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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 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

65 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    24 (37%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    33 (51%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

33 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
30
10
#86e620
Submission
21
7
#5AD3D1
Armbar
12
4
#d1212a
Choke from back
9
3
#fad11b
Triangle armbar
6
2
#f58822
RNC
3
1
#224aba
Arm in ezekiel
3
1
#ff9124
Kneebar
3
1
#bf1f6c
Choke
3
1
#22c9a5
Triangulo
3
1
#fad223
Katagatame
3
1
#03861f
Bread cutter
3
1
33
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
22 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (14%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (14%)
  • 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
3429Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraLPointsAmazon Meeting70KGN/A2011
3440Mario ReisMario ReisLChoke from backCBJJE Brasileiro70KGF2011
5171Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalLPts: 2x2, AdvTerra do Sol70KGSF2013
5174Talison SoaresLPointsPans CBLP70KGF2013
6123Italo LinsItalo LinsLReferee DecisionBrasileiro CBLP70KGF2014
7041Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPointsWorld Pro65KGSF2015
7664Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLAdvRio Winter Open70KGF2015
9506Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x0World Pro69KG4F2016
10078Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLChoke from backSP BJJ Pro70KGF2016
11050Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
12014Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x4Pan American70KG4F2017
12955Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2017
14495Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
14830Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 4x4, AdvAtlanta W. Open76KGF2018
15167Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KGSF2018
15766Alex HuddlestonLPointsDenver OpenABSR12018
16068Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLTriangleDallas Spring Open76KGF2018
16226Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR22018
18224Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds67KGF2018
19889Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLPts: 4x2Dallas Spring Open76KGF2019
19997Paulo MartinsLPointsDenver Open76KGSF2019
20095Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGR12019
3428Abel JuniorWPointsAmazon Meeting70KGN/A2011
4291Hamilton CaminhaWTriangle armbarBest Fighters VII70KGSPF2012
4625Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsWorld Pro Trials65KGF2013
4627Alex ScottWPointsWorld Pro64KG4F2013
5169Ricardo DecioWPointsTerra do Sol70KGR12013
5170C. FariasWPointsTerra do Sol70KG4F2013
5172Alison PimentelWTrianglePans CBLP70KG4F2013
5173Joao RamosWTrianglePans CBLP70KGSF2013
6121Glauke EugenioWDQBrasileiro CBLP70KG4F2014
6122Willian CoutoWArmbarBrasileiro CBLP70KGSF2014
6312German SalasWArmbarADCC Gi Nat.70KGF2014
6313Michael S.WSubmissionADCC Nationals70KGSF2014
6314German SalasWArmbarADCC Nationals70KGF2014
7035UnknownWPointsWorld Pro65KGR12015
7038Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KG4F2015
7659UnknownWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KG8F2015
7660UnknownWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KG4F2015
7662Onofre LimaWSubmissionRio Winter Open70KGSF2015
8786UnknownWSubmissionManaus Open70KG4F2015
8787Richard DuarteWSubmissionManaus Open70KGSF2015
8788Robson FeitozaWSubmissionManaus Open70KGF2015
10074Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosWPointsSP BJJ Pro70KG4F2016
10076David LemesDavid LemesWPointsSP BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11273Vitor RiciottiWN/AMiami Fall Open76KGSF2016
11274John LawrenceWTriangleMiami Fall Open76KGF2016
11277Jhonderson SantosWPointsCBLP Mundial70KGF2016
11574Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWChoke from backAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2017
11575Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsAtlanta W. Open76KGF2017
11842James NivalWBread cutterMexico City Open70KGSF2017
11846Julio ReyesWRNCMexico NG Open73KGF2017
12008Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 5x2Pan American70KG8F2017
12737M. SchellenschlagerWArm in ezekielAtlanta Spring O.76KG4F2017
12738Frederico AugustoWKneebarAtlanta Spring O.76KGSF2017
12740Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Atlanta Spring O.76KGF2017
12792Felipe HugoWChokeMiami Spring Open76KG4F2017
12794Vitor RiciottiWChoke from backMiami Spring Open76KGSF2017
12796Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 0x0, AdvMiami Spring Open76KGF2017
12938Sergio GonzalezWChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGR12017
12946Nicollas WelkerWPts: 10x8World Champ.70KG8F2017
13262Julio ReyesWTrianguloNY Summer Open76KG4F2017
13263Frederico SilvaWPts: 12x2NY Summer Open76KGSF2017
13264Paulo FerreiraWPts: 11x4NY Summer Open76KGF2017
14484Juan GalarzaWTriangle armbarNoGi Worlds73KGR12017
14492Vagner RochaVagner RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
14826Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 2x0Atlanta W. Open76KG4F2018
14828Frederico AugustoWKatagatameAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2018
15156Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KG8F2018
15163Jonathan Van BurenWTrianglePan American70KG4F2018
15471Cy LandryWArmbarF2W Pro 6770KGSPF2018
15652Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWTriangleAtlanta Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15653Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 13x2Atlanta Sp. Open76KGF2018
15756Marcelo SilvaWTriangleDenver Open76KGSF2018
15757Marcus WilsonWAdvDenver Open76KGF2018
16072Khristopher GonzalezWTriangleDallas NGSP Open73KGSF2018
16073Jeremiah VanceWTriangleDallas NGSP Open73KGF2018
16147Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsMiami Spring Open76KGSF2018
16149Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWN/AMiami Spring Open76KGF2018
16220Hiroaki OtsukaWPts: 4x0World Champ.70KGR12018
16610Mauricio FernandesWN/ANashville Open76KGSF2018
16612Fred AlvesWN/ANashville Open76KGF2018
17351Casey GrayWTriangleF2W 87 Pro65KGSPF2018
18216Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KGR22018
18220Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2018
18223Ian SandersIan SandersWTriangleNoGi Worlds67KGSF2018
19888Leonardo DomingosWN/ADallas Spring Open76KGSF2019

Gilson Nunes vs Osvaldo Moizinho

Gilson Nunes vs James Nival

 

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