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Gunnar Nelson vs Daniel Rodriguez preview
When is Nelson vs Rodriguez?
Gunnar Nelson could potentially take on Daniel Rodriguez, in Summer 2023.
The fight would be scheduled for 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Nelson vs Rodriguez stats
Gunnar Nelson would step into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 13 by submission.
Daniel Rodriguez would make his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggest Rodriguez would have a large advantage in power over Nelson, boosting at 47% knock out percentage over Nelson's 21%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Nelson would have a massive advantage over Rodriguez, boasting at 68% 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 currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in , 7 years and 11 months earlier than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought the same amount of professional rounds, 46 to Rodriguez's 46.
Nelson vs Rodriguez form
Gunnar Nelson has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Bryan Barberena at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by in the 1st round at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Takashi Sato at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had beat Alex Oliveira at UFC 231 on 8th December 2018 by split decision in the 2nd round at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.
Rodriguez has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he Ian Garry at UFC Fight Night – Rozenstruik vs. Almeida on 13th May 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night: Mitchell vs. Evloev on 5th November 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jingliang Li at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Kevin Lee at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise.
He had defeated Preston Parsons at UFC Vegas 31 on 17th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Daniel Rodriguez has been fighting more than Gunnar Nelson.
Gunnar Nelson last fought 2 months and 13 days ago, while Daniel Rodriguez's last outing was 18 days ago.
Nelson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 23 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 1 year, 10 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Nelson vs Rodriguez?
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