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Gunnar Nelson

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Birthday
28, 1988
Birthplace
Akureyri, Iceland
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
28, 1988 (age 31)
Birthplace
Akureyri, Iceland

About

MMA fighter from Iceland who who signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2012. He has been ranked #9 in the official UFC Welterweight rankings.

Before Fame

Playing soccer and ice hockey from his youth, he began training in karate at age 13, and quickly started winning championships.

Trivia

After earning his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Renzo Gracie, he began winning medals in international IBJJF competitions.

Family Life

His father, Haraldur Dean Nelson, has served as his manager. His mother's name is Guðrún. He has a younger sister named Maria.

Associated With

He defeated Jorge Santiago via unanimous decision on February 16, 2013.