Gunnar Nelson had a splendid victory this weekend against Alex Oliviera at UFC 231 in Toronto when he secured a rear naked choke at the second round to end the fight.
Gunnar(17-3-1 MMA,8-3 UFC) was able to open a brutal cut on Oliviera’s forehead after landing a pair of damaging elbows.Oliviera was fully bloodied up and Gunnar took no time from there to secure his back and sunk in a rear naked choke.
Gunnar’s return was much anticipated as he last fought in July 2017 in Scotland against Santiago Ponzinibbio where he lost the fight via knockout.He has got 3 wins in his last 4 fights now and is optimistic about getting a title shot in the near future if he continues to win like this.
UFC superstar Conor Mcgregor who happens to be a training partner of Gunnar at Straight Blast Gym in Ireland was extremely happy to see Gunnar’s remarkable win over Oliviera.
The former two division champ soon congratulated Gunnar Nelson on Twitter.
Two top men! Congrats Gunni and Halli! So happy for you guys ❤️ https://t.co/zimW2lGqz4
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) December 9, 2018
Conor congratulated both Gunnar and his dad Haraldur Dean Nelson on his tweet.Haraldur Dean Nelson also happens to be the manager of Gunnar and is the founder and CEO of Mjolnir Gym in Iceland where Gunnar also trains besides SBG.