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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

57 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    20 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    31 (54%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

31 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Triangle
26
8
#86e620
Submission
23
7
#5AD3D1
Armbar
13
4
#d1212a
Choke from back
10
3
#fad11b
Triangle armbar
6
2
#f58822
Choke
3
1
#224aba
Triangulo
3
1
#ff9124
Katagatame
3
1
#bf1f6c
Bread cutter
3
1
#22c9a5
RNC
3
1
#fad223
Arm in ezekiel
3
1
#03861f
Kneebar
3
1
31
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
16 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (25%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (13%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (13%)
  • 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
5143Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalLPts: 2x2, AdvTerra do Sol70KGSF2013
5146Talison SoaresLPointsPans CBLP70KGF2013
6075Italo LinsItalo LinsLReferee DecisionBrasileiro CBLP70KGF2014
6981Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPointsWorld Pro65KGSF2015
7591Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLAdvRio Winter Open70KGF2015
9409Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x0World Pro69KG4F2016
9979Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLChoke from backSP BJJ Pro70KGF2016
10925Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11830Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x4Pan American70KG4F2017
12747Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2017
14183Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
14478Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 4x4, AdvAtlanta W. Open76KGF2018
14792Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KGSF2018
15308Alex HuddlestonLPointsDenver OpenABSR12018
3408Abel JuniorWPointsAmazon Meeting70KGN/A2011
4271Hamilton CaminhaWTriangle armbarBest Fighters VII70KGSPF2012
4596Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsWorld Pro Trials65KGF2013
4598Alex ScottWPointsWorld Pro64KG4F2013
5141Ricardo DecioWPointsTerra do Sol70KGR12013
5142C. FariasWPointsTerra do Sol70KG4F2013
5144Alison PimentelWTrianglePans CBLP70KG4F2013
5145Joao RamosWTrianglePans CBLP70KGSF2013
6073Glauke EugenioWDQBrasileiro CBLP70KG4F2014
6074Willian CoutoWArmbarBrasileiro CBLP70KGSF2014
6261German SalasWArmbarADCC Gi Nat.70KGF2014
6262Michael S.WSubmissionADCC Nationals70KGSF2014
6263German SalasWArmbarADCC Nationals70KGF2014
6975UnknownWPointsWorld Pro65KGR12015
6978Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KG4F2015
7586UnknownWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KG8F2015
7587UnknownWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KG4F2015
7589Onofre LimaWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KGSF2015
8707UnknownWSubmissionManaus Open70KG4F2015
8708Richard DuarteWSubmissionManaus Open70KGSF2015
8709Robson FeitozaWSubmissionManaus Open70KGF2015
9975Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosWPointsSP BJJ Pro70KG4F2016
9977David LemesDavid LemesWPointsSP BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11136Vitor RiciottiWN/AMiami Fall Open76KGSF2016
11137John LawrenceWTriangleMiami Fall Open76KGF2016
11138Jhonderson SantosWPointsCBLP Mundial70KGF2016
11411Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWChoke from backAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2017
11412Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsAtlanta W. Open76KGF2017
11660James NivalWBread cutterMexico City Open70KGSF2017
11664Julio ReyesWRNCMexico NG Open73KGF2017
11824Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 5x2Pan American70KG8F2017
12541M. SchellenschlagerWArm in ezekielAtlanta Sp. Open76KG4F2017
12542Frederico AugustoWKneebarAtlanta Sp. Open76KGSF2017
12544Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Atlanta Sp. Open76KGF2017
12589Felipe HugoWChokeMiami Spring Open76KG4F2017
12591Vitor RiciottiWChoke from backMiami Spring Open76KGSF2017
12593Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 0x0, AdvMiami Spring Open76KGF2017
12730Sergio GonzalezWChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGR12017
12738Nicollas WelkerWPts: 10x8World Champ.70KG8F2017
13049Julio ReyesWTrianguloNY Summer Open76KG4F2017
13050Frederico SilvaWPts: 12x2NY Summer Open76KGSF2017
13051Paulo FerreiraWPts: 11x4NY Summer Open76KGF2017
14173Juan GalarzaWTriangle armbarNoGi Worlds73KGR12017
14180Vagner RochaVagner RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
14474Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 2x0Atlanta W. Open76KG4F2018
14476Frederico AugustoWKatagatameAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2018
14781Silvio DuranWReferee DecisionPan American70KG8F2018
14788Jonathan Van BurenWTrianglePan American70KG4F2018
15054Cy LandryWArmbarF2W Pro 6770KGSPF2018
15298Marcelo SilvaWTriangleDenver Open76KGSF2018
15299Marcus WilsonWAdvDenver Open76KGF2018
15603Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWTriangleDallas Spring Open76KGRR2018
15604Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsDallas Spring Open76KGF2018
15609Khristopher GonzalezWTriangleDallas NGSP Open73KGSF2018
15610Jeremiah VanceWTriangleDallas NGSP Open73KGF2018
15662Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsMiami Spring Open76KGSF2018
15664Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWN/AMiami Spring Open76KGF2018

Gilson Nunes vs Osvaldo Moizinho

Gilson Nunes vs James Nival

 

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