Renzo Gracie black belt and undefeated MMA prodigy Gunnar Nelson has officially signed with the UFC and will be begin competing there later this year.
Nelson, who is managed by his father Heraldur Dean Nelson and Ali Abdel-Aziz of Dominance MMA, has signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC after amassing an impressive 9-0-1 record in his career.
Fighting out of Iceland, Nelson earned his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under famed trainer Renzo Gracie and has taken home medals multiple times in grappling competitions like the Pan-American championships.
Nelson also holds a black belt in karate as well to add to his striking resume.
While Nelson trains both out of his home country in Iceland and at Gracie’s academy in New York City, the grappling wiz kid has yet to compete in the United States for his fight career.
He has however looked extremely impressive against the competitors he’s faced in Europe where he’s competed in England and Ireland primarily.
With a fan base in those areas it seems a natural that Nelson will likely debut at the UFC on Fuel TV 5 show currently dubbed UFC: Nottingham taking place in Sept in England.
Nelson will look to keep his record unblemished when he makes his Octagon debut later this year and MMAWeekly.com will have more information on his opponent when the information becomes available.