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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 World No-Gi 2nd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF Sao Paulo Pro 2nd Place (2016)
  • IBJJF Rio International Open 2nd Place (2015)
  • IBJJF Pans Championship 3rd Place (2018)
  • 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

75 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    26 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    41 (55%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

41 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
29
12
#86e620
Submission
24
10
#5AD3D1
Armbar
15
6
#d1212a
Choke from back
7
3
#fad11b
Triangle armbar
5
2
#f58822
Bread cutter
5
2
#224aba
RNC
2
1
#ff9124
Arm in Ezekiel
2
1
#bf1f6c
Kneebar
2
1
#22c9a5
Choke
2
1
#fad223
Triangulo
2
1
#03861f
Katagatame
2
1
41
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
24 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (58%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (13%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
67
2
#86e620
Triangle
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Gilson Nunes Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3445Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraLPointsAmazon Meeting70KGN/A2011
3456Mario ReisMario ReisLChoke from backCBJJE Brasileiro70KGF2011
5187Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalLPts: 2x2, AdvTerra do Sol70KGSF2013
5190Talison SoaresLPointsPans CBLP70KGF2013
6140Italo LinsItalo LinsLReferee DecisionBrasileiro CBLP70KGF2014
7066Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPointsWorld Pro65KGSF2015
7689Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLAdvRio Winter Open70KGF2015
9544Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x0World Pro69KG4F2016
10116Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLChoke from backSP BJJ Pro70KGF2016
11094Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
12081Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x4Pan American70KG4F2017
13036Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2017
14595Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
14954Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 4x4, AdvAtlanta W. Open76KGF2018
15291Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KGSF2018
15904Alex HuddlestonLPointsDenver OpenABSR12018
16215Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLTriangleDallas Spring Open76KGF2018
16373Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR22018
18434Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds67KGF2018
20161Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLPts: 4x2Dallas Spring Open76KGF2019
20272Paulo MartinsLPointsDenver Open76KGSF2019
20376Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGR12019
22832Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliLPts: 2x0Atlanta WO76KG4F2020
23117Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielLPts: 5x0Kansas Open76KGSF2020
3444Abel JuniorWPointsAmazon Meeting70KGN/A2011
4307Hamilton CaminhaWTriangle armbarBest Fighters VII70KGSPF2012
4641Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsWorld Pro Trials65KGF2013
4643Alex ScottWPointsWorld Pro64KG4F2013
5185Ricardo DecioWPointsTerra do Sol70KGR12013
5186C. FariasWPointsTerra do Sol70KG4F2013
5188Alison PimentelWTrianglePans CBLP70KG4F2013
5189Joao RamosWTrianglePans CBLP70KGSF2013
6138Glauke EugenioWDQBrasileiro CBLP70KG4F2014
6139Willian CoutoWArmbarBrasileiro CBLP70KGSF2014
6336German SalasWArmbarADCC Gi Nat.70KGF2014
6337Michael S.WSubmissionADCC Nationals70KGSF2014
6338German SalasWArmbarADCC Nationals70KGF2014
7060UnknownWPointsWorld Pro65KGR12015
7063Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KG4F2015
7684UnknownWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KG8F2015
7685UnknownWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KG4F2015
7687Onofre LimaWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KGSF2015
8821UnknownWSubmissionManaus Open70KG4F2015
8822Richard DuarteWSubmissionManaus Open70KGSF2015
8823Robson FeitozaWSubmissionManaus Open70KGF2015
10112Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosWPointsSP BJJ Pro70KG4F2016
10114David LemesDavid LemesWPointsSP BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11319Vitor RiciottiWN/AMiami Fall Open76KGSF2016
11320John LawrenceWTriangleMiami Fall Open76KGF2016
11323Jhonderson SantosWPointsCBLP Mundial70KGF2016
11631Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWChoke from backAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2017
11632Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsAtlanta W. Open76KGF2017
11908James NivalWBread cutterMexico City Open70KGSF2017
11912Julio ReyesWRNCMexico NG Open73KGF2017
12075Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 5x2Pan American70KG8F2017
12816M. SchellenschlagerWArm in EzekielAtlanta Spring O.76KG4F2017
12817Frederico AugustoWKneebarAtlanta Spring O.76KGSF2017
12819Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Atlanta Spring O.76KGF2017
12871Felipe HugoWChokeMiami Spring Open76KG4F2017
12873Vitor RiciottiWChoke from backMiami Spring Open76KGSF2017
12875Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 0x0, AdvMiami Spring Open76KGF2017
13019Sergio GonzalezWChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGR12017
13027Nicollas WelkerWPts: 10x8World Champ.70KG8F2017
13347Julio ReyesWTrianguloNY Summer Open76KG4F2017
13348Frederico SilvaWPts: 12x2NY Summer Open76KGSF2017
13349Paulo FerreiraWPts: 11x4NY Summer Open76KGF2017
14584Juan GalarzaWTriangle armbarNoGi Worlds73KGR12017
14592Vagner RochaVagner RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
14950Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 2x0Atlanta W. Open76KG4F2018
14952Frederico AugustoWKatagatameAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2018
15280Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KG8F2018
15287Jonathan Van BurenWTrianglePan American70KG4F2018
15606Cy LandryWArmbarF2W Pro 6770KGSPF2018
15790Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWTriangleAtlanta Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15791Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 13x2Atlanta Sp. Open76KGF2018
15894Marcelo SilvaWTriangleDenver Open76KGSF2018
15895Marcus WilsonWAdvDenver Open76KGF2018
16219Khristopher GonzalezWTriangleDallas NGSP Open73KGSF2018
16220Jeremiah VanceWTriangleDallas NGSP Open73KGF2018
16294Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsMiami Spring Open76KGSF2018
16296Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWN/AMiami Spring Open76KGF2018
16367Hiroaki OtsukaWPts: 4x2World Champ.70KGR12018
16762Mauricio FernandesWN/ANashville Open76KGSF2018
16764Fred AlvesWN/ANashville Open76KGF2018
17530Casey GrayWTriangleF2W 87 Pro65KGSPF2018
18426Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KGR22018
18430Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2018
18433Ian SandersIan SandersWTriangleNoGi Worlds67KGSF2018
20160Leonardo DomingosWN/ADallas Spring Open76KGSF2019
20923Michael PatrickWSubmissionAustin SMO76KGSF2019
20924Tomer AlroyWTriangleAustin SMO76KGF2019
21011Rene ArangoWBread cutterSeattle Open76KGRR2019
21013Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWPts: 4x2Seattle Open76KGRR2019
21275Dylan WhiteWSubmissionDallas SMO76KGSF2019
21277Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWTriangleDallas SMO76KGF2019
21650Ramsey GreenWArmbarPhoenix Open76KGF2019
22172Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWArmbarKansas OpenABSSF2019
22173Gialyson AdaoWPointsKansas OpenABSF2019
23115Josh LittletonWSubmissionKansas Open76KG4F2020

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