Mar 18 2023
Saturday

o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom

UFC 286
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
18-5-1

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

UK - TBC / US - TBC

17-3-0

The tape

34
Age
36
5' 11" / 181 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm

Full record

UD 3UD 3SD 3SUB 2KO 1
Form
SUB 3SD 3UD 3KO 1KO 1
18
Wins
17
4
By KO
8
22
KO%
47
12
By Sub
4
67
SUB%
24
5
Losses
3
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
1
1
Draws
0
N/A
Debut
2015
24
Bouts
20
45
Rounds
45
3 hours, 14 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 18 minutes

Current rankings @ Welterweight

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Gunnar Nelson vs Daniel Rodriguez preview

When is Nelson vs Rodriguez?

Gunnar Nelson is set to take on Daniel Rodriguez during the main card of UFC 286, on Saturday 18th March 2023 at o2 Arena in London.

The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit will be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Nelson vs Rodriguez stats

Gunnar Nelson steps into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.

Daniel Rodriguez will make his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.

The stats suggest Rodriguez has a large advantage in power over Nelson, boosting at 47% knock out percentage over Nelson's 22%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Nelson will have a massive advantage over Rodriguez, boasting at 67% submission rate over Rodriguez's 24%.

Gunnar Nelson is the younger man by 2 years, at 34 years old.

Rodriguez has a height advantage of 2 inches over Nelson. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Nelson is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in , 7 years and 7 months earlier than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought the same amount of professional rounds, 45 to Rodriguez's 45.

Nelson vs Rodriguez form

Gunnar Nelson has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Takashi Sato at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Gilbert Burns 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 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.

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

He had been beaten by Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC Fight Night 113 on 16th July 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow, Scotland.

Rodriguez has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night: Mitchell vs. Evloev on 5th November 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Jingliang Li at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Kevin Lee at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise.

Before that, he had beat Preston Parsons at UFC Vegas 31 on 17th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Dwight Grant at UFC Vegas 7 on 22nd August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Daniel Rodriguez has been fighting more than Gunnar Nelson.

Gunnar Nelson last fought 10 months and 15 days ago, while Daniel Rodriguez's last outing was 2 months and 29 days ago.

Nelson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

Rodriguez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

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UFC 286 Tickets

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