Kyle Nelson (born April 20, 1991) is a Canadian mixed martial artist who competes in the UFC Featherweight division. He previously competed for the RXF promotion, as well as Elite 1 MMA. Nelson is a former featherweight champion in Elite 1 MMA.[3][4]

Kyle Nelson
Born (1991-04-20) April 20, 1991 (age 32)
Huntsville, Ontario, Canada[1]
Other namesWillie, The Monster
ResidenceHuntsville, Ontario, Canada
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
DivisionFeatherweight (2012–present)
Lightweight (2011–2012, 2015–2018, 2022)
Reach71 in (180 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofStoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
TeamHouse of Champions MMA
RankBrown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total21
Wins15
By knockout5
By submission4
By decision6
Losses5
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision2
Draws1
Amateur record
Total3
Wins2
By knockout1
By submission1
Losses1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts career edit

Early career edit

Born and raised in Huntsville, Ontario Canada, Nelson began competing in mixed martial arts in 2011. He held a 2–1 amateur record and then competed in local North American professional promotions. During this time he won the Elite 1 MMA Featherweight Championship, and also fought for the Lightweight Championship in TXC MMA. He then signed with the RXF in Romania, Europe, and after with the UFC in 2018.[5]

Ultimate Fighting Championship edit

Nelson made his promotional debut on December 8, 2018, on short notice against Carlos Diego Ferreira, replacing Jesse Ronson at UFC 231.[6] He lost the fight via TKO in the second round.[7]

Returning to Featherweight Nelson next faced Matt Sayles on May 4, 2019, at UFC on ESPN+ 9.[8] He lost the fight via submission via arm-triangle choke 3:16 into round 3.[9]

Nelson fought next at UFC on ESPN+ 17 on September 21, 2019 against Marco Polo Reyes.[10] He won the fight via TKO at 1:36 of round 1, earning him his first UFC victory.[11]

Nelson was scheduled to face Sean Woodson in a catchweight bout of 150 pounds on June 27, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker.[12][13] However, Nelson was pulled form the event due to visa issue and he was replaced by Julian Erosa.[14]

Nelson faced Billy Quarantillo on September 12, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Teixeira.[15] He lost the fight via knockout in the third round.[16]

Nelson faced Jai Herbert on July 23, 2022 at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Aspinall.[17] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[18]

Nelson faced Choi Doo-ho on February 4, 2023, at UFC Fight Night 218.[19] The fight ended via majority draw.[20]

Nelson faced Blake Bilder on June 10, 2023, at UFC 289.[21] He won the bout via unanimous decision.[22]

Nelson faced Fernando Padilla on September 16, 2023, at UFC Fight Night 227.[23] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[24]

Nelson is scheduled to face Bill Algeo on March 30, 2024, at UFC Fight Night 241.[25]

Championships and accomplishments edit

  • Elite1 Mixed Martial Arts
    • Featherweight Championship[26]

Mixed martial arts record edit

Professional record breakdown
21 matches 15 wins 5 losses
By knockout 5 2
By submission 4 1
By decision 6 2
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 15–5–1 Fernando Padilla Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2 September 16, 2023 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14–5–1 Blake Bilder Decision (unanimous) UFC 289 June 10, 2023 3 5:00 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Draw 13–5–1 Choi Doo-ho Draw (majority) UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivac February 4, 2023 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Choi was deducted 1 point in round 3 due to a headbutt.
Loss 13–5 Jai Herbert Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Aspinall July 23, 2022 3 5:00 London, England Lightweight bout.
Loss 13–4 Billy Quarantillo KO (punch) UFC Fight Night: Waterson vs. Hill September 12, 2020 3 0:07 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 13–3 Polo Reyes TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Stephens September 21, 2019 1 1:36 Mexico City, Mexico
Loss 12–3 Matt Sayles Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy May 4, 2019 3 3:16 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Return to Featherweight.
Loss 12–2 Carlos Diego Ferreira TKO (punches) UFC 231 December 8, 2018 2 1:23 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Win 12–1 Morteza Rezaei TKO (punches) RXF 32 November 19, 2018 1 4:57 Brașov, Romania Return to Lightweight.
Win 11–1 Khama Worthy KO (punches) BTC 1: Genesis May 27, 2017 1 1:03 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Win 10–1 Gabriel Mănucă Submission (rear naked choke) RXF 26 April 25, 2017 1 3:50 Brașov, Romania Lightweight bout.
Win 9–1 Jonathan Brookins Decision (split) Fight Night 2 October 28, 2016 3 5:00 Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Win 8–1 Zoltán Turi Submission (rear naked choke) RXF 23: Romania vs. United Kingdom June 6, 2016 1 1:23 Bucharest, Romania
Win 7–1 Justin Bourgeois TKO (Punches) Elite 1 MMA April 23, 2016 1 2:01 Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada Won the vacant Elite1 MMA Featherweight Championship.
Loss 6–1 Adrian Hadribeaj Decision (unanimous) TXC Legends 6 September 12, 2015 5 5:00 Novi, Michigan, United States For the TXC Lightweight Championship.
Win 6–0 Ainsley Robinson Submission (guillotine choke) SCC 2 May 30, 2014 1 0:42 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Win 5–0 Alex Halkias Decision (unanimous) PFC 2 March 8, 2014 3 5:00 London, Ontario, Canada
Win 4–0 Neelan Hordatt Decision (split) ECC 11: Redemption June 29, 2013 3 5:00 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Win 3–0 Maxime Dubois TKO (punches) UGC 32: Moment de Vérité May 10, 2013 2 1:36 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 2–0 Jo Petahtegoose Submission (armbar) Score Fighting Series 6 September 19, 2012 1 2:54 Sarnia, Ontario, Canada Featherweight debut.
Win 1–0 Michael Dufort Decision (unanimous) Ringside MMA 13 March 17, 2012 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Lightweight debut. Fight of the Night.

