theo Brooks
(1-1-0)
Decision
Wisconsin Vale Tudo
1 10:00
NSF 04/21/2000 L
(2-6-0)
Nate Parmelee
(5-0-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Gladiators 4
1 2:16
NSF 03/03/2000 W
(1-5-0)
Brad Schafer
(2-8-0)
Submission (Ankle Lock)
Iowa Free Fight 2
1 5:18
NSF 03/03/2000 L
(1-5-0)
Mark Jaquith
(12-7-2)
Submission (Strikes)
Iowa Free Fight 2
1 1:25
NSF 12/04/1999 W
(0-4-0)
Dave Martinez
(0-0-0)
Submission (Arm Lock)
Midwest Absolute Challenge 2
1 5:50
NSF 12/04/1999 L
(0-4-0)
Pat Pytko
(0-0-1)
Submission (Arm Lock)
Midwest Absolute Challenge 2
1 3:40
NSF 04/18/1999 L
(0-2-0)
Jim Hurley
(0-0-0)
Submission (Keylock)
Freestyle Combat Challenge 1
1 5:00
NSF 04/18/1999 L
(0-2-0)
Adam Palamara
(0-1-0)
Decision
Freestyle Combat Challenge 1
1 10:00
NSF 06/20/1998 L
(0-1-0)
Ryan Dunphy
(2-0-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
International Fighting Championship: Showdown at Shooting Star
1 6:36
NSF 04/18/1998 L
(0-0-0)
Joe Slick
(3-1-3)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Gladiators Iowa 2
1 2:41
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class

Amateur Career Statistics

Amateur Record 0-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 6 years, 7 months, 18 days
Rounds Fought 2.0
Avg. Fights/Year 0.5
Longest Layoff 5 years, 9 months, 20 days
Quickest Turnaround 9 months, 28 days

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 0 0 0
Losses 0 3 0
Finish Rate 0.0%
Finished Rate 100.0%
Win by Decision Rate 0.0%
Loss by Decision Rate 0.0%
Win by KO Rate 0.0%
Loss by KO Rate 0.0%
Win by SUB Rate 0.0%
Loss by SUB Rate 100.0%
Loss Method

Current Streak

3 Losses
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 0.0
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 00:00
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 0.7
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 01:59
Finished Rounds

Official Amateur Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
NSF 09/25/2004 L
(0-2-0)
Clayton Miller
(0-0-0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
Dakota Fighting Championships 2: Reloaded
1 2:11
NSF 12/05/1998 L
(0-1-0)
Jeremy Motl
(1-1-0)
Submission (Front Choke)
Extreme Challenge Trials: 1998 U.S. MMA National Championships
1 1:03
NSF 02/07/1998 L
(0-0-0)
Wade Kroeze
(3-0-0)
Submission (Keylock)
Extreme Challenge Trials: February 1998
1 2:44
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class