David Bielkheden lobbies for UFC return after nearly nine years away, wants Gunnar Nelson in London

Remember David Bielkheden? If you don’t – it’s been nearly nine years since his last UFC fight – he hopes you will soon. The 38-year-old Bielkheden (25-12), a three-fight UFC veteran, has started to lobby for a return to the promotion at UFC Fight Night 127 next month in London. And he wants to fight Gunnar Nelson (16-3-1 MMA, 7-3 UFC). Bielkheden posted his request on his Instagram...
Via MMA Junkie
20 days ago

The next chapter: Rick Story reveals the reasons behind his extended hiatus from fighting

For the first time in nearly a decade, Rick Story isn't getting ready for a fight.The 19-time UFC veteran has taken a step back from mixed martial arts following his most recent fight against Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone that saw him suffer the first knockout loss of his career, which also marked the end of his current contract.Prior to the bout with Cerrone, the UFC had offered Story...
Via FOX Sports
February 21, 2017

Gunnar Nelson earns biggest win of career with submission over Albert Tumenov

Gunnar Nelson entered his UFC Rotterdam main card bout Sunday having lost two out of his last three but left with a dominant win over one of the welterweight division's hottest contenders. Nelson forced a submission from Albert Tumenov at 3:15 of the second round with a neck crank from behind.Afterwards, Nelson said that his strategy to beat Tumenov, who had won his previous five...
Via FOX Sports
May 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Gunnar Nelson Fights Albert Tumenov At UFC Fight Night 87

On Tuesday, a welterweight affair between Gunnar Nelson (pictured) and Albert Tumenov was added to the UFC Fight Night 87 roster. After winning 13 of his first professional fights (1 draw), Nelson has hit a bit of a rough patch having lost two of his past three scraps. The jiu jitsu specialist was thoroughly out-grappled by Demian Maia in December for a lopsided unanimous decision...
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Demain Maia Dominates Gunnar Nelson On The Mat To Victory At UFC 194

Demian Maia definitely proved himself to be the better grappler against Gunnar Nelson tonight at UFC 194 with a comprehensive unanimous decision victory in Las Vegas. Round One: Maia feeling out with the jab then immdiately goes for a takedown. Big statement from him, but Nelson is stuffing this shot and thend ends up on […]
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Gunnar Nelson: 'I will definitely be looking to fight for the belt next year'

Following a lopsided submission victory over Brandon Thatch in July, welterweight stand out Gunnar Nelson is looking for another win next weekend at UFC 194 and then targeting a title shot by the end of 2016.Nelson has been regarded as one of the best prospects in the division for several years and while he did experience a brief setback following a loss to Rick Story by split decision...
Via FOX Sports
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Gunnar Nelson Believes Conor McGregor Should Move Up To Lightweight

Icelandic UFC fighter Gunnar Nelson is a long-time training partner of Conor McGregor and in a new interview he reveals that he’s urged the Irish ace to move up to the lightweight division sooner rather than later. “He does a big cut,” Nelson tells Submission Radio of the efforts McGregor goes through to make the featherweight limit. “He doesn’t like it and I don’t think he’s going...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Demian Maia Vs Gunnar Nelson Added To UFC 194

Just when you thought UFC 194 had more than enough big fights the UFC have just added another one, with welterweight grappling standouts Demian Maia and Gunnar Nelson now booked for the Las Vegas extraveganza on December 12th. Maia is currently on a three-fight winning streak and ended Neil Magny’s seven fight unbeaten run last time out by submission which leaves him placed at No...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Demian Maia vs. Gunnar Nelson joins stacked UFC 194 fight card

The rich get richer as UFC 194 has added another huge fight as two of the world's best grapplers face off when Demian Maia takes on Gunnar Nelson on Dec. 12 in Las Vegas. UFC officials confirmed the fight on Friday. Maia has been on a tear lately winning his last three fights in a row, including a victory over previously undefeated prospect Ryan LaFlare, as well as a dominant one...
Via FOX Sports
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 194 Lineup Gets Even Stronger With Demian Maia vs. Gunnar Nelson

The UFC is certainly doing its best to make sure every available MMA fan hits Las Vegas on December 12. On Friday, it was announced welterweights Demian Maia (pictured) and Gunnar Nelson will fight at UFC 194.Maia has bounced back from two straight losses by rattling off three consecutive wins. The 37-year-old jiu jitsu specialist is fresh off last months submission over Neil Magny...
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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