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Team MJOLNIR
Age 30
Gender Male
Height 6' 0"
Weight Class Welterweight

Gunnar Nelson is a MMA fighter with a professional fight record of 17 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 17-3-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 11 years, 7 months, 2 days
Rounds Fought 31.3
Avg. Fights/Year 1.8
Longest Layoff 1 year, 5 months, 7 days
Quickest Turnaround 1 week

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 3 13 1
Losses 1 0 2
Finish Rate 94.1%
Finished Rate 33.3%
Win by Decision Rate 5.9%
Loss by Decision Rate 66.7%
Win by KO Rate 17.6%
Loss by KO Rate 33.3%
Win by SUB Rate 76.5%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

1 Win

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 01:50
Fastest KO 02:30
Fastest SUB 01:50
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.2
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 05:52
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 2.8
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 13:46
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
03/16/2019 TBD
(17-3-1)
Leon Edwards
(16-3-0)
WW To Be Decided
UFC on ESPN+ #5
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 12/08/2018 W
(16-3-1)
Alex Oliveira
(18-5-0)
WW
(170.7 vs. 171.0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 231
2 4:07
Official MMA Fight Results 07/16/2017 L
(16-2-1)
Santiago Ponzinibbio
(19-3-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 171.0)
KO
UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio
1 1:20
Official MMA Fight Results 03/18/2017 W
(15-2-1)
Alan Jouban
(15-4-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson
2 0:46
Official MMA Fight Results 05/08/2016 W
(14-2-1)
Albert Tumenov
(17-2-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC Fight Night: Overeem VS. Arlovski
2 3:15
Official MMA Fight Results 12/12/2015 L
(14-1-1)
Demian Maia
(21-6-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 194: McGregor vs Aldo
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 07/11/2015 W
(13-1-1)
Brandon Thatch
(11-2-0)
WW
(169.5 vs. 170.5)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 189: McGregor vs Mendes
1 2:54
Official MMA Fight Results 10/04/2014 L
(13-0-1)
Rick Story
(17-7-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC Fight Night 53: Story vs Nelson
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 07/18/2014 W
(12-0-1)
Zak Cummings
(17-3-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC Fight Night 46: Brandao vs McGregor
2 4:48
Official MMA Fight Results 03/08/2014 W
(11-0-1)
Omari Akhmedov
(13-1-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.0)
Submission
UFC Fight Night 37: Manuwa vs. Gustafsson
1 4:36
Official MMA Fight Results 02/16/2013 W
(10-0-1)
Jorge Santiago
(25-10-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/29/2012 W
(9-0-1)
Damarques Johnson
(16-11-0)
MW
(175.0 vs. 183.0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic
1 3:34
NSF 02/25/2012 W
(8-0-1)
Alexander Butenko
(11-5-0)
WW Submission (Arm Bar)
Cage Contender 12
1 0:00
NSF 09/25/2010 W
(7-0-1)
Eugene Fadiora
(9-0-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
BAMMA - British Association of Mixed Martial Arts 4: Reid vs. Watson
1 3:51
NSF 08/28/2010 W
(6-0-1)
Danny Mitchell
(10-1-0)
WW Submission
Cage Contender 6: Nelson vs Mitchell
1 2:51
NSF 02/13/2010 W
(5-0-1)
Sam Elsdon
(1-0-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
BAMMA - British Association of Mixed Martial Arts 2
1 2:30
NSF 09/06/2008 W
(4-0-1)
Iran Mascarenhas
(0-3-0)
KO
Adrenaline 3: Evolution
3 0:00
NSF 12/09/2007 W
(3-0-1)
Barry Mairs
(1-0-0)
KO
Angrrr Management: War
1 3:38
NSF 11/24/2007 W
(2-0-1)
Niek Tromp
(5-1-0)
Submission (Strikes)
Cage of Truth 1
1 1:50
NSF 10/06/2007 W
(1-0-1)
Adam Slawinski
(0-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Ultimate Fighting Revolution 10: Tribal Warfare
3 2:30
NSF 09/29/2007 W
(0-0-1)
Driss Elbakara
(1-1-1)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Cage Rage: Contenders
1 3:46
NSF 05/05/2007 D
(0-0-0)
John Olesen
(0-1-0)
LW Draw (Split Draw)
Adrenaline 1 - Feel the Rush
3 5:00
* 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