Gunnar Nelson Was Targeting Masvidal Or Till Before Landing Leon Edwards Bout

Before the UFC announced Jorge Masvidal as Darren Till’s opponent for the UFC London headliner, several fighters were trying to get the slot. That includes longtime UFC welterweight Gunnar Nelson. However, after Till vs. Masvidal was booked, Nels…

Before the UFC announced Jorge Masvidal as Darren Till’s opponent for the UFC London headliner, several fighters were trying to get the slot. That includes longtime UFC welterweight Gunnar Nelson. However, after Till vs. Masvidal was booked, Nelson was then matched up against Leon Edwards. Nelson comes off a big submission win over Alex Oliveira. […]

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Leon Edwards vs. Gunnar Nelson Set For UFC London Co-Headliner

Lean Edwards and Gunnar Nelson will co-headline UFC Fight Night London when the Octagon returns to the United Kingdom. UFC on ESPN+ 5 on March 16 will mark the return to the O2 Arena in London, England. Matchmakers have already been hard at work assembling one heck of a card. With news breaking earlier today […]

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Lean Edwards and Gunnar Nelson will co-headline UFC Fight Night London when the Octagon returns to the United Kingdom.

UFC on ESPN+ 5 on March 16 will mark the return to the O2 Arena in London, England. Matchmakers have already been hard at work assembling one heck of a card. With news breaking earlier today of a Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal main event, UK fans are in for a treat.

A welterweight bout between Leon Edwards and Gunnar Nelson will serve as the co-main event. Brett Okamoto of ESPN was the first to share the news:

Edwards is riding a six-fight winning streak that dates back to June of 2016. He most recently defeated Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 132 in July.

Nelson recently bounced back from a disappointing loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio with a win over Alex Oliveira at UFC 231. The victory was called one of the most gruesome bouts of 2018, and for good reason.

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Gunnar Nelson Advocates for Elimination of Weight Cutting in MMA

Weight cutting has been one of the most problematic issues in the sport of mixed martial arts, and there have been multiple solutions presented that could help combat it. One solution is to increase the weight classes, with a weight class for every 10 …

Weight cutting has been one of the most problematic issues in the sport of mixed martial arts, and there have been multiple solutions presented that could help combat it. One solution is to increase the weight classes, with a weight class for every 10 pounds, including the long-rumored 165-pound division. Earlier this year, Dana White […]

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Gunnar Nelson Regrets Not Helping Conor McGregor For Khabib Match-Up

Gunnar Nelson was forced to miss Conor McGregor’s UFC 229 training camp with a knee injury, and he’s been feeling guilty ever since. Nelson’s lingering knee injury also kept him out of a welterweight bout with Neil Magny at UFC Liverpool. “The Notorious” star and Nelson have been training partners and good friends for some time. […]

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Gunnar Nelson was forced to miss Conor McGregor’s UFC 229 training camp with a knee injury, and he’s been feeling guilty ever since.

Nelson’s lingering knee injury also kept him out of a welterweight bout with Neil Magny at UFC Liverpool.

“The Notorious” star and Nelson have been training partners and good friends for some time. That, perhaps, is one of the main reasons why Nelson took McGregor’s loss personally.

“That was mostly because of my knee, you know,” he told Peter Carroll when asked about the UFC 229 camp on a recent episode of Eurobash. “When the whole [camp] was starting, I wasn’t training, I couldn’t do much and it seemed like Conor has a pretty good team around him, as usual.”

Things didnt get any easier for Nelson after UFC 229, as he wished he had been more involved after the fight had taken place.

“After the fight I was thinking, ‘Man, I should’ve been there,’ and I was saying that to my coach John [Kavanagh],” he remembered. “He said to me, ‘To be fair, you were hurt, you couldn’t really train.’ It would have been only the last bit of the camp that I would have been able to take part in, I guess.”

Nelson is now back to full strength as demonstrated in his tremendous win over Alex Oliveira at UFC 231. And the Icelandic contender is more than ready to assist his Irish friend in the rematch he so desperately seeks.

Nelson said: “Definitely, for the rematch, I will be there with Conor getting ready.”

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Gunnar Nelson Committed To Helping McGregor Prepare For Khabib Rematch

If Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor II takes place, then Gunnar Nelson will be helping the “Notorious” one prepare. Nurmagomedov was able to submit McGregor back in October to successfully retain his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UF…

If Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor II takes place, then Gunnar Nelson will be helping the “Notorious” one prepare. Nurmagomedov was able to submit McGregor back in October to successfully retain his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title. Nelson, who trains at SBG Ireland, couldn’t train with McGregor due to his knee injury. Nelson eventually […]

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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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