The black belt in karate and Brazilian jiu-jitsu Gunnar Nelson entered this fight with a professional record of 17-4-1 (94% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.18 welterweight in the world but he lost two out of his last three fights, against Santiago Ponzinibbio in 2017 (Gunnar Nelson vs Santiago Ponzinibbio) and Leon Edwards in 2019 (Leon Edwards vs Gunnar Nelson); between these two bouts he beat Alex Oliveira (Gunnar Nelson vs Alex Oliveira).
His opponent, the black belt and three-time Bjj world champion Gilbert Burns, has a mma record of 16-3-0 (81% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.30 in the same weight class. He was defeated by Dan Hooker last year but then he has won over Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Mike Davis and Alexey Kunchenko. Nelson vs Burns is on the undercard of Jack Hermansson vs Jared Cannonier – UFC Fight Night 160 (UFC on ESPN+ 18). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 160: Hermansson vs. Cannonier
Where: Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
Nelson’s previous fight: Leon Edwards vs Gunnar Nelson
Burns’ next fight: Demian Maia vs Gilbert Burns
Nelson’s next fight: Gunnar Nelson vs Takashi Sato
Nelson vs Burns Fight Video:
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