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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

44 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    20 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (48%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

21 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Submission
38
8
#86e620
Triangle
14
3
#5AD3D1
Armbar
14
3
#d1212a
Choke from back
10
2
#fad11b
Triangle armbar
5
1
#f58822
Bread cutter
5
1
#224aba
Arm in ezekiel
5
1
#ff9124
Kneebar
5
1
#bf1f6c
Choke
5
1
21
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
12 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (17%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (17%)
  • 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
3378Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraLPointsAmazon Meeting70KGN/A2011
3389Mario ReisMario ReisLChoke from backCBJJE Brasileiro70KGF2011
5092Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalLPts: 2x2, AdvTerra do Sol70KGSF2013
5095Talison SoaresLPointsPans CBLP70KGF2013
6008Italo LinsItalo LinsLReferee DecisionBrasileiro CBLP70KGF2014
6892Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPointsWorld Pro65KGSF2015
7494Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLAdvRio Winter Open70KGF2015
9284Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x0World Pro69KG4F2016
9851Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLChoke from backSP BJJ Pro70KGF2016
10776Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11653Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x4Pan American70KG4F2017
12550Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2017
3377Abel JuniorWPointsAmazon Meeting70KGN/A2011
4241Hamilton CaminhaWTriangle armbarBest Fighters VII70KGSPF2012
4553Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsWorld Pro Trials65KGF2013
4555Alex ScottWPointsWorld Pro64KG4F2013
5090Ricardo DecioWPointsTerra do Sol70KGR12013
5091C. FariasWPointsTerra do Sol70KG4F2013
5093Alison PimentelWTrianglePans CBLP70KG4F2013
5094Joao RamosWTrianglePans CBLP70KGSF2013
6006Glauke EugenioWDQBrasileiro CBLP70KG4F2014
6007Willian CoutoWArmbarBrasileiro CBLP70KGSF2014
6194German SalasWArmbarADCC Gi Nat.70KGF2014
6195Michael S.WSubmissionADCC Nationals70KGSF2014
6196German SalasWArmbarADCC Nationals70KGF2014
6886UnknownWPointsWorld Pro65KGR12015
6889Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KG4F2015
7489UnknownWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KG8F2015
7490UnknownWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KG4F2015
7492Onofre LimaWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KGSF2015
8586UnknownWSubmissionManaus Open70KG4F2015
8587Richard DuarteWSubmissionManaus Open70KGSF2015
8588Robson FeitozaWSubmissionManaus Open70KGF2015
9847Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosWPointsSP BJJ Pro70KG4F2016
9849David LemesDavid LemesWPointsSP BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
10983Vitor RiciottiWN/AMiami Fall Open76KGSF2016
10984John LawrenceWTriangleMiami Fall Open76KGF2016
10985Jhonderson SantosWPointsCBLP Mundial70KGF2016
11241Thiago MacedoWChoke from backAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2017
11242Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsAtlanta W. Open76KGF2017
11481Franciscso MatosWSubmissionMexico City Open70KGF2017
11482James NivalWBread cutterMexico City Open70KGSF2017
11486Alberto GoveaWN/AMexico NG Open73KGSF2017
11487Julio ReyesWN/AMexico NG Open73KGF2017
11647Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 5x2Pan American70KG8F2017
12351M. SchellenschlagerWArm in ezekielAtlanta Sp. Open76KG4F2017
12352Frederico AugustoWKneebarAtlanta Sp. Open76KGSF2017
12354Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Atlanta Sp. Open76KGF2017
12399Felipe HugoWChokeMiami Spring Open76KG4F2017
12401Vitor RiciottiWN/AMiami Spring Open76KGSF2017
12403Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 0x0, AdvMiami Spring Open76KGF2017
12533Sergio GonzalezWChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGR12017
12541Nicollas WelkerWPts: 10x8World Champ.70KG8F2017
12848Julio ReyesWN/ANY Summer Open76KG4F2017
12849Frederico SilvaWN/ANY Summer Open76KGSF2017
12850Paulo FerreiraWN/ANY Summer Open76KGF2017

Gilson Nunes vs Osvaldo Moizinho

Gilson Nunes vs James Nival

 

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