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Icelandic Mixed Martial Artist Gunnar Nelson Career Achievement And Net Worth

Updated On 07 Aug, 2018 Published On

Gunnar Nelson is an Icelandic mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Welterweight division of UFC. He is ranked #13 in the official UFC welterweight rankings.

The black belt martial artist is a teammate of the Notorious Conor McGregor and has a successful career till date. His impressive career has subsequently amounted to a sizeable net worth for the fighter.

Gunnar Nelson's Net Worth

There are no recent reviews on his current net worth but some sources report his net worth in 2018 to be around $3 million. In 2015, his net worth was estimated to be $668,500.

So, in the recent years, the figures have raised to a more significant amount by at least $2.4 million.  

CAPTION: Gunner
SOURCE: Wikipedia

The table below shows his net worth since 2012-2015

YEAR NETWORTH
2015 $668,5OO
2014 $514,231
2013 $382,000
2012 $334,250

Salary

The table below showcases his salary over the years.

YEAR SALARY
2011-2012 $191,000
2014-2015 $100,526
2013-2014 $64,746
2011-2012 $50,993
Expected 2016-2017 $257,850

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Gunnar Nelson career

Gunnar started brawling after receiving his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt from Matt Thorton of Straight Blast Gym International. He has fought a total of 20 matches till now and has won 16, losing 3 matches, and one was a draw.

Early career

In May 2007, Gunnar fought his first mixed martial arts fight in Copenhagen, Denmark against John Olesen another Danish fighter.

CAPTION: Nelson
SOURCE: mmajunkie

After his debut match, he won five more matches within 16 months before taking a break for two years. He then returned to BAMMA 2 in February 2010, where he defeated Sam Elsdon in the first round via submission.

The same year, he defeated Danny Mitchell at Cage Contender 6, before returning to BAMMA.

His next victory was against unbeaten Eugene Fadiora at BAMMA 4: Reid vs Watson.

Career At UFC

Gunner signed a contract with UFC in 2012. He's the first fighter from Iceland to be signed into UFC. His first fight was against DaMarques Johnson on September 2012, which he won by submission.

From then onwards, he continuously won 3 matches, and then lost to Rick Story on 4th October 2014 by a split decision.

EVENT DATE OPPONENT RESULT
UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio 16 July 2017 Santiago Ponzinibbio LOSS
UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson 18 March 2017 Alan Jouban WIN
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski 8 May 2016 Albert Tumenov WIN
UFC 194 12 December 2015 Demian Maia LOSS
UFC 189 11 July 2015 Brandon Thatch WIN

There are no records of his earnings from the fights that he's been on.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Gunnar has also competed in various other competitions and also has won several titles such as:

  • Silver Medal in the Munidals (2009)
  • Gold Medal in the Pan American Championship(2009)

Gunnar came out in the Fourth place in the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship(2009).

TO conclude, the fighter has had a successful career as a professional, we hope his victory continues.