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See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Kyle Nelson | UFC". UFC.com. Retrieved February 5, 2023.
  2. ^ @themonster705_ufc (January 28, 2023). ""I have been training with these guys for almost 20 years. It was great to have everyone back in the same room training again!"". Retrieved February 5, 2023 – via Instagram.
  3. ^ Tapology.com. "Kyle Nelson wins Elite 1 MMA featherweight Championship". Taplogy. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  4. ^ sportsnet.ca. "Kyle Nelson makes UFC debut". sportsnet. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  5. ^ torontosun.com. "Kyle Nelson makes short notice UFC debut". torontosun. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  6. ^ Chris Doucette (2018-12-05). "Kyle Nelson has a monster opportunity". Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  7. ^ "UFC 231: Diego Ferreira relies on experience to finish Kyle Nelson via round 2 TKO". FanSided. 2018-12-08. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  8. ^ DNA, MMA. "Kyle Nelson en Matt Sayles op zoek naar eerste overwinning in de UFC tijdens UFC Ottawa". Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  9. ^ Shillan, Keith (2019-05-04). "UFC Ottawa Results: Matt Sayles Gets Late Submission of Kyle Nelson". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  10. ^ DNA, MMA. "Marco Polo Reyes vecht voor eigen publiek tegen Kyle Nelson tijdens UFC Mexico City". Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  11. ^ mmamania.com. "Kyle Nelson gets first win in ufc". mmamania. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  12. ^ Anderson, Jay (2020-06-12). "UFC: Kyle Nelson vs. Sean Woodson Announced for June 27 Event". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  13. ^ "UFC revives Curtis Blaydes-Alexander Volkov, Dustin Poirier-Dan Hooker for June Fight Nights". ESPN. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  14. ^ DNA, MMA. "Julian Erosa pakt short notice partij tegen Sean Woodson aankomende zaterdag". Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  15. ^ DNA, MMA (2020-08-06). "Billy Quarantillo treft Kyle Nelson tijdens UFC evenement op 12 september". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2020-08-07.
  16. ^ Doherty, Dan (2020-09-12). "UFC Vegas 10 Results: Billy Quarantillo Flattens Kyle Nelson in Third". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-09-13.
  17. ^ Jay Anderson (2022-06-14). "Jai Herbert to Face Kyle Nelson at UFC London on July 23". cagesidepress.com. Retrieved 2022-06-15.
  18. ^ Behunin, Alex (2022-07-23). "UFC London: Jai Herbert Spoils Kyle Nelson's Lightweight Debut". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-07-24.
  19. ^ John Hyon Ko (2022-11-08). "Doo Ho Choi to take on Kyle Nelson at Feb 4 UFC event in South Korea: Sources". The AllStar. Retrieved 2022-11-08.
  20. ^ Jay Anderson (2023-02-05). "UFC Vegas 68: point deduction leads to Draw in Doo-ho Choi vs. Kyle Nelson". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2023-02-05.
  21. ^ Giancarlo Aulino (2023-03-30). "Breaking: Undefeated Contender Series fighter set for second UFC appearance at UFC 289". Sportskeeda. Retrieved 2023-03-30.
  22. ^ Morehouse, Cade (2023-06-10). "UFC 289: Kyle Nelson Outclasses Blake Bilder, Takes Decision Victory". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2023-06-11.
  23. ^ Desk, ITN News (2023-08-02). "Fernando Padilla vs Kyle Nelson Set for Noche UFC on Sept 16". www.itnwwe.com. Retrieved 2023-08-29.
  24. ^ Anderson, Jay (2023-09-16). "Noche UFC: Kyle Nelson Claims Hard-Fought Decision Over Fernando Padilla". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2023-09-17.
  25. ^ Anderson, Jay (2024-02-08). "Bill Algeo vs. Kyle Nelson Booked for UFC Atlantic City in March". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2024-02-09.
  26. ^ DNA, MMA. "Kyle Nelson en Matt Sayles op zoek naar eerste overwinning in de UFC tijdens UFC Ottawa". Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  27. ^ Sherdog.com. "Kyle". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-10-20.

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