- Birth Name Gunnar Lúðvík Nelson
- Birth Place Akureyri
- Famous Name Gunnar Nelson
- Father Haraldur Dean Nelson
- Mother Guðrún Hulda Gunnarsdóttir Nelson
- Net Worth $1 Million
- Salary $257,850
- Nationality Icelandic
- Ethnicity White
- Profession MMA Fighter
- Currently Married N/A
- Affair with Fransiska Bjork
- Girlfriend Fransiska Bjork
Gunnar Luovik Nelson a.k.a. Gunnar Nelson is a professional MMA fighter hailed from Iceland. Currently, the thirty-years-old hunk competes in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of September 2018, he is ranked #14 contender in the official UFC welterweight ranking. A professional since 2007, he has also competed for BAMMA and Cage Rage Contenders.
As of 2018, Nelson has an estimated net worth over $1 million. As per his personal life, he is currently involved in a romantic relationship with his girlfriend.
Gunnar Nelson Early Life
Gunnar Nelson was born on 28th July 1988, in Akureyri, Iceland. His star sign is Leo. He is Icelandic by nationality and is of Anglo-American and Icelandic descent.
Nelson was raised in the Reykjavik alongside his sister Maria Dogg Nelson by their parents: Guorun Hulda Gunnarsdottir Nelson and Haraldur Dean Nelson. During his childhood, he took his interests in football and ice hockey but at age of 13, he started training for Goju-Ryu-Karate. He managed to win the Icelandic Juvenile Kumite Championship title in 2003, 2004, and 2005. Also, he has a black belt in BJJ.
Gunnar Nelson Professional Life
On 5th May 2007, Nelson made his pro-MMA debut in a fight against John Olesen at Adrenaline Sports tournament. The bout ended in round three resulting draw. Before signing to UFC, he had 9 more fights, recording all wins.
In July 2012, Nelson signed a multi-fight deal with UFC, becoming the first fighter from Iceland to fight for the company. On 29th September 2012, he made his UFC debut at UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic where he defeated DaMarques Johnson. Similarly, he went on to win three consecutive bouts against Jorge Santiago, Omari Akhmedov, and Zak Cummings.
On 4th October 2014, he faced loss against Rick Story at UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story. He next faced Brandon Thatch at UFC 189 and successfully defeated Thatch via rear-naked choke submission.
At UFC 194, he was defeated by Demian Maia.
Rebounding from loss, he made his come back at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski. where he faced Albert Tumenov. He won the fight via neck crank. On 16th March 2017, he won the performance of the night at UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson after defeating Alan Jouban.
On 16th July 2017, he loses against Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio.
Gunnar Nelson Personal Life
Gunnar Nelson is neither single nor married. The UFC fighter is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend Fransiska Bjork. Analyzing their Instagram post, the duo seems to be dating since 2017. What's more, the lovebird often shares their adorable pictures via their socials.
Beside this, there is no information about his past affairs, wife or girlfriend.
Gunnar Nelson Net Worth
Nelson's total career disclosed earning is reported to be $1,556,000. As of 2018, his net worth is estimated at over $1 million. With a tremendous net worth, he is living a lavish lifestyle.