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UFC Fight Night 87 results recap: Gunnar Nelson vs Albert Tumenov fight review and analysis

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Yesterday (Sun., May 8, 2016), Gunnar Nelson and Albert Tumenov battled at UFC Fight Night 87 inside Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands. In an excellent win, Nelson submitted his opponent. Find out how below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight finishers Albert Tumenov and Gunnar Nelson went to war yesterday (May 8, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 87 inside Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Tumenov has already proven himself one of the division’s finest strikers. In his bout with Nelson, however, Tumenov needed to prove that he could utilize his kickboxing against a top-tier grappler.

On the other hand, a pair of tough losses cost Nelson his spot in the Top 15 after starting his UFC career very quickly. Against Tumenov, Nelson had an opportunity to remind fight fans of his potential and reclaim that position.

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Nelson started very quickly, scoring with a trio of left hooks that landed clean. After the opening minute, Tumenov began to find his range as well and attacked with some hard combinations.

With both men landing, Nelson switched things up with a clinch takedown and moved into mount. From that position, he began dropping some brutal elbows on the Russian, slamming his skull into the canvas. Despite absorbing some hellacious blows, Tumenov managed to scramble back to his feet with 30 seconds remaining and score with some hard shots before the end of the round.

It was undoubtedly his opponent’s round though.

Tumenov went on the offensive to start the second round and successfully defended his opponent’s first takedown attempt. Just as Tumenov began putting things together and landing, Nelson scored with another clinch takedown into side control.

Before long, Nelson transitioned into the mount and then back control. From there, he ….View full article

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