Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Nelson vs Oliveira?
Gunnar Nelson beat Alex Oliveira by submission in the 2nd round, during the main card of UFC 231, on Saturday 8th December 2018 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
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).
Nelson vs Oliveira stats
Gunnar Nelson stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 11 by submission.
Alex Oliveira made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Oliveira had a massive power advantage over Nelson, boosting at 60% knock out percentage over Nelson's 25%.
Gunnar Nelson was the younger man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Oliveira had 4-inch reach advantage.
Nelson was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in , 10 years and 6 months earlier than Oliveira, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 45 more professional rounds, 45 to Oliveira's 0.
Nelson vs Oliveira form
Oliveira remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Max Griffin at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Nicolas Dalby at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on 28th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Mike Perry at UFC on ESPN+ 8 on 27th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at BB&T Center, Sunrise, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Gunnar Nelson at UFC 231 on 8th December 2018 by submission in the 2nd round at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.
He had defeated Carlo Pedersoli at UFC Fight Night 137 on 22nd September 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Ginásio do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Nelson's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 7 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 3 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.
Oliveira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.