Gunnar Nelson vs. Daniel Rodriguez – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Gunnar Nelson vs. Daniel Rodriguez fight preview

UFC 286: Edwards vs. Usman 3 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 18, 2023, in London, England. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Gunnar ‘Gunni’ Nelson will take on Daniel ‘D-Rod’ Rodriguez in the Welterweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 286 card.

In this post, we will break down Gunnar Nelson vs. Daniel Rodriguez matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 35-year-old, Gunnar Nelson is coming in with a 18-5-1 record. Nelson will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Takashi Sato at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall in March.

Rodriguez, meanwhile, is coming off a submission loss against Neil Magny on March 19, 2022 at UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Lemos and holds a 17-3-0 record.

Gunnar Nelson vs. Daniel Rodriguez
5′ 11″
6′ 0″
170 lbs.
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Gunnar Nelson has an switch fighting stance with a 72 reach. The 37-year-old, Daniel Rodriguez is an southpaw fighter with a 74 reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Gunnar Nelson:
→ Nelson’s striking accuracy is .
→ Nelson lands 1.83 significant strikes per minute.
→ Nelson’s takedown accuracy is .
→ Nelson’s takedown average is 1.86 per 15 minutes.
→ Nelson’s takedown defense is .

Nelson comes in with striking accuracy, typically landing about 1.83 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Rodriguez fires at accuracy, landing about 7.42 significant strikes per minute. Gunnar Nelson also has a takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.86 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Rodriguez’s 0.63 takedowns and takedown accuracy.

Daniel Rodriguez:
→ Rodriguez’s striking accuracy is .
→ Rodriguez lands 7.42 significant strikes per minute.
→ Rodriguez’s takedown accuracy is .
→ Rodriguez’s takedown average is 0.63 per 15 minutes.
→ Rodriguez’s takedown defense is .

Daniel spent on average minutes in the Octagon and Gunnar has an average fight time of minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 286 is live in , who do you think will win, Gunnar or Daniel? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 286: Edwards vs. Usman 3
March 18, 2023
London, England
Gunnar Nelson vs. Daniel Rodriguez

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