Bruce
Nelson

  • Age:
    49
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Height:
    5' 10"
  • Weight:
    225
  • Fighting Out Of:
    ND

Stats

W-L-D
29-38-0
(T)KO
5-14
SUB
22-20
  • Age:
    49
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Height:
    5' 10"
  • Weight:
    225
  • Fighting Out Of:
    ND

Stats

W-L-D
29-38-0
(T)KO
5-14
SUB
22-20

Professional Career Statistics

Current Streak

  • Losses:
    2

Quick Hits

  • Fastest Win:
    00:00
  • Fastest KO:
    02:46
  • Fastest SUB:
    00:00

(T)KO/DEC/SUB Rates

  • 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%

Time in cage

  • 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 month, 4 days
  • Quickest Turnaround:
    7 days

By the rounds

  • Ave. Rounds (Ws):
    1
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ws):
    04:55
  • Ave. Rounds (Ls):
    0.8
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ls):
    04:13

Professional Fight Record

Date Res. Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
11/10/2018
Loss
29-37-0
Tyler Vivier
(4-5-0)
Super-middleweight
197 vs 197
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Fight to Unite
1 00:25
12/05/2015
Loss
29-36-0
Ryan Debelak
(2-0-0)
Light-heavyweight
205 vs 202
TKO/RSC
Winter Brawl 12/05/15
1 00:40
01/31/2015
Win
28-36-0
Miguel Cooley
(18-21-2)
Heavyweight
220 vs 245
Decision (Split Decision)
M.A.X. Fights 20
3 05:00
04/26/2014
Win
27-36-0
Curtis Johnson
(3-14-0)
Light-heavyweight
205 vs 200
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Spring Brwl
2 02:52
03/29/2014
Win
26-36-0
Tim Saari
(1-1-0)
Light-heavyweight
205.5 vs 203
Submission (Arm Bar)
M.A.X. Fights 19
1 03:01
03/08/2014
Win
25-36-0
Jimmy Gomez
(4-2-0)
Light-heavyweight
200 vs 196.2
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Shine Mma
2 04:21
NSF
03/15/2013
Win
24-36-0
Arby Brownotter
(1-2-0)

Submission (Kimura)
Submit Or Break Cage Fights
1 05:00
11/17/2012
Loss
24-35-0
Terence (TJ) Medrud
(10-7-0)
Light-heavyweight
205 vs 203.5
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
M.A.X. Fights 16
1 02:42
10/13/2012
Loss
24-34-0
Ryan Antle
(11-13-0)
Light-heavyweight
205 vs 203
Submission (Choke)
Dakota Fighting Championships
3 01:06
NSF
07/20/2012
Win
23-34-0
Roger Stiner
(5-11-0)
Light-heavyweight
Submission (Kimura)
North Star Combat 2: Super Nova
1 02:24
03/31/2012
Loss
23-33-0
James Wilkie
(3-5-0)
Light-heavyweight
203.5 vs 203
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
M.A.X. Fights XV
3 05:00
02/18/2012
NC
23-33-0
Sherman Pendergarst
(11-18-0)
Light-heavyweight
206 vs 202
No Contest
CFX: Winterbrawl
1 03:31
12/02/2011
Loss
23-32-0
Sebastien Gauthier
(5-2-0)
Light-heavyweight
209.6 vs 208.2
TKO/RSC
Groupe de Divertissement Leodari 12/02/11
1 00:30
NSF
05/28/2011
Loss
23-31-0
Mike Ciesnolevicz
(18-4-0)
Heavyweight
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Prestige FC 2
2 00:32
04/23/2011
Loss
23-30-0
Rashad Brooks
(2-9-0)
Light-heavyweight
205 vs 205
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
The Cage Inc: Battle at the Border 9
1 01:42
03/19/2011
Win
22-30-0
James Wilkie
(2-3-0)
Light-heavyweight
208 vs 204
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
M.A.X. Fights 13
1 03:10
01/22/2011
Loss
22-29-0
Nick Wagner
(5-2-0)
Heavyweight
214 vs 212
Submission (Strikes)
MAX Fights 12: Proving Grounds
3 01:11
10/23/2010
Win
21-29-0
Thomas Lies
(2-0-0)
Light-heavyweight
205 vs 202
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Impact Fighting Championship - Inception
2 02:49
NSF
07/31/2010
Win
20-29-0
Dean Lamb
(1-1-0)
Light-heavyweight
205 vs 205
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
King Of The Cage: Underground 59
2 02:14
05/08/2010
Win
19-29-0
Ben Wicks
(1-8-0)
Light-heavyweight
205.5 vs 203
Submission (Strikes)
M.A.X. Fights 10
2 02:05
04/17/2010
Loss
19-28-0
Shane DeZee
(11-10-0)
Light-heavyweight
206 vs 208.4
Submission (Choke)
Playboy Fight Night 4/17/10
1 01:26
09/12/2009
Loss
19-27-0
Brandon Anderson
(1-0-0)
Light-heavyweight
206.2 vs 206
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage from a Cut)
Badlands Throwdown
1 05:00
06/12/2009
Loss
19-26-0
Demetrius Richards
(1-0-0)
Light-heavyweight
204.4 vs 205.6
KO
Battle Of The Border 2
1 00:46
05/30/2009
Win
18-26-0
Jeffrey Fuchs
(0-0-0)
Light-heavyweight
204.5 vs 203
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
M.A.X. Fights V
1 02:18
04/18/2009
Loss
18-25-0
Josh Froelich
(2-1-1)
Light-heavyweight
206 vs 204
KO
Brutaal Fight Night 4/18/09
1 00:31
03/21/2009
Win
17-25-0
James Miltenberger
(2-2-0)
Light-heavyweight
204.8 vs 205.2
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
4 Bears Casino 3/21/09
1 02:46
12/13/2008
Loss
17-24-0
Zach Yencho
(2-0-0)
Light-heavyweight
206 vs 206
Submission (Arm Bar)
Brutaal Fight Night 12/13/08
1 02:00
10/18/2008
Win
16-24-0
Dennis Greywater
(2-4-0)
Light-heavyweight
206 vs 202
Submission (Arm Bar)
Williston, ND 10/18/08 UNK
1 00:52
NSF
09/12/2008
Loss
16-23-0
Kevin Kelly
(2-0-0)

