Gunnar Nelson

Gunnar Nelson

Gunnar Nelson

Gunni

  • 17 - 5 - 1

    W-L-D

  • Age
    33
  • Height
    71 in 180 cm
  • Last Weigh-In
    171 lbs 78 kg
  • Reach
    72 in 183 cm
  • Leg reach
    39.5 in 100 cm
  • Welterweight Division
  • Born
    Akureyri, Iceland
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Statistics

Wins

  • KO/TKO

    3 (18%)

  • DEC

    1 (6%)

  • SUB

    13 (76%)

Loss

  • KO/TKO

    1 (20%)

  • DEC

    4 (80%)

  • SUB

    0

  • 9:3838

    Avg fight time

    1111

    First round finishes

  • 10:0210

    Average fight time in the UFC

    1313

    Number of fights in the UFC

  • 0.600.60

    Submission attempts per 15 min

    1.201.20

    Takedowns per bout

  • 1515

    Takedowns Landed

    2727

    Takedown Attempted

  • 56%56

    Successful takedown

    58%58

    Takedown Defense

  • 1.711.71

    Sig. strikes landed (per min)

    4.954.95

    Sig. strikes absorbed (per min)

  • 223223

    Sig. strikes landed

    387387

    Sig. strikes attempted

  • 58%58

    Accented punches accuracy

    57%57

    Sig. strikes defense

  • 328328

    Punches dealt

    505505

    Punches thrown

  • 65%65

    Striking Accuracy

    0.1010

    Knockdowns avg per fight

  • 0.2020

    Coup attempts per fight

Bout statistics by promotion

Promotion Bout
UFC 13
AM 1
BAMMA 2
CC 2
CR 1
Not defined 4

Sig. strikes by position

  • Standing

    135 (61%)

  • Clinch

    21 (9%)

  • Ground

    67 (30%)

Head

168

75%

Body

34

15%

Legs

21

10%

PRO Results

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS Gilbert Burns

    28.09.2019 • UFC on ESPN+ 18

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    17 - 4 - 1

    W-L-D

    16 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on ESPN+ 18

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs)

    • Odds

      -105 Near Even

    Statistics Gunnar Nelson
    • Total Strikes

      45

    • Sig. Strikes

      36

    • Takedowns

      0

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Nelson VS Thiago Alves

    28.09.2019 • UFC on ESPN+ 18 • Status: cancelled

    17 - 4 - 1

    W-L-D

    23 - 14 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on ESPN+ 18

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS Leon Edwards

    16.03.2019 • UFC on ESPN+ 5

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    17 - 3 - 1

    W-L-D

    16 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on ESPN+ 5

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs)

    • Odds

      +120 Near Even

    Statistics Gunnar Nelson
    • Total Strikes

      38

    • Sig. Strikes

      18

    • Takedowns

      3

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS Alex Oliveira

    08.12.2018 • UFC 231

    Round
    2

    Time
    9.17

    Method
    Submission

    16 - 3 - 1

    W-L-D

    20 - 5 - 1

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 231

    • Win

      Rear Naked Choke

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      170.3 lbs (77.2 kgs)

    • Odds

      -145 Slight Favorite

    Statistics Gunnar Nelson
    • Total Strikes

      20

    • Sig. Strikes

      11

    • Takedowns

      2

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      1

    • Rev.

      0

  • Nelson VS Neil Magny

    27.05.2018 • UFC Fight Night 130 • Status: cancelled

    16 - 3 - 1

    W-L-D

    20 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night 130

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS Santiago Ponzinibbio

    16.07.2017 • UFC Fight Night 113

    Round
    1

    Time
    1.22

    Method
    KO/TKO

    16 - 2 - 1

    W-L-D

    24 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night 113

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)

    • Odds

      -180 Slight Favorite

    • Awards

      Performance of the night

    Statistics Gunnar Nelson
    • Total Strikes

      7

    • Sig. Strikes

      7

    • Takedowns

      0

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS Alan Jouban

    18.03.2017 • UFC Fight Night 107

    Round
    2

    Time
    5.46

    Method
    Submission

    15 - 2 - 1

    W-L-D

    15 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night 107

    • Win

      Guillotine Choke

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)

    • Odds

      -350 Moderate Favorite

    • Awards

      Performance of the night

    Statistics Gunnar Nelson
    • Total Strikes

      28

    • Sig. Strikes

      18

    • Takedowns

      1

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      1

    • Rev.

      0

  • Nelson VS Dong Hyun Kim

    19.11.2016 • UFC Fight Night 99 • Status: cancelled

    15 - 2 - 1

    W-L-D

    21 - 3 - 1

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night 99

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Odds

      -180 Slight Favorite

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS Albert Tumenov

    08.05.2016 • UFC Fight Night 87

    Round
    2

    Time
    8.15

    Method
    Submission

    14 - 2 - 1

    W-L-D

    15 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night 87

    • Win

      Rear Naked Choke

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)

    • Odds

      +135 Slight Underdog

    • Awards

      Performance of the night

    Statistics Gunnar Nelson
    • Total Strikes

      56

    • Sig. Strikes

      44

    • Takedowns

      2

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      1

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS Demian Maia

    12.12.2015 • UFC 194

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    14 - 1 - 1

    W-L-D

    21 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 194

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)

    • Odds

      -120 Near Even

    Statistics Gunnar Nelson
    • Total Strikes

      10

    • Sig. Strikes

      4

    • Takedowns

      1

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      2

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS Brandon Thatch

    11.07.2015 • UFC 189

    Round
    1

    Time
    2.54

    Method
    Submission

    13 - 1 - 1

    W-L-D

    11 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 189

    • Win

      Rear Naked Choke

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      169.5 lbs (76.9 kgs)

    • Odds

      +155 Slight Underdog

    Statistics Gunnar Nelson
    • Total Strikes

      24

    • Sig. Strikes

      8

    • Takedowns

      0

    • Knockdowns

      1

    • Submission

      1

    • Rev.

