Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Burns vs Nelson?
Gilbert Burns beat Gunnar Nelson by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC on ESPN+ 18, on Saturday 28th September 2019 at Royal Arena in Copenhagen.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Gilbert Burns.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Burns vs Nelson stats
Gilbert Burns stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Gunnar Nelson made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 12 by submission.
The stats suggested Burns had a slight advantage in power over Nelson, with a 31% knock out percentage over Nelson's 24%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Nelson had a large advantage over Burns, boosting at 71% submission rate over Burns' 50%.
Gilbert Burns was the older man by 2 years, at 36 years old.
Nelson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Burns. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Burns was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 10 year and 10 months later than Nelson, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 7 more professional rounds, 52 to Nelson's 45.
Nelson's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Burns vs Nelson?
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