Iceland’s Gunnar Nelson choked Britain’s Sam Elsdon into submission 2:30 minute into the first round at the February-14 BAMMA (British Association of MMA) show in London. Gunnar took the fight to the ground early, mounted with ease and took Elsdon’s back, after the English fighter turned to avoid the Icelander’s strikes. Gunnar then quickly slipped in a rear naked choke and submitted Elsdon.
Gunnar remains undefeated in his MMA career. Prior to this week’s win, he last fought in September of 2008, when he overcame Iran Mascarenhas with a second round knockout.