Gunnar Nelson vs Omari Akhmedov Becomes Latest Addition to UFC European Tour in London

Gunnar Nelson

Gunnar Nelson

  • 11-0-1 MMA / 2-0 UFC Record
  • 11 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Danny Mitchell, Jorge Santiago, DaMarques Johnson

Omari Akhmedov

Omari Akhmedov 

  • 12-1 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 11 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Fabricio Nascimento, Thiago Perpetuo

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UFC European Tour

March 8th, 2014

London, England

O2 Arena

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Gunnar Nelson got the biggest win of his young mixed martial arts career with a unanimous decision victory over Jorge Santiago at UFC on Fuel TV 7. He’s now won eleven straight fights, including a first round submission victory over DaMarques Johnson in his UFC debut.

Omari Akhmedov became the latest to prove that Dagestan, Russia is a hot bed for up-and-coming mixed martial artists with a first round knockout win over Thiago Perpetuo in his UFC debut. He’s won eleven straight fights, ten of which have come by stoppages (6 KO/TKO, 4 submission).

Gunnar Nelson Out; Mike Pyle vs Rick Story Booked for UFC 160

Mike Pyle

Mike Pyle

  • 24-8-1 MMA / 7-3 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: John Hathaway, Ricardo Almeida, Josh Neer

Rick Story

 

Rick Story

  • 15-6 MMA / 8-4 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Johny Hendricks, Thiago Alves, Quinn Mulhern

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UFC 160

May 25th, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

MGM Grand Garden Arena

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Mike Pyle has won six out of his last seven fights in the UFC, which includes a current three-fight win streak. His last three victories have all come by way of knockout, including wins over Ricardo Funch, Josh Neer, and James Head. Pyle’s only defeat since January of 2010, was a first round knockout loss to Rory MacDonald at UFC 133.

Rick Story liked saved his spot on the UFC roster with a first round TKO victory over Quinn Mulhern at UFC 158. He previously lost three out of his last four bouts, including decision losses to Charlie Brenneman and Martin Kampmann and a submission loss to Demian Maia.

Gunnar Nelson vs Mike Pyle Targeted for UFC 160

Gunnar Nelson

 

Gunnar Nelson

  • 11-0-1 MMA / 2-0 UFC Record
  • 11 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Danny Mitchell, Jorge Santiago, DaMarques Johnson

Mike Pyle

 

Mike Pyle

  • 24-8-1 MMA / 7-3 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: John Hathaway, Ricardo Almeida, Josh Neer

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UFC 160

May 25th, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

MGM Grand Garden Arena

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Gunnar Nelson got the biggest win of his young mixed martial arts career with a unanimous decision victory over Jorge Santiago at UFC on Fuel TV 7. He’s now won eleven straight fights, including a first round submission victory over DaMarques Johnson in his UFC debut.

Mike Pyle has won six out of his last seven fights in the UFC, which includes a current three-fight win streak. His last three victories have all come by way of knockout, including wins over Ricardo Funch, Josh Neer, and James Head. Pyle’s only defeat since January of 2010, was a first round knockout loss to Rory MacDonald at UFC 133.

UFC on Fuel TV 7 Quick Results

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Main Card: 

  • Renan Barao def. Michael McDonald via Arm-Triangle Choke – Round 4, 3:57
  • Cub Swanson def. Dustin Poirier via Unanimous Decision
  • Jimi Manuwa def. Cyrille Diabate via TKO (Injury) – Round 1, 5:00
  • Gunnar Nelson def. Jorge Santiago via Unanimous Decision
  • James Te Huna def. Ryan Jimmo via Unanimous Decision
  • Matt Riddle def. Che Mills via Split Decision

Preliminary Card:

  • Renee Forte def. Terry Etim via Unaimous Decision
  • Danny Castillo def. Paul Sass via Unanimous Decision
  • Andy Ogle def. Josh Grispi via Unanimous Decision
  • Tom Watson def. Stanislav Nedkov via TKO (Strikes) – Round 2, 4:42
  • Vaughan Lee def. Motonobu Tezuka via Unanimous Decision
  • Phil Harris def. Ulysses Gomez via Unanimous Decision

Justin Edwards Out; Gunnar Nelson vs Jorge Santiago Booked for UFC on Fuel TV 7

Gunnar Nelson

Gunnar Nelson

  • 10-0-1 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 10 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Danny Mitchell, Eugene Fadiora, DaMarques Johnson

Jorge Santiago

  • 25-10 MMA / 2-0 Strikeforce Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Kazuo Misaki (x2), Mamed Khalidov, Siyar Bahadurzada

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UFC on Fuel TV 7

February 16th, 2013

London, England

Wembley Arena

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Long-awaited Icelandic prospect, Gunnar Nelson was spectacular in his UFC debut, submitting DaMarques Johnson in the first round at UFC on Fuel TV 5. It was his tenth consecutive victory and maintained his undefeated record that dates back to 2007. Other notable wins in this streak include submission victories over Danny Mitchell and Eugene Fadiora.

Former Sengoku middleweight champ, Jorge Santiago returns to UFC as a Strikeforce transfer. He’s won his last two fights with first round stoppages over Leonardo Pecanha and Justin Guthrie for the Titan Fighting Championships, based out of Kansas City. Santiago hopes the third time is the charm, after amassing an abysmal 1-4 record in the UFC in two different stints.

Gunnar Nelson vs Justin Edwards Headed to UFC on Fuel TV 7

Gunnar Nelson

 

Gunnar Nelson

  • 10-0-1 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 10 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Danny Mitchell, Eugene Fadiora, DaMarques Johnson

Justin Edwards

 

Justin Edwards

  • 8-2 MMA / 2-2 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Daniel Stittgen, Jorge Lopez, Josh Neer

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UFC on Fuel TV 7

February 16th, 2013

London, England

Wembley Arena

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Long-awaited Icelandic prospect, Gunnar Nelson was spectacular in his UFC debut, submitting DaMarques Johnson in the first round at UFC on Fuel TV 5. It was his tenth consecutive victory and maintained his undefeated record that dates back to 2007. Other notable wins in this streak include submission victories over Danny Mitchell and Eugene Fadiora.

Last time in the cage, Justin Edwards put together his most impressive performance to date, needing just 45-seconds to submit Josh Neer with a guillotine choke. It was his second win in the UFC, also defeating Jorge Lopez via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 25. Edwards has also lost decisions against Clay Harvison and John Maguire during his tenure in the UFC.

UFC on Fuel TV 5 Quick Results

Main Card:

  • Stefan Struve def. Stipe Miocic via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:50
  • Dan Hardy def. Amir Sadollah via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Brad Pickett def. Yves Jabouin via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:40
  • Matt Wiman def. Paul Sass via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 3:48
  • John Hathaway def. John Maguire via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Che Mills def. Duane Ludwig via TKO (verbal submission) – Round 1, 3:28

Preliminary Card:

  • Jimi Manuwa def. Kyle Kingsbury via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00
  • Akira Corassani def. Andy Ogle via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Brad Tavares def. Tom Watson via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Gunnar Nelson def. DaMarques Johnson via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:34
  • Robbie Peralta def. Jason Young via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:23