Following a quality win over Alan Jouban in this past Saturday's UFC Fight Night 107 co-headliner, what's next for Gunnar Nelson?
In a UFC Fight Pass-streamed bout at The O2 in London, Nelson (16-2-1 MMA, 7-2 UFC) tapped our trendy underdog pick Jouban (15-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) via second-round submission - one that earned him a $50,000 "Performance of the Night" bonus. The UFC don't seem to keen to complete the trilogy immediately after the chess-match sequel received backlash for the lack of action, so Thompson will have to look down the rankings for his next test.
"Gunni" rocked Jouban with a straight right hand and finished him with a guillotine choke. There was no need to give him a few more punches to the face.
Nelson is considered one of the most risky welterweights in the division, but said there was no need to go for the destructive route against Jouban.
"It was just the most obvious opening for me", Nelson stated during the post-fight press conference (via MMAjunkie)". "He's a pretty guy, as well". He's a model. There was no need.
With this win, Nelson reminded the world why he's considered one of the best welterweights on earth, and reaffirmed that he is indeed deserving of a spot in the division's top-10.
"Now I will go home and spend time with my family and be with my son".