Gunnar Nelson came up short in his UFC Copenhagen main-card showdown against Gilbert Burns, losing out on the cards by unanimous decision.
It was a matchup of elite grapplers in Denmark as black-belts collided over the course of three rounds in Copenhagen.
In matchups like this, it would be easy to assume that we would be treated to a jiu-jitsu showcase but tonight’s fight displayed these two exchanging blows on the feet – the type that would eventually decide the fight.
Though certainly evenly matched, Burns was the one who was able to land the harder shots of the two – with one knee, in particular, standing as one of the most decisive moments of the night.
Gilbert Burns (17-3) sacks back-to-back big-game welterweights on short notice, outhustling the stoic Gunnar Nelson in a fitting clash of grapplers for ADCC weekend. The former Mundials champ has won four straight and stares down a spot in the top 15. #UFCCopenhagen pic.twitter.com/uu4GeQtC16
— Kyle Johnson (@VonPreux) September 28, 2019
In the end, the judges saw the fight in favour of the Brazilian – scoring him as the unanimous decision victor when all was said and done.
— UFC (@ufc) September 28, 2019