TKO/RSC
Freestyle Combat Challenge 36
1 00:51
09/07/2007
Loss
16-22-0
Travis McCullough
(13-9-0)
Light-heavyweight
205.2 vs 195.2
Submission (Arm Bar)
M.A.X. Fights
1 03:24
NSF
04/21/2007
Loss
16-21-0
Otis Funk
(0-0-0)

Decision
Cage Fighting Xtreme 5
3 05:00
NSF
03/07/2007
Win
15-21-0
Monte Fassatt
(5-1-0)

Submission (Arm Bar)
Crookston Fighting Challenge
1 05:00
NSF
08/25/2006
Loss
15-20-0
Jeremy Lang
(2-0-0)

Submission (Strikes)
Cage Fighting Xtreme: Sauk Centre
2 05:00
NSF
03/06/2004
Loss
15-19-0
Daniel Hart
(6-7-0)

Submission (Strikes)
Freestyle Combat Challenge 14
1 05:00
NSF
06/14/2003
Win
14-19-0
Roger Stiner
(0-5-0)

Submission (Slam)
Absolute Ada Fights 3
2 00:49
NSF
04/12/2003
Loss
14-18-0
Layne McDaniel
(1-3-0)

Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Danger Zone 17: Dakota Destruction
1 03:35
NSF
04/04/2003
Win
12-18-0
Royce Lueck
(1-10-0)

Submission (Arm Bar)
Minnesota Extreme Fights 1
00:00
NSF
04/04/2003
Win
12-18-0
DR Williams
(0-1-0)

Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Minnesota Extreme Fights 1
00:00
NSF
03/22/2003
Win
11-18-0
Paul Compton
(1-0-0)

Submission (Arm Bar)
Freestyle Combat Challenge 10
1 05:00
NSF
03/15/2003
Win
10-18-0
Jacob Walters
(0-0-0)

Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Alexandria Absolute
1 01:38
NSF
11/01/2002
Win
7-18-0
Dane Wheeler
(6-6-0)

Submission (Arm Bar)
International Fighting Association: Friday Night Tournament 2
1 03:42
NSF
11/01/2002
Win
7-18-0
Kevin Oliver
(4-6-0)

Decision
International Fighting Association: Friday Night Tournament 2
1 10:00
NSF
11/01/2002
Win
7-18-0
Clayton Miller
(26-26-0)

Submission (Arm Bar)
International Fighting Association: Friday Night Tournament 2
1 04:32
NSF
09/14/2002
Win
6-18-0
Davey Conger
(2-3-0)

Submission (Arm Bar)
Absolute Ada Fights 2
2 04:31
NSF
08/10/2002
Win
5-18-0
Royce Lueck
(0-1-0)

Submission (Guillotine Choke)
American Reality Combat Federation 4
1 00:50
NSF
05/18/2002
Win
4-18-0
Royce Lueck
(0-0-0)

Submission (Strikes)
Absolute Ada Fights 1
2 01:10
NSF
04/13/2002
Loss
4-17-0
Chris Fontaine
(1-1-0)

Submission
Danger Zone 13: Caged Heat
1 02:41
NSF
01/18/2002
Loss
3-16-0
Travis Fulton
(105-32-8)

Submission (Strikes)
Friday Night Fights
1 02:38
NSF
01/18/2002
Win
3-16-0
Rory Prozak
(4-4-0)

