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Gunnar Nelson Likes The Idea Of Facing Ben Askren In The Future

Gunnar Nelson has recently spoken about the possibility of a showdown with the former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight king Ben Askren. Nelson’s last outing saw him turn in a pretty underwhelming effort against streaking contender Leon Edwards in a fight that saw his lack of versatility and aggression prove to be the difference at UFC London. Now, with a …

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Gunnar Nelson To Face Thiago Alves At UFC Copenhagen

Gunnar Nelson will make his return at UFC Copenhagen in September where he will face octagon veteran, Thiago Alves. Nelson’s last fight came at UFC London back in March when he dropped a split decision to Englishman, Leon Edwards. The Icelandic welterweight whose record stands at 17-4-1 will look to bounce back from that loss when he takes on UFC …

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Leon Edwards Addresses Nelson Win, Masvidal Attack In Statement

UFC welterweight Leon Edwards had a very interesting night in London on Saturday as he picked up the biggest win of his career and potentially found out the identity of a future opponent post-fight. His victory over Gunnar Nelson displayed a pretty confident performance from the Englishman, all things considered. For the most part, he was able to successfully nullify …

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UFC London Preview: Gunnar Nelson’s Top-5 UFC Submissions

Gunnar Nelson is quietly one of the UFC’s most potent finishers, something that is highlighted by his devastating, but technical, body of work to date. Earlier this week, we delved into why this is such a huge fight for Nelson’s push towards reaching his long-expected potential. And it’s very true. As one of the best pure jiu-jitsu practitioners on the …

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Seven Names To Remember Ahead Of UFC London This Weekend

UFC London this weekend is a card that bolsters one of the finest lineups a European show has seen in some time, here are seven fighters worth knowing about before you tune in. Ian Heinisch As one of the most highly-touted prospects on this card, Heinisch managed to take home a huge win his UFC debut, beating Cezar Ferreira over …

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Alex Oliveira On Gunnar Nelson: “That Elbow Changed Everything”

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Gunnar Nelson returned to winning ways on Saturday when he submitted Brazilian welterweight Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira at UFC 231. Nelson was in control of the contest and landed a nasty elbow to the face of Oliveira, the resulting elbow drew one of the most gruesome cuts seen inside the Octagon as Oliveira spilt blood all over the canvass. Oliveira returned …

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Watch: Gunnar Nelson Calls For A Rematch With Santiago Ponzinibbio

Nelson was on the receiving end of some rather blatant eye-pokes during his last octagon outing, his UFC Glasgow headliner against Santiago Ponzinibbio. UFC Glasgow’s main-event seemed to be going as well as the SBG/Mjölnir welterweight could have hoped for at first. His movement looked sharp and the powerhouse that stood across from him wasn’t able to get his own …

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UFC Fight Night Dublin 2014: Where Are They Now?

We take a look at where the stars of 2014’s pivotal night for Irish MMA are right now after the event reached its four-year anniversary this week. UFC Dublin in 2014 will forever stand as one of the greatest events – not only in European MMA – but also in the organisation’s history. Fans, fighters and media members who have …

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In-Form English Welterweight Gets Massive Opportunity In UFC Liverpool Co-Main Event

Following Gunnar Nelson’s unfortunate pull-out from UFC Liverpool’s co-main event, debutant Craig White will step up and face Neil Magny on the main-card. When it emerged that SBG Ireland’s grappling phenom Gunnar Nelson would be unable to compete at this month’s UFC Liverpool due to the injury, one of the main responses from the European MMA community was to wonder …

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