Gunnar Nelson all time Records and Achievements


Gunnar Nelson is a professional mixed martial artist from Iceland who competes in the welterweight division. Here are some of his notable records and accomplishments:

  • Professional MMA record: 17 wins, 5 losses
  • UFC record: 7 wins, 5 losses
  • Submission wins: 12
  • Performance of the Night bonuses: 2
  • Fight of the Night bonuses: 1

Some of Gunnar Nelson’s notable victories include:

  • Alan Jouban (Submission, UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson, 2017)
  • Brandon Thatch (Submission, UFC 189, 2015)
  • Zak Cummings (Decision, UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Cummings, 2014)
  • Jorge Santiago (Decision, UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald, 2012)

Although Gunnar Nelson has had some impressive wins throughout his career, he has also suffered some tough losses against high-level opponents like Demian Maia and Santiago Ponzinibbio. Nevertheless, he remains a respected and skilled fighter in the welterweight division.


Gunnar Nelson is an Icelandic mixed martial artist who has achieved several notable accomplishments in his career, including:

  1. Cage Warriors Welterweight Champion: Nelson won the Cage Warriors Welterweight Championship in 2012 after defeating Tommy Quinn by submission.
  2. UFC Performance of the Night Awards: Nelson has received three UFC Performance of the Night awards for his impressive performances in the octagon.
  3. Multiple Submission Wins: Nelson is known for his excellent grappling skills, and he has won the majority of his fights by submission. He has submitted 11 of his opponents in his professional MMA career.
  4. UFC Record: Nelson has amassed a record of 17 wins and 5 losses in his UFC career, competing in the welterweight division.
  5. International Experience: Nelson has fought all over the world, including in Iceland, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada, and the United States. He has gained a reputation as a tough and skilled fighter, and he has earned the respect of his fellow competitors and fans alike.