Gunnar Nelson vs Thiago Alves – 29/09/2019 Preview

Gunnar Nelson vs Thiago Alves is one more great fight of Ultimate Fighting Championship. It is the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 160. It’s the welterweight bout which will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Both welterweights will have a serious confrontation. Review our thoughts on this bout here below.

On 28th of September UFC will mark the first visit to Copenhagen and Denmark. In the co-main event of the evening, at Royal Arena Gunnar ‘Gunni’ Nelson (17-4-1) will face Thiago ‘Pitbull’ Alves (28-13). Both fighters are tough, never backing down men, real warriors. It should be a very interesting fight.

 

Gunnar ‘Gunni’ Nelson

Gunnar Nelson is coming off a decision (split) loss to Leon Edwards back in March. It was a really great fight, where Nelson showed the world how tough and fearless he is. He won three of his last five fights and he is looking good in the fights which he looses so it is the matter of time when Gunnar Nelson will be back at the winning column. Nelson’s background is amazing – he is fighting since at the age 13, he has Gojuryu Karate background, also BJJ black belt. Icelandic works quick combinations and kicks very effectively. Moreover, Nelson is an amazing grappler, very strong and powerful in the clinch.

 

Thiago ‘Pitbull’ Alves

Thiago Alves is coming off a unanimous decision loss against Laureano Staropoli, in Rio de Janeiro back in May. It was after his win against Max Griffin in his hometown Fortaleza, Brazil back in February. Alves lost three of his last five fights and he definitely will try to win this fight in Nelson to snap these losses in his record. Thiago Alves’s nickname says a lot about him. ‘Pitbull’ is a tough and fearless fighter. Former lightweight now feels great at 170 pounds and fights a lot better in that weight division. Alves is a good striker, likes to throw many kicks in the fight.

 

Gunnar Nelson vs Thiago Alves H2H

These fighters never met each other in the octagon.

 

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