Icelandic MMA and UFC legend Gunnar Nelson fought against Zak Cummings in the UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin, Ireland recently. Gunni won the fight with a rear naked choke.
Gunnar's fight against Zak Cummings was the co-main event and the crowd in the O2 Arena in Dublin was phenomenal! The reception that Gunnar got was something else and Gunnar said after the fight that it was the greatest crowd he had ever fought for. The fighters spent the 1st rd. feeling each other out on the feet with neither of them landing any significant strikes. In the 2nd rd. Gunnar stepped up the pace landing some good straight rights before taking Zak down after Zak grabbed Gunni's right foot after Gunni landed a good kick to his body. Gunni then pulled Zak to the ground, quickly took his back and put in the body triangle. He then soften Zak up with some powerful strikes, both the the body and head, and sunk in the RNC submitting Zak 4:48 min. into the 1st round. Great win and Gunnar stays undefeated in his MMA career after 14 fights and goes to 4-0 in the UFC.
The following video is a tribute to Ireland's finest moments in MMA history, where Gunnar Nelson can also be seen. Gunni is kind of an adobted son to Ireland where he often trains and has a huge fan base.
MMA Viking wrote about the support Gunnar Nelson received in Ireland:
The decibel levels at the 02 Arena in Dublin mirrored a rock concerts at one of the most ruckus crowds for any UFC fight event. While Irishmen Conor McGregor and Cathal Pendred may have gotten the loudest roars, Gunnar Nelson proved again to be a local favorite garnering cheers from top to bottom. As a training partner of the headliner and long history with Straight Blast Gym Ireland, the Icelandic crowd stood behind the viking Gunni. Hear the roar of the crowd as captured by MMAViking.com.
Walkout to Hjálmar song Leiðin Okkar Allra.
The in Octagon introduction for Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson.
Nelson announced as winner by rear-naked choke.