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Gunnar Nelson Targeting Return In March According To John Kavanagh

Gunnar Nelson is closing in on his return to the Octagon. Nelson has not fought since he lost to Gilbert Burns in September of 2019 by decision at UFC Copenhagen. It was his second straight loss after he lost a split decision to Leon Edwards at UFC London in March...

UFC Copenhagen Highlights: Gilbert Burns Decisions Gunnar Nelson

Gilbert Burns decisions Gunnar Nelson at UFC Copenhagen. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC Copenhagen event on ESPN+ from the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark. This was a fight that saw both men go back and forth as they had their moments in each round not...

Gunnar Nelson Eyeing Fight Against Ben Askren

Gunnar Nelson is one of the top grapplers in the welterweight division and is eyeing a bout against one of the top wrestlers in Ben Askren. Nelson believes "Funky" got lucky against Robbie Lawler and says he looks slow to start his UFC tenure. “I think he was probably...

Gunnar Nelson vs. Thiago Alves Announced for UFC on ESPN+ 18

The UFC has announced a welterweight bout for UFC on ESPN+ 18 scheduled for September 28, with Gunnar Nelson takes on Thiago Alves. Gunnar Nelson (17-4-1) has lost two of his last three bouts, with the first of the losses coming to Santiago Ponzinibbio in 2017 and the second loss coming at...

With Possible Win Over Gunnar Nelson, Leon Edwards Wants UFC London Main Event Winner

Leon Edwards will co-main event tomorrow's (Sat. March 16, 2019) UFC London event. He'll step into the cage against jiu-jitsu ace Gunnar Nelson. Should he win, however, Edwards tells MMA Junkie he'd like to face the winner of the night's main event - Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal: “I think...

Gunnar Nelson Was Targeting Masvidal Or Till Before Landing Leon Edwards Bout

Before the UFC announced Jorge Masvidal as Darren Till's opponent for the UFC London headliner, several fighters were trying to get the slot. That includes longtime UFC welterweight Gunnar Nelson. However, after Till vs. Masvidal was booked, Nelson was then matched up against Leon Edwards. Nelson comes off a...

Gunnar Nelson Advocates for Elimination of Weight Cutting in MMA

Weight cutting has been one of the most problematic issues in the sport of mixed martial arts, and there have been multiple solutions presented that could help combat it. One solution is to increase the weight classes, with a weight class for every 10 pounds, including the long-rumored 165-pound...

Gunnar Nelson Committed To Helping McGregor Prepare For Khabib Rematch

If Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor II takes place, then Gunnar Nelson will be helping the "Notorious" one prepare. Nurmagomedov was able to submit McGregor back in October to successfully retain his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title. Nelson, who trains at SBG Ireland, couldn't train with McGregor due to...

Alex Oliveira Tapped To Nelson’s Elbows, Not Choke

One of the more exciting finishes of UFC 231 this past weekend was in a welterweight contest between Alex Oliveira and Gunnar Nelson. In the fight, Oliveira seemingly got the better of Nelson in the first round. However, the second round was a much different story. Nelson was able...

Gunnar Nelson Hopes For A More Active 2019

Gunnar Nelson missed over a year inside the Octagon following his last defeat. In July of 2017, Nelson had a two-fight win streak snapped by Santiago Ponzinibbio. Ponzinibbio knocked out Nelson in the first round. Nelson returned over the weekend (Sat. December 8, 2018) at UFC 231 on pay-per-view...

Gunnar Nelson Disappointed He Wasn’t Part Of McGregor’s Camp For Khabib Fight

This past October, Conor McGregor's return to the Octagon didn't go according to plan. The Irishman attempted to reclaim the UFC lightweight championship from Khabib Nurmagomedov. Instead, he was submitted by the Russian in the fourth round via neck crank. Now, McGregor is calling for an immediate rematch with...

UFC 231’s Alex Oliveira Eyes Finish Over Gunnar Nelson

Alex Oliveira expects a tough fight against Gunnar Nelson, but "Cowboy" believes he'll get the job done. On Dec. 8, Oliveira and Nelson will collide inside the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The bout will be featured on the UFC 231 card. It'll be a crucial bout for both men, who are on...

Gunnar Nelson Claims Jorge Masvidal Turned Down Fight

Gunnar Nelson says Jorge Masvidal didn't take a fight with him in favor of a potential lightweight return. Nelson is scheduled to meet Alex Oliveira at UFC 231. The booking is a relief for "Gunni," as he claims he struggled finding ranked welterweights to share the Octagon with upon his...

Alex Oliveira vs. Gunnar Nelson Reportedly Targeted For UFC 231

UFC 231 may have another barn burner as Alex Oliveira vs. Gunnar Nelson is reportedly close to being a done deal. UFC 231 is shaping up to be a stacked card. Featherweight champion Max Holloway is set to defend his title against Brian Ortega in the main event. Valentina Shevchenko...

Gunnar Nelson Reportedly Targeting UFC 232 Return

Gunnar Nelson is ready to get back into the Octagon. The submission specialist hasn't fought since July of last year when he was knocked out by Santiago Ponzinibbio in the first round. The 30-year-old's last victory inside the Octagon came against Alan Jouban in March of 2017. Nelson was initially...