Submission (Strikes)
Friday Night Fights
1 00:35
NSF
10/04/2001
Loss
3-15-0
Eric Swartz
(0-0-0)

Submission (Strikes)
WEC 2: Clash of the Titans
1 00:59
NSF
09/22/2001
Loss
3-14-0
Clayton Miller
(23-26-0)

TKO/RSC (Elbows)
Iowa Challenge 3: Out for Blood
2 00:53
NSF
09/09/2001
Loss
3-13-0
Rob Smith
(1-4-0)

Submission (Wrist Lock)
Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota: Caged Fights
1 03:20
NSF
06/30/2001
Loss
3-12-0
Lalo Moz
(0-0-0)

KO (Punch)
WEC 1: Princes of Pain
1 00:08
NSF
06/15/2001
Win
2-12-0
Charlie Dearborn
(0-3-0)

Submission (Arm Bar)
Millennium Inc: Total Destruction
1 05:00
NSF
03/31/2001
Loss
2-11-0
Matt Hughes
(21-3-0)

Submission (Front Choke)
Freestyle Combat Challenge 4
1 03:04
NSF
11/24/2000
Loss
2-10-0
Aaron Rafferty
(0-1-0)

KO
Freestyle Combat Challenge 2
05:00
NSF
09/23/2000
Loss
2-8-0
Travis Fulton
(77-25-6)

Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Iowa Free Fight 5
1 01:21
NSF
09/23/2000
Loss
2-8-0
Travis Fulton
(77-25-6)

KO
Iowa Free Fight 5
1 02:21
NSF
05/06/2000
Loss
2-7-0
Theo Brooks
(1-1-0)

Decision
Wisconsin Vale Tudo
1 10:00
NSF
04/21/2000
Loss
2-6-0
Nate Parmelee
(5-0-0)

Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Gladiators 4
1 02:16
NSF
03/03/2000
Loss
1-5-0
Mark Jaquith
(12-7-2)

Submission (Strikes)
Iowa Free Fight 2
1 01:25
NSF
03/03/2000
Win
1-5-0
Brad Schafer
(2-8-0)

Submission (Ankle Lock)
Iowa Free Fight 2
1 05:18
NSF
12/04/1999
Loss
0-4-0
Pat Pytko
(0-0-1)

Submission (Arm Lock)
Midwest Absolute Challenge 2
1 03:40
NSF
12/04/1999
Win
0-4-0
Dave Martinez
(0-0-0)

Submission (Arm Lock)
Midwest Absolute Challenge 2
1 05:50
NSF
04/18/1999
Loss
0-2-0
Adam Palamara
(0-1-0)

Decision
Freestyle Combat Challenge 1
1 10:00
NSF
04/18/1999
Loss
0-2-0
Jim Hurley
(0-0-0)

Submission (Keylock)
Freestyle Combat Challenge 1
1 05:00
NSF
06/20/1998
Loss
0-1-0
Ryan Dunphy
(2-0-0)

Submission (Arm Bar)
International Fighting Championship: Showdown at Shooting Star
1 06:36
NSF
04/18/1998
Loss
0-0-0
Joe Slick
(3-1-3)

Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Gladiators Iowa 2
1 02:41

* 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

Current Streak

  • Losses:
    3

Quick Hits

  • Fastest Win:
    00:00
  • Fastest KO:
    00:00
  • Fastest SUB:
    00:00

(T)KO/DEC/SUB Rates

  • Finish Rate:
    0%
  • Finished Rate:
    100%
  • Win by Decision Rate:
    0%
  • Loss by Decision Rate:
    0%
  • Win by KO Rate:
    0%
  • Loss by KO Rate:
    0%
  • Win by SUB Rate:
    0%
  • Loss by SUB Rate:
    100%

Time in cage

  • Pro Record:
    0-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Career Length:
    6 years, 7 months, 18 days
  • Rounds Fought:
    2
  • Avg. Fights/Year:
    0.5
  • Longest Layoff:
    5 years, 9 month, 20 days
  • Quickest Turnaround:
    9 months, 28 days

By the rounds

  • Ave. Rounds (Ws):
    0
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ws):
    00:00
  • Ave. Rounds (Ls):
    0.7
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ls):
    01:59

Amateur Fight Record

Date Res. Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
NSF
09/25/2004
Loss
0-2-0
Clayton Miller
(0-0-0)

Submission (Triangle Choke)
Dakota Fighting Championships 2: Reloaded
1 02:11
NSF
12/05/1998
Loss
0-1-0
Jeremy Motl
(1-1-0)

Submission (Front Choke)
Extreme Challenge Trials: 1998 U.S. MMA National Championships
1 01:03
NSF
02/07/1998
Loss
0-0-0
Wade Kroeze
(3-0-0)

Submission (Keylock)
Extreme Challenge Trials: February 1998
1 02:44

* 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