After suffering a recent defeat to veteran submission ace Demian Maia, Gunnar Nelson was looking to bounce back against the surging Albert Tumenov on the main card of today’s (May 8, 2016) UFC Fight Night 87 from Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Coming out looking sharp and elusive, Nelson began to pick apart Tumenov, who has looked like a destroyer as of late, on the feet. Later on in the first round, “Gunni” landed a perfectly timed takedown and controlled much of the action.
The Icelandic native would nail another beautifully performed takedown in the second frame before locking in a nasty rear naked choke to end the fight.
Check out the full fight video highlights courtesy of FOX Sports below: