Gunnar Nelson Fucking destroys Jouban at UFC London.

Finally a performance from Gunnar Nelson that does justice to his talents at UFC London. He needed a stand out performance like this on as co-Main event. Gunni threw out a Straight right hand at the beginning of the second round that rocked Jouban to the core and his feet started doing the chicken dance. For that moment on it was light out for the American mixed martial artist. Nelson pounced on him like a tiger and went straight for the guillotine and within 5 seconds the submission was complete. It was scary how quick the ending came but it was a finish that should garner some real attention for the Icelandic MMA star who fights out of John Kavanagh’s SBG gym.

The roars of the crowd were huge as Nelson was being Interviewed in the Octagon and the Viking chants could be heard throughout the first round. That Gunni has a big following in the UK is a big plus for him especially when Dana White gets around to matchmaking him for his next fight. It will be interesting to see if Nelson will break into the top 5 of the welterweight division after this fight although it has to be remembered while Jouban was hyped he wasn’t ranked in the divisions top 10 before tonight.

Pictures from inside tonight’s Octagon

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I could see Gunnar Nelson Co-main event the right Pay Per View card at this moment in time. Before tonight he was like fighters Fighter. He is hugely respected by his peers and commentators in the know in the UFC. He demonstrated, at last, that killer instinct in the Octagon tonight that puts bums on seats. I fancy Cowboy Cerrone has licked his wounds for long enough and will want to be getting back in the ring before long and this could be the match up that fans would sit up and take notice of. I would heavily fancy Gunnar Nelson in this fight and that could be his stepping stone to a shot at the welterweight title.

I have written previously about the Icelandic Martial artists impressive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu grounding but tonight i was delighted to see him reveal some stand up striking ability and that huge Right hand was the shot that set up the impressive finish tonight. Asked in the ring had he prepared much specifically for Jouban he said that he was more concentrated on preparing himself and ensuring his Gameplan was executed in the correct manner. Tonight he executed the plan to perfection. Bravo Gunnar

Fight Stats from UFC

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