Alex Oliveira Tapped To Nelson’s Elbows, Not Choke

One of the more exciting finishes of UFC 231 this past weekend was in a welterweight contest between Alex Oliveira and Gunnar Nelson. In the fight, Oliveira seemingly got the better of Nelson in the first round. However, the second round was a much dif…

One of the more exciting finishes of UFC 231 this past weekend was in a welterweight contest between Alex Oliveira and Gunnar Nelson. In the fight, Oliveira seemingly got the better of Nelson in the first round. However, the second round was a much different story. Nelson was able to get full mount on the […]

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Alex Oliveira Clarifies What Really Made Him Tap At UFC 231

Alex Oliveira clarifies the reason that he tapped out in his latest fight under the UFC banner. Oliveira lost to Gunnar Nelson by second-round rear-naked choke at UFC 231. The event went down on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In the fight, Nelson was able to slice open Olivera […]

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Alex Oliveira clarifies the reason that he tapped out in his latest fight under the UFC banner. Oliveira lost to Gunnar Nelson by second-round rear-naked choke at UFC 231. The event went down on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

In the fight, Nelson was able to slice open Olivera with a nasty elbow that led to him getting back mount and locking in the choke for the win. Now, Olivera is claiming in a recent interview that he didn’t tap due to the submission. Instead, it was due to taking that dangerous elbow thrown by Nelson.

”The rear-naked choke was in, but I was alive, I was fine. The problem was all that blood,” Oliveira said to MMA Fighting). “When I put my hand on my forehead I felt everything was f***ing open, I couldn’t see anything. Even if I made out of that round, the referee wouldn’t let me continue.”

As a result of this loss, it snapped Oliveira’s two-fight winning streak. On the flip side, Nelson got back to the winning column a year after a loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio. For Oliveira, he’s looking forward after his latest hurdle.

”This loss was a win for me. We also learn when we lose, right?” Oliveira said. “I keep my head held high. Let’s prepare for the next one. I can’t train now, but I can’t stand still. I need to do something. Losses are part of the game, we understand that. That elbow changed everything. It was his day, not mine, and I accept it. Let’s work for the next one.”

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UFC 231 Results: Gunnar Nelson Bloodies Alex Oliveira With Elbows

With two title fights on tap the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada will be rocking as the Octagon is in town. We have all of the UFC 231 results here. When the world leader of MMA travels to their neighbors in the north, they always come proper. UFC 231 is no exception. With 13 […]

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With two title fights on tap the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada will be rocking as the Octagon is in town. We have all of the UFC 231 results here.

When the world leader of MMA travels to their neighbors in the north, they always come proper. UFC 231 is no exception. With 13 fights in total, two of which are highly anticipated title fights, tonight could prove to be a pivotal night of fights for the William Morris Endeavor-owned promotion.

A feature welterweight bout with future title implications is up next. As Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira takes on the popular Gunnar Nelson.

“Cowboy” Oliveira has quietly become a contender in the 170-pound division. He has won six of his last seven fights and most recently knocked out Carlo Pedersoli in just 39 seconds.

The Icelandic Nelson will make his return to the Octagon after more than a year away. In his last bout, he suffered a setback when he was TKO’ed by Santiago Ponzinibbio.

Round One

The fighters touch gloves. Oliveira lands a hard leg kick to start. Nelson shoots for a takedown. Oliveira blasts a couple elbows to the side of Nelson’s head. Nelson working hard for this takedown and finally gets it. He is on the backside of Oliveira with the Brazilian defending. Oliveira reverses position and opens up some ground and pound. He stands up and lunges back in with a right hand. Ha fires off several short punches. Oliveira wings some huge hammer fists and looks for a good position to throw punches from. Nelson trips Oliveira and looks for a heel hook. The Brazilian defends as the round comes to a close.

Round Two

The second frame starts with both men sizing each other up in the center of the Octagon. Oliveira clinches Nelson up against the cage as Nelson works for a way off the fence. Oliveira is using his size to body up Nelson against the cage. He is looking for a takedown but Nelson manages to reverse the position. He lands a takedown and ends up in the guard of Oliveira. This could be bad. Nelson appears to be catching his breath momentarily. Nelson is scooting up seemingly looking for a mounted triangle. He lands a slashing elbow across Oliveira’s face. 60 Seconds left in the round and Nelson lands an elbow that splits Oliveira wide open. He looks for the choke but the Brazilian taps.

  • Gunnar Nelson defeats Alex Oliveira via submission at 4:17 of round three

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Gunnar Nelson Disappointed He Wasn’t Part Of McGregor’s Camp For Khabib Fight

This past October, Conor McGregor’s return to the Octagon didn’t go according to plan. The Irishman attempted to reclaim the UFC lightweight championship from Khabib Nurmagomedov. Instead, he was submitted by the Russian in the fourth round…

This past October, Conor McGregor’s return to the Octagon didn’t go according to plan. The Irishman attempted to reclaim the UFC lightweight championship from Khabib Nurmagomedov. Instead, he was submitted by the Russian in the fourth round via neck crank. Now, McGregor is calling for an immediate rematch with Khabib. However, should he need to […]

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UFC 231 Predictions: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Picks

At this point, even the fans are tired of talking about it. Anyone with even a passing interest in MMA knows the long story behind this fight, how it was canceled in July after …

At this point, even the fans are tired of talking about it. Anyone with even a passing interest in MMA knows the long story behind this fight, how it was canceled in July after …