Gunnar
Nelson

  • Age:
    32
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Height:
    5' 11"
  • Weight:
    170
  • Fighting Out Of:

Stats

W-L-D
17-5-1
(T)KO
3-1
SUB
13-0
  • Age:
    32
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Height:
    5' 11"
  • Weight:
    170
  • Fighting Out Of:

Stats

W-L-D
17-5-1
(T)KO
3-1
SUB
13-0

Professional Career Statistics

Current Streak

  • Losses:
    2

Quick Hits

  • Fastest Win:
    01:50
  • Fastest KO:
    02:30
  • Fastest SUB:
    01:50

(T)KO/DEC/SUB Rates

  • Finish Rate:
    94.1%
  • Finished Rate:
    20%
  • Win by Decision Rate:
    5.9%
  • Loss by Decision Rate:
    80%
  • Win by KO Rate:
    17.6%
  • Loss by KO Rate:
    20%
  • Win by SUB Rate:
    76.5%
  • Loss by SUB Rate:
    0%

Time in cage

  • Pro Record:
    17-5-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Career Length:
    12 years, 4 months, 22 days
  • Rounds Fought:
    37.3
  • Avg. Fights/Year:
    1.9
  • Longest Layoff:
    1 years, 5 month, 7 days
  • Quickest Turnaround:
    7 days

By the rounds

  • Ave. Rounds (Ws):
    1.2
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ws):
    05:52
  • Ave. Rounds (Ls):
    2.9
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ls):
    14:16

Professional Fight Record

Date Res. Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
09/28/2019
Loss
17-4-1
Gilbert Burns
(16-3-0)
Welterweight
170 vs 171
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC on ESPN+ 18
3 05:00
03/16/2019
Loss
17-3-1
Leon Edwards
(16-3-0)
Welterweight
170.5 vs 170
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC on ESPN+ #5
3 05:00
12/08/2018
Win
16-3-1
Alex Oliveira
(18-5-0)
Welterweight
170.7 vs 171
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 231
2 04:07
07/16/2017
Loss
16-2-1
Santiago Ponzinibbio
(19-3-0)
Welterweight
170 vs 171
KO
UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio
1 01:20
03/18/2017
Win
15-2-1
Alan Jouban
(15-4-0)
Welterweight
170 vs 170
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson
2 00:46
05/08/2016
Win
14-2-1
Albert Tumenov
(17-2-0)

Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC Fight Night: Overeem VS. Arlovski
2 03:15
12/12/2015
Loss
14-1-1
Demian Maia
(21-6-0)
Welterweight
170 vs 170
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 194: McGregor vs Aldo
3 05:00
07/11/2015
Win
13-1-1
Brandon Thatch
(11-2-0)
Welterweight
169.5 vs 170.5
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 189: McGregor vs Mendes
1 02:54
10/04/2014
Loss
13-0-1
Rick Story
(17-7-0)
Welterweight
170 vs 170
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC Fight Night 53: Story vs Nelson
5 05:00
07/18/2014
Win
12-0-1
Zak Cummings
(17-3-0)
Welterweight
170 vs 170
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC Fight Night 46: Brandao vs McGregor
2 04:48
03/08/2014
Win
11-0-1
Omari Akhmedov
(13-1-0)
Welterweight
170 vs 170
Submission
UFC Fight Night 37: Manuwa vs. Gustafsson
1 04:36
02/16/2013
Win
10-0-1
Jorge Santiago
(25-10-0)
Welterweight
170 vs 170
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald
3 05:00
09/29/2012
Win
9-0-1
Damarques Johnson
(16-11-0)
Middleweight
175 vs 183
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic
1 03:34
NSF
02/25/2012
Win
8-0-1
Alexander Butenko
(11-5-0)
Welterweight
Submission (Arm Bar)
Cage Contender 12
1 05:00
NSF
09/25/2010
Win
7-0-1
Eugene Fadiora
(9-0-0)

Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
BAMMA - British Association of Mixed Martial Arts 4: Reid vs. Watson
1 03:51
NSF
08/28/2010
Win
6-0-1
Danny Mitchell
(10-1-0)
Welterweight
Submission
Cage Contender 6: Nelson vs Mitchell
1 02:51
NSF
02/13/2010
Win
5-0-1
Sam Elsdon
(1-0-0)

Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
BAMMA - British Association of Mixed Martial Arts 2
1 02:30
NSF
09/06/2008
Win
4-0-1
Iran Mascarenhas
(0-3-0)

KO
Adrenaline 3: Evolution
3 05:00
NSF
12/09/2007
Win
3-0-1
Barry Mairs
(1-0-0)

KO
Angrrr Management: War
1 03:38
NSF
11/24/2007
Win
2-0-1
Niek Tromp
(5-1-0)

Submission (Strikes)
Cage of Truth 1
1 01:50
NSF
10/06/2007
Win
1-0-1
Adam Slawinski
(0-0-0)

TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Ultimate Fighting Revolution 10: Tribal Warfare
3 02:30
NSF
09/29/2007
Win
0-0-1
Driss Elbakara
(1-1-1)

Submission (Arm Bar)
Cage Rage: Contenders
1 03:46
NSF
05/05/2007
Draw
0-0-0
John Olesen
(0-1-0)
Lightweight
Draw (Split Draw)
Adrenaline 1 - Feel the Rush
3 05:00

* 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