Kyle Nelson (fighter)

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Kyle Nelson
BornKyle Nelson
(1991-04-20) April 20, 1991 (age 29)
Huntsville, Ontario, Canada[1]
Other namesThe Monster
ResidenceHuntsville, Ontario, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
DivisionFeatherweight (2012–present)
Lightweight (2011–2012, 2015–2018)
Reach74[1] in (188 cm)
Fighting out ofStoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
TeamHouse of Champions MMA
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total16
Wins13
By knockout5
By submission4
By decision4
Losses3
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision1
Amateur record
Total3
Wins2
By knockout1
By submission1
Losses1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Kyle Nelson (born April 20, 1991) is a Canadian mixed martial artist who is currently competing in the UFC Featherweight division and had previously won the Elite 1 MMA Featherweight Championship.[2][3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born and raised in Huntsville, Ontario Canada, Nelson began competing in mixed martial arts in 2011. He competed in smaller promotions earning an impressive record of 12–1. During this time he won the Elite 1 MMA Featherweight Championship, and also fought for the Lightweight Championship in TXC MMA. He signed with the UFC in 2018[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Nelson made his promotional debut on December 8th, 2018, on short notice against Carlos Diego Ferreira, replacing Jesse Ronson at UFC 231.[5] He lost the fight via TKO in the second round.[6]

Returning to Featherweight Nelson next faced Matt Sayles on May 4th, 2019, at UFC on ESPN+ 9.[7] He lost the fight via submission via arm-triangle choke 3:16 into round 3.[8]

Nelson fought next at UFC on ESPN+ 17 on September 21st, 2019 against Marco Polo Reyes.[9] He won the fight via TKO at 1:36 of round 1, earning him his first UFC victory.[10]

Nelson was scheduled to face Sean Woodson in a catchweight bout of 150 pounds on June 27, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker.[11][12] However, Nelson was pulled form the event due to visa issue and he was replaced by Julian Erosa.[13]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Elite1 Mixed Martial Arts
    • Featherweight Championship[14]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
16 matches 13 wins 3 losses
By knockout 5 1
By submission 4 1
By decision 4 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 13–3 Polo Reyes TKO (punches) UFC on ESPN+ 17 Sep 21, 2019 1 1:36 Mexico City, Mexico
Loss 12–3 Matt Sayles Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC on ESPN+ 9 May 4, 2019 3 3:16 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Return to Featherweight.
Loss 12–2 Carlos Diego Ferreira TKO (punches) UFC 231 December 8, 2018 2 1:23 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Lightweight bout.
Win 12–1 Morteza Rezaei TKO (punches) RXF MMA 32 November 19, 2018 1 4:57 Brasov, Romania Lightweight bout.
Win 11–1 Khama Worthy KO (punches) BTC 1: Genesis May 27, 2017 1 1:03 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Win 10–1 Gabriel Manuca Submission (rear naked choke) RXF 26: Brașov Fight Night 2 April 25, 2017 1 3:50 Brasov, Romania Lightweight bout.
Win 9–1 Jonathan Brookins Decision (split) Fight Night 2 October 28, 2016 3 5:00 Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Win 8–1 Zoltán Turi Submission (rear naked choke) RXF 23: Judgment Day June 6, 2016 1 1:23 Bucharest, Romania
Win 7–1 Justin Bourgeois TKO (Punches) Elite 1 MMA April 23, 2016 1 2:01 Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada Won vacant Elite1 MMA Featherweight Championship.
Loss 6–1 Adrian Hadribeaj Decision (unanimous) TXC Legends 6 September 12, 2015 5 5:00 Novi, Michigan, United States For the TXC Lightweight Championship.
Win 6–0 Ainsley Robinson Submission (guillotine choke) SCC 2 May 30, 2014 1 0:42 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Win 5–0 Alex Halkias Decision (unanimous) Provincial FC 2 March 8, 2014 3 5:00 London, Ontario, Canada
Win 4–0 Neelan Hordatt Decision (split) ECC 11: Redemption June 29, 2013 3 5:00 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Win 3–0 Maxime Dubois TKO (punches) UGC 32: Moment de Vérité May 10, 2013 2 1:36 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 2–0 Jo Petahtegoose Submission (armbar) Score Fighting Series 6 September 19, 2012 1 2:54 Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Win 1–0 Michael Dufort Decision (unanimous) Ringside MMA 13 March 17, 2012 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Lightweight bout.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kyle Nelson | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  2. ^ Tapology.com. "Kyle Nelson wins Elite 1 MMA featherweight Championship". Taplogy. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  3. ^ sportsnet.ca. "Kyle Nelson makes UFC debut". sportsnet. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  4. ^ torontosun.com. "Kyle Nelson makes short notice UFC debut". torontosun. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  5. ^ Chris Doucette (2018-12-05). "Kyle Nelson has a monster opportunity". Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  6. ^ "UFC 231: Diego Ferreira relies on experience to finish Kyle Nelson via round 2 TKO". FanSided. 2018-12-08. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  7. ^ DNA, MMA. "Kyle Nelson en Matt Sayles op zoek naar eerste overwinning in de UFC tijdens UFC Ottawa". Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  8. ^ Shillan, Keith (2019-05-04). "UFC Ottawa Results: Matt Sayles Gets Late Submission of Kyle Nelson". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  9. ^ DNA, MMA. "Marco Polo Reyes vecht voor eigen publiek tegen Kyle Nelson tijdens UFC Mexico City". Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  10. ^ mmamania.com. "Kyle Nelson gets first win in ufc". mmamania. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  11. ^ Anderson, Jay (2020-06-12). "UFC: Kyle Nelson vs. Sean Woodson Announced for June 27 Event". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  12. ^ "UFC revives Curtis Blaydes-Alexander Volkov, Dustin Poirier-Dan Hooker for June Fight Nights". ESPN. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  13. ^ DNA, MMA. "Julian Erosa pakt short notice partij tegen Sean Woodson aankomende zaterdag". Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  14. ^ DNA, MMA. "Kyle Nelson en Matt Sayles op zoek naar eerste overwinning in de UFC tijdens UFC Ottawa". Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  15. ^ Sherdog.com. "Kyle". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-10-20.

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