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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

33 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    14 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    17 (52%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

17 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Submission
47
8
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Triangle
18
3
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Armbar
18
3
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Triangle armbar
6
1
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Choke from back
6
1
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Bread cutter
6
1
17
(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
3357Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraLPointsAmazon Meeting70KGN/A2011
3368Mario ReisMario ReisLChoke from backCBJJE Brasileiro70KGF2011
5046Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalLPts: 2x2, AdvTerra do Sol70KGSF2013
5049Talison SoaresLPointsPans CBLP70KGF2013
5956Italo LinsItalo LinsLReferee DecisionBrasileiro CBLP70KGF2014
6830Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPointsWorld Pro65KGSF2015
7430Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLAdvRio Winter Open70KGF2015
9210Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x0World Pro69KG1/4F2016
9775Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLChoke from backSP BJJ Pro70KGF2016
10695Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11554Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x4Pan American70KG1/4F2017
3356Abel JuniorWPointsAmazon Meeting70KGN/A2011
4207Hamilton CaminhaWTriangle armbarBest Fighters VII70KGSPF2012
4507Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsWorld Pro Trials65KGF2013
4509Alex ScottWPointsWorld Pro64KG1/4F2013
5044Ricardo DecioWPointsTerra do Sol70KGR12013
5045C. FariasWPointsTerra do Sol70KG1/4F2013
5047Alison PimentelWTrianglePans CBLP70KG1/4F2013
5048Joao RamosWTrianglePans CBLP70KGSF2013
5954Glauke EugenioWDQBrasileiro CBLP70KG1/4F2014
5955Willian CoutoWArmbarBrasileiro CBLP70KGSF2014
6135German SalasWArmbarADCC Gi Nat.70KGF2014
6136Michael S.WSubmissionADCC Nationals70KGSF2014
6137German SalasWArmbarADCC Nationals70KGF2014
6824UnknownWPointsWorld Pro65KGR12015
6827Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KG1/4F2015
7425UnknownWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KG1/8F2015
7426UnknownWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KG1/4F2015
7428Onofre LimaWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KGSF2015
8516UnknownWSubmissionManaus Open70KG1/4F2015
8517Richard DuarteWSubmissionManaus Open70KGSF2015
8518Robson FeitozaWSubmissionManaus Open70KGF2015
9771Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosWPointsSP BJJ Pro70KG1/4F2016
9773David LemesDavid LemesWPointsSP BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
10893Vitor RiciottiWN/AMiami Fall Open76KGSF2016
10894John LawrenceWTriangleMiami Fall Open76KGF2016
10895Jhonderson SantosWPointsCBLP Mundial70KGF2016
11143Thiago MacedoWChoke from backAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2017
11144Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsAtlanta W. Open76KGF2017
11382Franciscso MatosWSubmissionMexico City Open70KGF2017
11383James NivalWBread cutterMexico City Open70KGSF2017
11387Alberto GoveaWN/AMexico NG Open73KGSF2017
11388Julio ReyesWN/AMexico NG Open73KGF2017
11548Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 5x2Pan American70KG1/8F2017

Gilson Nunes vs Osvaldo Moizinho

Gilson Nunes vs James Nival

 

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