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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

46 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    20 (43%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    22 (48%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

22 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Submission
36
8
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Triangle
14
3
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Armbar
14
3
#d1212a
Choke from back
9
2
#fad11b
Triangle armbar
9
2
#f58822
Bread cutter
5
1
#224aba
Arm in ezekiel
5
1
#ff9124
Kneebar
5
1
#bf1f6c
Choke
5
1
22
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
13 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (15%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (15%)
  • 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
3409Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraLPointsAmazon Meeting70KGN/A2011
3420Mario ReisMario ReisLChoke from backCBJJE Brasileiro70KGF2011
5128Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalLPts: 2x2, AdvTerra do Sol70KGSF2013
5131Talison SoaresLPointsPans CBLP70KGF2013
6047Italo LinsItalo LinsLReferee DecisionBrasileiro CBLP70KGF2014
6940Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPointsWorld Pro65KGSF2015
7545Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLAdvRio Winter Open70KGF2015
9339Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x0World Pro69KG4F2016
9906Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLChoke from backSP BJJ Pro70KGF2016
10839Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11730Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x4Pan American70KG4F2017
12634Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2017
14023Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
3408Abel JuniorWPointsAmazon Meeting70KGN/A2011
4272Hamilton CaminhaWTriangle armbarBest Fighters VII70KGSPF2012
4589Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsWorld Pro Trials65KGF2013
4591Alex ScottWPointsWorld Pro64KG4F2013
5126Ricardo DecioWPointsTerra do Sol70KGR12013
5127C. FariasWPointsTerra do Sol70KG4F2013
5129Alison PimentelWTrianglePans CBLP70KG4F2013
5130Joao RamosWTrianglePans CBLP70KGSF2013
6045Glauke EugenioWDQBrasileiro CBLP70KG4F2014
6046Willian CoutoWArmbarBrasileiro CBLP70KGSF2014
6233German SalasWArmbarADCC Gi Nat.70KGF2014
6234Michael S.WSubmissionADCC Nationals70KGSF2014
6235German SalasWArmbarADCC Nationals70KGF2014
6934UnknownWPointsWorld Pro65KGR12015
6937Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KG4F2015
7540UnknownWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KG8F2015
7541UnknownWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KG4F2015
7543Onofre LimaWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KGSF2015
8638UnknownWSubmissionManaus Open70KG4F2015
8639Richard DuarteWSubmissionManaus Open70KGSF2015
8640Robson FeitozaWSubmissionManaus Open70KGF2015
9902Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosWPointsSP BJJ Pro70KG4F2016
9904David LemesDavid LemesWPointsSP BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11046Vitor RiciottiWN/AMiami Fall Open76KGSF2016
11047John LawrenceWTriangleMiami Fall Open76KGF2016
11048Jhonderson SantosWPointsCBLP Mundial70KGF2016
11318Thiago MacedoWChoke from backAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2017
11319Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsAtlanta W. Open76KGF2017
11558Franciscso MatosWSubmissionMexico City Open70KGF2017
11559James NivalWBread cutterMexico City Open70KGSF2017
11563Alberto GoveaWN/AMexico NG Open73KGSF2017
11564Julio ReyesWN/AMexico NG Open73KGF2017
11724Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 5x2Pan American70KG8F2017
12432M. SchellenschlagerWArm in ezekielAtlanta Sp. Open76KG4F2017
12433Frederico AugustoWKneebarAtlanta Sp. Open76KGSF2017
12435Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Atlanta Sp. Open76KGF2017
12480Felipe HugoWChokeMiami Spring Open76KG4F2017
12482Vitor RiciottiWN/AMiami Spring Open76KGSF2017
12484Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 0x0, AdvMiami Spring Open76KGF2017
12617Sergio GonzalezWChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGR12017
12625Nicollas WelkerWPts: 10x8World Champ.70KG8F2017
12933Julio ReyesWN/ANY Summer Open76KG4F2017
12934Frederico SilvaWN/ANY Summer Open76KGSF2017
12935Paulo FerreiraWN/ANY Summer Open76KGF2017
14014Juan GalarzaWTriangle armbarNoGi Worlds73KGR12017
14020Vagner RochaVagner RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGR22017

Gilson Nunes vs Osvaldo Moizinho

Gilson Nunes vs James Nival

 

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