Gunnar
Nelson
14-1-1( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Performance of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 6 fights.
Record: 14-1-1
Summary: Submissions

Fighter Info

Nickname: Gunni
From: Reykjavik Iceland
Fights Out Of: Reykjavik Iceland
Age: 27
Height: 5' 11" ( 180 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
249
56% Successful
139
Types of Successful Strikes
0
139
63% Standing
28%
88
12
39
Striking Defense
55
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
11
55% Successful
6
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
14
0
Takedown Defense
50
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Gunnar Nelson
Jul 11, 2015
6
8
0
0
1
0
3
0
R1 Submission
Loss
Gunnar Nelson
Oct 4, 2014
53
168
1
1
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Split
Win
Gunnar Nelson
Jul 19, 2014
13
18
1
0
1
0
1
0
R2 Submission
Performance of the Night
Win
Gunnar Nelson
Mar 8, 2014
16
6
1
0
1
0
3
0
R1 Submission
Performance of the Night
Win
Gunnar Nelson
Jorge Santiago
Feb 16, 2013
42
43
2
0
0
0
3
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Gunnar Nelson
Sep 29, 2012
1
9
0
1
0
2
0
4
R1 Submission

Biography

TRAINING: Roll in the afternoon, train MMA in the evening, some days technique and some sparring.

When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was 14, I started training karate because I always was interested in martial arts and used to watch a lot of martial art films with my father.

What ranks and titles have you held? Brown belt karate, Black belt BJJ

Do you have any heroes? Not really

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a lot to me. I have been watching the UFC since I was young and always felt I would be there one day.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I dropped out to go travel and train MMA and grappling.

What was your job before you started fighting? I had a few good jobs; one was setting stones and making gardens for people.

Favorite grappling technique: I like chokes very much.

• Pro since 2007
 
• Nine wins by submission, four by KO – has finished all but one of his wins
 
• Eleven first round finishes
 
• 2009 IBJJF Pan Ams gold (no gi middleweight black) and silver (no gi absolute black) medal winner
 
• 2009 IBJJF Pan Ams gold (gi middleweight brown) medal winner
 
• 2009 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu championship silver (middleweight brown) medal winner
 
• Awarded BJJ black belt by Renzo Gracie

Career

Key Opponents

Pascal Krauss
Pascal Krauss
11-2-0
( W-L-D )

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