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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

76 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    26 (34%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    42 (55%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

42 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
31
13
#86e620
Submission
24
10
#5AD3D1
Armbar
14
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
42
(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
3444Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraLPointsAmazon Meeting70KGN/A2011
3455Mario ReisMario ReisLChoke from backCBJJE Brasileiro70KGF2011
5194Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalLPts: 2x2, AdvTerra do Sol70KGSF2013
5197Talison SoaresLPointsPans CBLP70KGF2013
6156Italo LinsItalo LinsLReferee DecisionBrasileiro CBLP70KGF2014
7087Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPointsWorld Pro65KGSF2015
7710Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLAdvRio Winter Open70KGF2015
9569Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x0World Pro69KG4F2016
10142Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLChoke from backSP BJJ Pro70KGF2016
11121Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
12131Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x4Pan American70KG4F2017
13089Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2017
14667Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
15043Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 4x4, AdvAtlanta W. Open76KGF2018
15379Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KGSF2018
15992Alex HuddlestonLPointsDenver OpenABSR12018
16305Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLTriangleDallas SPO76KGF2018
16466Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR22018
18585Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds67KGF2018
20368Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLPts: 4x2Dallas SPO76KGF2019
20479Paulo MartinsLPointsDenver Open76KGSF2019
20591Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGR12019
23202Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliLPts: 2x0Atlanta WO76KG4F2020
23520Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielLPts: 5x0Kansas Open76KGSF2020
3443Abel JuniorWPointsAmazon Meeting70KGN/A2011
4305Hamilton CaminhaWTriangle armbarBest Fighters VII70KGSPF2012
4644Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsWorld Pro Trials65KGF2013
4646Alex ScottWPointsWorld Pro64KG4F2013
5192Ricardo DecioWPointsTerra do Sol70KGR12013
5193C. FariasWPointsTerra do Sol70KG4F2013
5195Alison PimentelWTrianglePans CBLP70KG4F2013
5196Joao RamosWTrianglePans CBLP70KGSF2013
6154Glauke EugenioWDQBrasileiro CBLP70KG4F2014
6155Willian CoutoWArmbarBrasileiro CBLP70KGSF2014
6356German SalasWArmbarADCC Gi Nat.70KGF2014
6357Michael S.WSubmissionADCC Nationals70KGSF2014
6358German SalasWArmbarADCC Nationals70KGF2014
7081UnknownWPointsWorld Pro65KGR12015
7084Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KG4F2015
7705UnknownWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KG8F2015
7706UnknownWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KG4F2015
7708Onofre LimaWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KGSF2015
8842UnknownWSubmissionManaus Open70KG4F2015
8843Richard DuarteWSubmissionManaus Open70KGSF2015
8844Robson FeitozaWSubmissionManaus Open70KGF2015
10138Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosWPointsSP BJJ Pro70KG4F2016
10140David LemesDavid LemesWPointsSP BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11350Vitor RiciottiWN/AMiami FO76KGSF2016
11351John LawrenceWTriangleMiami FO76KGF2016
11354Jhonderson SantosWPointsCBLP Mundial70KGF2016
11673Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWChoke from backAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2017
11674Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsAtlanta W. Open76KGF2017
11958James NivalWBread cutterMexico City Open70KGSF2017
11962Julio ReyesWRNCMexico NG Open73KGF2017
12125Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 5x2Pan American70KG8F2017
12866M. SchellenschlagerWArm in EzekielAtlanta Spring O.76KG4F2017
12867Frederico AugustoWKneebarAtlanta Spring O.76KGSF2017
12869Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Atlanta Spring O.76KGF2017
12921Felipe HugoWChokeMiami SPO76KG4F2017
12923Vitor RiciottiWChoke from backMiami SPO76KGSF2017
12925Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 0x0, AdvMiami SPO76KGF2017
13072Sergio GonzalezWChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGR12017
13080Nicollas WelkerWPts: 10x8World Champ.70KG8F2017
13401Julio ReyesWTrianguloNY Summer Open76KG4F2017
13402Frederico SilvaWPts: 12x2NY Summer Open76KGSF2017
13403Paulo FerreiraWPts: 11x4NY Summer Open76KGF2017
14656Juan GalarzaWTriangle armbarNoGi Worlds73KGR12017
14664Vagner RochaVagner RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
15039Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 2x0Atlanta W. Open76KG4F2018
15041Frederico AugustoWKatagatameAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2018
15368Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KG8F2018
15375Jonathan Van BurenWTrianglePan American70KG4F2018
15694Cy LandryWArmbarF2W 6770KGSPF2018
15878Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWTriangleAtlanta Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15879Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 13x2Atlanta Sp. Open76KGF2018
15982Marcelo SilvaWTriangleDenver Open76KGSF2018
15983Marcus WilsonWAdvDenver Open76KGF2018
16312Khristopher GonzalezWTriangleDallas SPO73KGSF2018
16313Jeremiah VanceWTriangleDallas SPO73KGF2018
16387Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsMiami SPO76KGSF2018
16389Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWN/AMiami SPO76KGF2018
16460Hiroaki OtsukaWPts: 4x2World Champ.70KGR12018
16863Mauricio FernandesWN/ANashville Open76KGSF2018
16865Fred AlvesWN/ANashville Open76KGF2018
17651Casey GrayWTriangleF2W 87 Pro65KGSPF2018
18577Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KGR22018
18581Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2018
18584Ian SandersIan SandersWTriangleNoGi Worlds67KGSF2018
20367Leo DomingosWN/ADallas SPO76KGSF2019
21151Michael PatrickWSubmissionAustin SMO76KGSF2019
21152Tomer AlroyWTriangleAustin SMO76KGF2019
21242Rene ArangoWBread cutterSeattle Open76KGRR2019
21244Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWPts: 4x2Seattle Open76KGRR2019
21521Dylan WhiteWSubmissionDallas SMO76KGSF2019
21523Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWTriangleDallas SMO76KGF2019
21913Ramsey GreenWArmbarPhoenix Open76KGF2019
22484Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWArmbarKansas OpenABSSF2019
22485Gialysson FreitasGialysson FreitasWPointsKansas OpenABSF2019
23518Josh LittletonWSubmissionKansas Open76KG4F2020
23946Jason BrightWTriangleF2W 15375KGSPF2020

Gilson Nunes vs Osvaldo Moizinho

Gilson Nunes vs James Nival

 

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