UFC Copenhagen Highlights: Gilbert Burns Decisions Gunnar Nelson

Gilbert Burns decisions Gunnar Nelson at UFC Copenhagen. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC Copenhagen event on ESPN+ from the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark. This was a fight that saw both men go back and forth as they had thei…

Gilbert Burns decisions Gunnar Nelson at UFC Copenhagen. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC Copenhagen event on ESPN+ from the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark. This was a fight that saw both men go back and forth as they had their moments in each round not only striking but on […]

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Gilbert Burns Bests Gunnar Nelson – UFC Copenhagen Results

Next up at UFC Copenhagen is a grappling fest between Gilbert Burns and Gunnar Nelson. Round 1: Nelson catches a kick but Burns backs him off with a hook. Leg kick from Nelson connects. A nice combination connects for Nelson. Burns returns with a leg kick. Nice side kick to the body lands for Nelson, […]

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Next up at UFC Copenhagen is a grappling fest between Gilbert Burns and Gunnar Nelson.

Round 1:

Nelson catches a kick but Burns backs him off with a hook. Leg kick from Nelson connects. A nice combination connects for Nelson. Burns returns with a leg kick. Nice side kick to the body lands for Nelson, but Burns lands a nice strike inside the pocket. A takedown from Nelson and he tries to get from a posture position to top position. Burns threatens with a leg lock but Nelson ends the round postured up.

Round 2:

Big leg kicks from Nelson to open the round, he shoots in on a takedown and eats some shots before getting Burns against the cage. They separate and Burns lands a big right hand. A brief clinch up again but that doesn’t last long. Back clinch from Nelson, but Burns gets a judo throw, Nelson gets to his feet but Burns locks up the neck. He’s threatening an anaconda choke now. Nelson slips out and Burns goes to work from the top to end the round.

Round 3:

Nelson shoots in on a takedown against the cage but Burns defends nicely. Burns lands a nice shot to get separation and Nelson responds with a leg kick. Burns gets a big slam takedown with 30 seconds left in the round. Tries to take the back but Nelson gets to his feet, only to have Burns stuck on him against the cage. The round comes to an end.

Official Result: Gilbert Burns def. Gunnar Nelson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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Report: Gilbert Burns Steps In To Face Gunnar Nelson At UFC Copenhagen

The co-main event of UFC Copenhagen has reportedly been saved. It was initially going to be a welterweight contest between Gunnar Nelson and Thiago Alves. However, Alves had to pull out due to injury leaving “Gunni” with no opponent. That’s no longer the case. Burns — who recently made a successful move up to welterweight […]

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The co-main event of UFC Copenhagen has reportedly been saved.

It was initially going to be a welterweight contest between Gunnar Nelson and Thiago Alves. However, Alves had to pull out due to injury leaving “Gunni” with no opponent.

That’s no longer the case. Burns — who recently made a successful move up to welterweight — had called to step in and that seems to be the case now.

According to Combate journalist Raphael Marinho, that fight is set to go ahead:

It will be the second fight in a row that Burns steps in on short notice. He moved up from lightweight to defeat Alexey Kunchenko in his welterweight debut last month. In all, he is on a three-fight winning streak.

Nelson, meanwhile, is looking to get back to winning ways. He last suffered a split decision loss to Leon Edwards earlier this year and has lost two of his last three outings.

UFC Copenhagen takes place September 28 and will be headlined by a middleweight encounter between Jack Hermansson and Jared Cannonier.

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Gunnar Nelson Open To ‘Exciting Matchup’ With Ben Askren

Gunnar Nelson believes a welterweight contest between him and Ben Askren would be an exciting matchup given their styles. Askren suffered a five-second flying knee knockout against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239 in what was his first professional loss. However, Nelson was not impressed with Askren’s UFC debut fight against Robbie Lawler either, and believes […]

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Gunnar Nelson believes a welterweight contest between him and Ben Askren would be an exciting matchup given their styles.

Askren suffered a five-second flying knee knockout against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239 in what was his first professional loss. However, Nelson was not impressed with Askren’s UFC debut fight against Robbie Lawler either, and believes he was lucky to come away with the win that night:

“I think he was probably a bit lucky in that fight against Robbie Lawler, I think you’d probably agree with that,” Nelson told MMAFighting’s Eurobash podcast. “He got caught with some sh*t and then he got that choke that wasn’t really on.

“The referee thought Robbie was out, but he wasn’t. I think he got an easy out there. It did not look good when stood up after a few [big shots] from Robbie. I don’t know, he looks quite slow.”

That said, “Gunni” is still intrigued by a fight with Askren. Askren, of course, specializes in wrestling while Nelson is a submission wizard and one of the top level grapplers in the welterweight division.

Because of those reasons, he believes them clashing could be “very interesting”:

“I think it would be a very exciting matchup. I’d love to fight Askren at some point,” Nelson added. “He’s a good grappler and he has his own style. I think it would be interesting. He’s done really well, but his striking definitely needs some brushing up.

“In the grappling department he’s good; he’s good at keeping guys down, beating on them and wearing them out. I don’t think he has my submission skills, but he’s obviously decorated in wrestling. I’ve never competed in wrestling so he’d be really good in that area. It could be very interesting.”

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Gunnar Nelson Eyeing Fight Against Ben Askren

Gunnar Nelson is one of the top grapplers in the welterweight division and is eyeing a bout against one of the top wrestlers in Ben Askren. Nelson believes “Funky” got lucky against Robbie Lawler and says he looks slow to start his UFC tenu…

Gunnar Nelson is one of the top grapplers in the welterweight division and is eyeing a bout against one of the top wrestlers in Ben Askren. Nelson believes “Funky” got lucky against Robbie Lawler and says he looks slow to start his UFC tenure. “I think he was probably a bit lucky in that fight […]

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Gunnar Nelson vs. Thiago Alves Added To UFC Copenhagen

The first addition to the UFC’s debut event in Copenhagen is official as Gunnar Nelson meets Thiago Alves in a welterweight contest. It was announced by the promotion on Wednesday. Nelson is coming off a split decision loss to Leon Edwards at UFC London and is also 1-2 in his last three fights. He will […]

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The first addition to the UFC’s debut event in Copenhagen is official as Gunnar Nelson meets Thiago Alves in a welterweight contest.

It was announced by the promotion on Wednesday.

Nelson is coming off a split decision loss to Leon Edwards at UFC London and is also 1-2 in his last three fights. He will look to establish a winning streak and climb the ranks further with a win against Alves.

As for Alves, the Brazilian is 1-3 in his last four fights and was most recently outpointed by Laureano Staropoli at UFC 237 last month in Brazil. His only win was a controversial split decision against Max Griffin earlier this year.

UFC Copenhagen takes place September 28 at the Royal Arena. The UFC announced it would travel to Denmark earlier this month with tickets recently going on sale. There is no main event booked as of now, however, UFC middleweight Jack Hermansson has called to headline the event against Kelvin Gastelum.

Expect more fight announcements in the coming weeks.

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