Mar 16 2019
Saturday

02 Arena, London, United Kingdom

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
16-3-0
SD 3
SD 3
17-3-0

The tape

32
Age
35
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
5' 11" / 181 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Tape record

UDKOUDUDSUB
Form
SUBKOSUBSUBUD
16
Wins
17
6
By KO
4
38
KO%
24
3
By SUB
12
19
SUB%
71
3
Loses
3
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
1
2011
Debut
N/A
19
Bouts
21
47
Rounds
36
3 hours, 29 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 29 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Leon Edwards vs Gunnar Nelson report

Who won Edwards vs Nelson?

Leon Edwards beat Gunnar Nelson by split decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 5, on Saturday 16th March 2019 at 02 Arena in London.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Leon Edwards.

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).

Edwards vs Nelson stats

Leon Edwards stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Gunnar Nelson made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 3 losses and 1 draw, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 12 by submission.

Leon Edwards' UFC record stood at 14-2-0, while Gunnar Nelson's came in at 10-5-0.

The stats suggested Edwards had an advantage in power over Nelson, with a 38% knock out percentage over Nelson's 24%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Nelson had a massive advantage over Edwards, boasting a 71% submission rate over Edwards' 19%.

Leon Edwards was the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.

Edwards had a height advantage of 3 inches over Nelson. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Edwards was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 13 years later than Nelson, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 31 more professional rounds, 77 to Nelson's 46.

Activity check

Nelson's last 3 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 2 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 4 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.

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