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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 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

61 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    23 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    32 (52%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

32 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
28
9
#86e620
Submission
22
7
#5AD3D1
Armbar
13
4
#d1212a
Choke from back
9
3
#fad11b
Triangle armbar
6
2
#f58822
Bread cutter
3
1
#224aba
RNC
3
1
#ff9124
Arm in ezekiel
3
1
#bf1f6c
Kneebar
3
1
#22c9a5
Choke
3
1
#fad223
Triangulo
3
1
#03861f
Katagatame
3
1
32
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
18 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (22%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (17%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (11%)
  • 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
3415Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraLPointsAmazon Meeting70KGN/A2011
3426Mario ReisMario ReisLChoke from backCBJJE Brasileiro70KGF2011
5152Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalLPts: 2x2, AdvTerra do Sol70KGSF2013
5155Talison SoaresLPointsPans CBLP70KGF2013
6086Italo LinsItalo LinsLReferee DecisionBrasileiro CBLP70KGF2014
7000Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPointsWorld Pro65KGSF2015
7619Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLAdvRio Winter Open70KGF2015
9458Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x0World Pro69KG4F2016
10028Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLChoke from backSP BJJ Pro70KGF2016
10986Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11933Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x4Pan American70KG4F2017
12861Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2017
14373Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
14678Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 4x4, AdvAtlanta W. Open76KGF2018
14997Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KGSF2018
15539Alex HuddlestonLPointsDenver OpenABSR12018
15837Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLTriangleDallas Spring Open76KGF2018
15993Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR22018
3414Abel JuniorWPointsAmazon Meeting70KGN/A2011
4277Hamilton CaminhaWTriangle armbarBest Fighters VII70KGSPF2012
4606Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsWorld Pro Trials65KGF2013
4608Alex ScottWPointsWorld Pro64KG4F2013
5150Ricardo DecioWPointsTerra do Sol70KGR12013
5151C. FariasWPointsTerra do Sol70KG4F2013
5153Alison PimentelWTrianglePans CBLP70KG4F2013
5154Joao RamosWTrianglePans CBLP70KGSF2013
6084Glauke EugenioWDQBrasileiro CBLP70KG4F2014
6085Willian CoutoWArmbarBrasileiro CBLP70KGSF2014
6274German SalasWArmbarADCC Gi Nat.70KGF2014
6275Michael S.WSubmissionADCC Nationals70KGSF2014
6276German SalasWArmbarADCC Nationals70KGF2014
6994UnknownWPointsWorld Pro65KGR12015
6997Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KG4F2015
7614UnknownWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KG8F2015
7615UnknownWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KG4F2015
7617Onofre LimaWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KGSF2015
8740UnknownWSubmissionManaus Open70KG4F2015
8741Richard DuarteWSubmissionManaus Open70KGSF2015
8742Robson FeitozaWSubmissionManaus Open70KGF2015
10024Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosWPointsSP BJJ Pro70KG4F2016
10026David LemesDavid LemesWPointsSP BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11209Vitor RiciottiWN/AMiami Fall Open76KGSF2016
11210John LawrenceWTriangleMiami Fall Open76KGF2016
11211Jhonderson SantosWPointsCBLP Mundial70KGF2016
11497Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWChoke from backAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2017
11498Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsAtlanta W. Open76KGF2017
11761James NivalWBread cutterMexico City Open70KGSF2017
11765Julio ReyesWRNCMexico NG Open73KGF2017
11927Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 5x2Pan American70KG8F2017
12652M. SchellenschlagerWArm in ezekielAtlanta Spring O.76KG4F2017
12653Frederico AugustoWKneebarAtlanta Spring O.76KGSF2017
12655Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Atlanta Spring O.76KGF2017
12702Felipe HugoWChokeMiami Spring Open76KG4F2017
12704Vitor RiciottiWChoke from backMiami Spring Open76KGSF2017
12706Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 0x0, AdvMiami Spring Open76KGF2017
12844Sergio GonzalezWChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGR12017
12852Nicollas WelkerWPts: 10x8World Champ.70KG8F2017
13168Julio ReyesWTrianguloNY Summer Open76KG4F2017
13169Frederico SilvaWPts: 12x2NY Summer Open76KGSF2017
13170Paulo FerreiraWPts: 11x4NY Summer Open76KGF2017
14363Juan GalarzaWTriangle armbarNoGi Worlds73KGR12017
14370Vagner RochaVagner RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
14674Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 2x0Atlanta W. Open76KG4F2018
14676Frederico AugustoWKatagatameAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2018
14986Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KG8F2018
14993Jonathan Van BurenWTrianglePan American70KG4F2018
15259Cy LandryWArmbarF2W Pro 6770KGSPF2018
15439Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWTriangleAtlanta Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15440Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 13x2Atlanta Sp. Open76KGF2018
15529Marcelo SilvaWTriangleDenver Open76KGSF2018
15530Marcus WilsonWAdvDenver Open76KGF2018
15841Khristopher GonzalezWTriangleDallas NGSP Open73KGSF2018
15842Jeremiah VanceWTriangleDallas NGSP Open73KGF2018
15916Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsMiami Spring Open76KGSF2018
15918Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWN/AMiami Spring Open76KGF2018
15987Hiroaki OtsukaWPts: 4x0World Champ.70KGR12018
16355Mauricio FernandesWN/ANashville Open76KGSF2018
16357Fred AlvesWN/ANashville Open76KGF2018
17051Casey GrayWTriangleF2W 87 Pro65KGSPF2018

Gilson Nunes vs Osvaldo Moizinho

Gilson Nunes vs James Nival

 

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