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Gilson Nunes

Gilson Nunes

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Gilson Nunes Neto, commonly known as “Nenem”, is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Ronaldo “Raspinha” Cruz and Paulo Ivano, being also one of the top featherweight athletes of his generation. Competing for teams such as Evolution and Checkmat, Nunes earned his reputation in the grappling circuit through wins over big names such as Joao Miyao, Osvaldo Moizinho, Isaque Paiva and Isaac Doederlein – to name a few.

Gilson Nunes Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Gilson Nunes de Oliveira Neto

Nickname: Gilson is often referenced as “Nenem” which stands for Baby in Brazilian jargon. The name started being used when Nunes began his jiu jitsu training at the age of 12. He was a child but always wanted to spar with the adults, who jokingly called him Nenem.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos GracieHelio GracieRolls GracieRomero Cavalcanti > Roberto Traven > Carlos David > Ronaldo Cruz > Gilson Nunes

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF Sao Paulo Pro Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Manaus International Open Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF Atlanta Winter International Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Miami Fall International Open Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Charlotte International Open Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Mexico City International Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Mexico City International No-Gi Open Champion (2017)
  • CBLP Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Sao Paulo Pro Championship Runner-up (2016)
  • IBJJF Rio International Open Championship Runner-up (2015)
  • IBJJF New York Pro Championship 3rd Place (2016)

Favorite Position/Technique: Armbar

Weight Division: Peso Pena (70,00 kg / 154.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Checkmat

Gilson Nunes Biography

Gilson Nunes was born on April 20, 1990 in Fortaleza – capital city of the north Brazilian state of Ceará.

As a 12 year old Gilson and his friends were drawn to the local martial arts club in the Bairro Parquelândia neighbourhood. There they met coach Paulo Ivano (also known as Maninho), who initiated the group in jiu jitsu.

Gilson participated in his first competition after one week of training, with his talent shining through instantly. Nunes won his division that weekend which boosted his interest in the sport and its tournament outlet.

While developing his BJJ skills Gilson also added mixed martial arts (MMA) sparring as well as boxing and muay Thai training, eyeing a career in cage fighting. He entered the ring on 4 occasions, but soon understood how hard it was to reconcile both MMA and training with the gi. He chose to end his MMA career with a 3-1-0 record to pursue his true love – jiu jitsu.

With coach Paulo Ivano giving more focus to the MMA component of grappling, Gilson started spending more time with Ronaldo Cruz – who taught jiu jitsu under the same team banner (Evolution JJ) as Ivano. Cruz’ classes were more gi orientated, and naturally Nunes shifted his training to coach Ronaldo “Raspinha”, particularly as a brown belt. When the time came to promote Gilson to black belt, both Ronaldo and Paulo tied the belt around Nunes’ waist (March 2010).

As a brown belt Gilson started earning a living through jiu jitsu. He would later move to the United States where he settled, opening an affiliate of Checkmat JJ in Gulf Breeze – Florida.

Gilson Nunes Grappling Record

39 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    16 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (51%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

20 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Submission
40
8
#86e620
Triangle
15
3
#5AD3D1
Armbar
15
3
#d1212a
Choke from back
5
1
#fad11b
Bread cutter
5
1
#f58822
Arm in ezekiel
5
1
#224aba
Kneebar
5
1
#ff9124
Choke
5
1
#bf1f6c
Triangle armbar
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
11 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (18%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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Choke from back
100
2
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Gilson Nunes Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3370Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraLPointsAmazon Meeting70KGN/A2011
3381Mario ReisMario ReisLChoke from backCBJJE Brasileiro70KGF2011
5059Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalLPts: 2x2, AdvTerra do Sol70KGSF2013
5062Talison SoaresLPointsPans CBLP70KGF2013
5969Italo LinsItalo LinsLReferee DecisionBrasileiro CBLP70KGF2014
6843Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPointsWorld Pro65KGSF2015
7443Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLAdvRio Winter Open70KGF2015
9223Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x0World Pro69KG1/4F2016
9788Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLChoke from backSP BJJ Pro70KGF2016
10710Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11580Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x4Pan American70KG1/4F2017
3369Abel JuniorWPointsAmazon Meeting70KGN/A2011
4220Hamilton CaminhaWTriangle armbarBest Fighters VII70KGSPF2012
4520Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsWorld Pro Trials65KGF2013
4522Alex ScottWPointsWorld Pro64KG1/4F2013
5057Ricardo DecioWPointsTerra do Sol70KGR12013
5058C. FariasWPointsTerra do Sol70KG1/4F2013
5060Alison PimentelWTrianglePans CBLP70KG1/4F2013
5061Joao RamosWTrianglePans CBLP70KGSF2013
5967Glauke EugenioWDQBrasileiro CBLP70KG1/4F2014
5968Willian CoutoWArmbarBrasileiro CBLP70KGSF2014
6148German SalasWArmbarADCC Gi Nat.70KGF2014
6149Michael S.WSubmissionADCC Nationals70KGSF2014
6150German SalasWArmbarADCC Nationals70KGF2014
6837UnknownWPointsWorld Pro65KGR12015
6840Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KG1/4F2015
7438UnknownWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KG1/8F2015
7439UnknownWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KG1/4F2015
7441Onofre LimaWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KGSF2015
8529UnknownWSubmissionManaus Open70KG1/4F2015
8530Richard DuarteWSubmissionManaus Open70KGSF2015
8531Robson FeitozaWSubmissionManaus Open70KGF2015
9784Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosWPointsSP BJJ Pro70KG1/4F2016
9786David LemesDavid LemesWPointsSP BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
10914Vitor RiciottiWN/AMiami Fall Open76KGSF2016
10915John LawrenceWTriangleMiami Fall Open76KGF2016
10916Jhonderson SantosWPointsCBLP Mundial70KGF2016
11169Thiago MacedoWChoke from backAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2017
11170Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsAtlanta W. Open76KGF2017
11408Franciscso MatosWSubmissionMexico City Open70KGF2017
11409James NivalWBread cutterMexico City Open70KGSF2017
11413Alberto GoveaWN/AMexico NG Open73KGSF2017
11414Julio ReyesWN/AMexico NG Open73KGF2017
11574Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 5x2Pan American70KG1/8F2017
12276M. SchellenschlagerWArm in ezekielAtlanta Sp. Open76KG1/4F2017
12277Frederico AugustoWKneebarAtlanta Sp. Open76KGSF2017
12279Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Atlanta Sp. Open76KGF2017
12324Felipe HugoWChokeMiami Spring Open76KG1/4F2017
12326Vitor RiciottiWN/AMiami Spring Open76KGSF2017
12328Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 0x0, AdvMiami Spring Open76KGF2017

Gilson Nunes vs Osvaldo Moizinho

Gilson Nunes vs James Nival

 

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