Current rankings @ Welterweight
Gunnar Nelson vs Claudio Silva preview
When is Nelson vs Silva?
Gunnar Nelson could potentially fight Claudio Silva, in Summer 2022.
The fight would take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Nelson vs Silva 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.
Claudio Silva would make his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggest Nelson would have a slight advantage in power over Silva, with a 21% knock out percentage over Silva's 14%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Nelson would have a slight advantage over Silva, with a 68% submission rate over Silva's 64%.
Gunnar Nelson is the younger man by 6 years, at 34 years old.
Nelson has 1-inch reach advantage.
Nelson is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in , 15 years and 4 months earlier than Silva, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He has fought 14 more professional rounds, 46 to Silva's 32.
Nelson vs Silva form
Gunnar Nelson has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against 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 won against 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.
Claudio Silva has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Nicolas Dalby at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Court McGee at UFC Vegas 27 on 22nd May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest in the United States.
Going into that contest, he had lost to James Krause at UFC Fight Island 6 on 17th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had defeated Danny Roberts at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by submission in the 3rd round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
He had won against Nordine Taleb at UFC Fight Night 130 on 27th May 2018 by submission in the 1st round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
In terms of recent activity, Gunnar Nelson has been fighting more than Claudio Silva.
Gunnar Nelson last fought 13 days ago, while Claudio Silva's last outing was 8 months and 8 days ago.
Nelson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Silva's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Nelson vs Silva?
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