Gunnar Nelson opened the path to the finish with some nasty ground and pound. After some vicious elbow strikes sliced Alex Oliveira’s wide open and blood began to gush out, ‘Gunni’ was able to sink in a rear-naked choke and secure yet another submission win, at UFC 231. On Twitter, pro fighters enjoyed the fight.
Terrible call for the ref to stop the action as gunni was re attempting a td just to give a warning? #ufc231
— Jeremy Kennedy (@JeremyKennedyWC) December 9, 2018
What a good first round by the both of them. Cowboy came back at the end with some good ground and pound!
— Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) December 9, 2018
Gunni Nelson is BACK!! Wicked elbows from mount after a back and forth scrap over a SUPER tough Oliveira! #UFC231
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) December 9, 2018
3 for 3! Great comeback from round 1 for gunni , great control in mount and sliced him wit that elbow made him give the back
— Brian Kelleher (@brianboom135) December 9, 2018