The black belt in karate and Bjj Gunnar Nelson entered this fight with a professional mma record of 13-1-1 (92% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.23 welterweight in the world. He fought three times last year beating Omari Akhmedov (=Nelson vs Akhmedov) and Zak Cummings (=Nelson vs Cummings) but then he suffered his first defeat, via split decision, against Rick Story (=Nelson vs Story).
His opponent, Brandon Thatch, has an official record of 11-2-0 (100% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.45 in the same weight class and he lost his last bout as well, against Benson Henderson (=Henderson vs Thatch). Nelson vs Thatch is on the undercard of Chad Mendes vs Conor McGregor – UFC 189. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 189: Mendes vs Mcgregor
Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
UFC 189 fight card (main and best fights):
Chad Mendes vs Conor McGregor
Robbie Lawler vs Rory MacDonald 2
Dennis Bermudez vs Jeremy Stephens
Gunnar Nelson vs Brandon Thatch
Brad Pickett vs Thomas Almeida
Matt Brown vs Tim Means
Nelson’s previous fight: Gunnar Nelson vs Rick Story
Thatch’s previous fight: Benson Henderson vs Brandon Thatch
Maia’s next fight: Demian Maia vs Gunnar Nelson
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