Dec 08 2018
Saturday

Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
Alex Oliveira
Oliveira
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16-3-0
Sub 2
Sub 2
20-5-0

The tape

35
Age
36
5' 11" / 181 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
76.4" / 194 cm

Tape record

KOSUBSUBUDSUB
Form
KOSUBKOKOSUB
16
Wins
20
4
By KO
12
25
KO%
60
11
By SUB
5
69
SUB%
25
3
Loses
5
1
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
3
1
Draws
1
N/A
Debut
2011
20
Bouts
28
34
Rounds
52
2 hours, 19 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 21 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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Gunnar Nelson vs Alex Oliveira report

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 octagon 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 cage 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%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Nelson had a massive advantage over Oliveira, boasting at 69% submission rate over Oliveira's 25%.

Gunnar Nelson was the younger man by 1 year, at 35 years old.

Oliveira had 4-inch reach advantage.

Nelson was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 6 fewer fights, and made his debut in , 12 years and 2 months earlier than Oliveira, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 30 less professional rounds, 46 to Oliveira's 76.

Nelson vs Oliveira form

Gunnar Nelson had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Gilbert Burns at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on 28th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Leon Edwards at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Alex Oliveira at UFC 231 on 8th December 2018 by split decision in the 2nd round at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.

Before that, he had lost to Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC Fight Night 113 on 16th July 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow, Scotland.

He had beat Alan Jouban at UFC Fight Night 107 on 18th March 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Activity check

Nelson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 11 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Oliveira's last 2 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 11 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 years, 5 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Nelson vs Oliveira?

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