      0

  • Nelson VS John Hathaway

    11.07.2015 • UFC 189 • Status: cancelled

    13 - 1 - 1

    W-L-D

    17 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 189

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS Rick Story

    04.10.2014 • UFC Fight Night 53

    Round
    5

    Time
    25.00

    Method
    Decision

    13 - 0 - 1

    W-L-D

    17 - 8 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night 53

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)

    • Odds

      -370 Moderate Favorite

    Statistics Gunnar Nelson
    • Total Strikes

      108

    • Sig. Strikes

      107

    • Takedowns

      1

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS Zak Cummings

    19.07.2014 • UFC Fight Night 46

    Round
    2

    Time
    9.48

    Method
    Submission

    12 - 0 - 1

    W-L-D

    17 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night 46

    • Win

      Rear Naked Choke

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs)

    • Odds

      -750 Huge Favorite

    • Awards

      Performance of the night

    Statistics Gunnar Nelson
    • Total Strikes

      34

    • Sig. Strikes

      24

    • Takedowns

      1

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      1

    • Rev.

      0

  • Nelson VS Ryan LaFlare

    19.07.2014 • UFC Fight Night 46 • Status: cancelled

    12 - 0 - 1

    W-L-D

    11 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night 46

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS Omari Akhmedov

    08.03.2014 • UFC Fight Night 37

    Round
    1

    Time
    4.36

    Method
    Submission

    11 - 0 - 1

    W-L-D

    13 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night 37

    • Win

      Guillotine Choke

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)

    • Odds

      -300 Moderate Favorite

    • Awards

      Performance of the night

    Statistics Gunnar Nelson
    • Total Strikes

      32

    • Sig. Strikes

      20

    • Takedowns

      1

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      1

    • Rev.

      0

  • Nelson VS Mike Pyle

    25.05.2013 • UFC 160 • Status: cancelled

    11 - 0 - 1

    W-L-D

    24 - 8 - 1

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 160

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS Jorge Santiago

    16.02.2013 • UFC on FUEL TV 7

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    10 - 0 - 1

    W-L-D

    25 - 10 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on FUEL TV 7

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      169.0 lbs (76.7 kgs)

    • Odds

      -345 Moderate Favorite

    Statistics Gunnar Nelson
    • Total Strikes

      86

    • Sig. Strikes

      80

    • Takedowns

      2

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Nelson VS Justin Edwards

    16.02.2013 • UFC on FUEL TV 7 • Status: cancelled

    10 - 0 - 1

    W-L-D

    8 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on FUEL TV 7

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS DaMarques Johnson

    29.09.2012 • UFC on FUEL TV 5

    Round
    1

    Time
    3.34

    Method
    Submission

    9 - 0 - 1

    W-L-D

    16 - 11 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on FUEL TV 5

    • Win

      Rear Naked Choke

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      183 lbs (83.0 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      175.0 lbs (79.4 kgs)

    • Odds

      -375 Moderate Favorite

    Statistics Gunnar Nelson
    • Total Strikes

      17

    • Sig. Strikes

      10

    • Takedowns

      1

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      2

    • Rev.

      0

  • Nelson VS Rich Attonito

    29.09.2012 • UFC on FUEL TV 5 • Status: cancelled

    9 - 0 - 1

    W-L-D

    10 - 5 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on FUEL TV 5

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

  • Nelson VS Pascal Krauss

    29.09.2012 • UFC on FUEL TV 5 • Status: cancelled

    9 - 0 - 1

    W-L-D

    10 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on FUEL TV 5

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.1 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS Alexander Butenko

    25.02.2012 • Cage Contender 12

    Round
    1

    Time
    4.21

    Method
    Submission

    8 - 0 - 1

    W-L-D

    17 - 5 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Cage Contender 12

    • Win

      Armbar

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      170 lbs (77.0 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      168.0 lbs (76.2 kgs)

    • Odds

      -975 Huge Favorite

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS Eugene Fadiora

    25.09.2010

    Round
    1

    Method
    Submission

    7 - 0 - 1

    W-L-D

    9 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS Danny Mitchell

    28.08.2010

    Round
    1

    Method
    Submission

    6 - 0 - 1

    W-L-D

    8 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS Sam Elsdon

    13.02.2010

    Round
    1

    Method
    Submission

    5 - 0 - 1

    W-L-D

    1 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS Iran Mascarenhas

    06.09.2008

    Round
    2

    Method
    KO/TKO

    4 - 0 - 1

    W-L-D

    0 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS Barry Mairs

    09.12.2007

    Round
    1

    Method
    KO/TKO

    3 - 0 - 1

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS Niek Tromp

    24.11.2007

    Round
    1

    Method
    Submission

    2 - 0 - 1

    W-L-D

    5 - 1 - 1

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS Adam Slawinski

    06.10.2007

    Round
    1

    Method
    KO/TKO

    1 - 0 - 1

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS Driss El Bakara

    29.09.2007

    Round
    1

    Method
    Submission

    0 - 0 - 1

    W-L-D

    1 - 1 - 1

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Nelson VS John Olesen

    05.05.2007

    Round
    3

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

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