Kyle Nelson

Kyle Nelson

Personal Information

Full Name Kyle Nelson
Date of Birth April 20, 1991
Nationality Canadian
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg)
Nickname The Monster

Kyle Nelson News

(Exclusive) UFC featherweight credits Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar for being 'instrumental' in 'reviving' the promotion (Exclusive) UFC featherweight credits Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar for being 'instrumental' in 'reviving' the promotion
(Exclusive) UFC featherweight credits Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar for being 'instrumental' in 'reviving' the promotion
Exclusive: Noche UFC fighter Kyle Nelson offers a nuanced argument in favor of controversial split draw Exclusive: Noche UFC fighter Kyle Nelson offers a nuanced argument in favor of controversial split draw
Exclusive: Noche UFC fighter Kyle Nelson offers a nuanced argument in favor of controversial split draw
"Lot of issues going on with some of the youth" - Kyle Nelson shares what motivated him to open up a gym in Muskoka "Lot of issues going on with some of the youth" - Kyle Nelson shares what motivated him to open up a gym in Muskoka
"Lot of issues going on with some of the youth" - Kyle Nelson shares what motivated him to open up a gym in Muskoka
"It felt amazing," Featherweight Kyle Nelson reflects on competing in his home country at UFC 289 "It felt amazing," Featherweight Kyle Nelson reflects on competing in his home country at UFC 289
"It felt amazing," Featherweight Kyle Nelson reflects on competing in his home country at UFC 289
Breaking: Undefeated Contender Series fighter set for second UFC appearance at UFC 289 Breaking: Undefeated Contender Series fighter set for second UFC appearance at UFC 289
Breaking: Undefeated Contender Series fighter set for second UFC appearance at UFC 289

Kyle Nelson: A Brief Biography

Kyle Nelson is a Canadian MMA fighter born on April 20, 1991, who competes in the featherweight division of the UFC. He has also previously fought for RXF and Elite 1 MMA, where he was a former featherweight champion.


UFC Fight Night: Quarantillo v Nelson
UFC Fight Night: Quarantillo (Right) v Nelson (Left)


Latest News Update for Kyle Nelson


Kyle Nelson is scheduled to fight Choi Doo-ho at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivac on February 4, 2023.



Kyle Nelson Facts



Birth PlaceHuntsville, Ontario, Canada
Star SignTaurus
Age31
MMA Debut2012
MMA Record13-5
AchievementsElite 1 MMA Featherweight Champion
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter



Early Life and Career


Nelson, a native of Huntsville, Ontario, Canada, started his MMA career in 2011 as an amateur with a 2-1 record. He then moved on to local professional promotions in North America, winning the Elite 1 MMA Featherweight Championship and competing for the Lightweight Championship in TXC MMA. He later signed with RXF in Romania, Europe, and then with UFC in 2018.



Kyle Nelson’s Career in UFC


Kyle Nelson made his UFC debut in December 2018, where he was defeated by TKO in the second round by Carlos Diego Ferreira. He then returned to featherweight and lost a submission match against Matt Sayles. He then got his first UFC victory by TKO in the first round against Marco Polo Reyes.

Nelson was scheduled to fight Sean Woodson in a catchweight bout but had to pull out due to visa issues. He then lost his next two fights against Billy Quarantillo by KO and Jai Herbert by unanimous decision. His next scheduled fight is against Choi Doo-ho on February 4, 2023.


UFC Fight Night Waterson v Hill: Weigh-Ins
UFC Fight Night Waterson v Hill: Weigh-Ins
UFC Fight Night: Quarantillo v Nelson
UFC Fight Night: Quarantillo v Nelson
UFC 231 Ferreira v Nelson
UFC 231 Ferreira v Nelson


Kyle Nelson Record



ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocation
Loss13–5Jai HerbertDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Aspinall23 July 202235:00London, England
Loss13–4Billy QuarantilloKO (punch)UFC Fight Night: Waterson vs. HillSeptember 12, 202030:07Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win13–3Polo ReyesTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. StephensSeptember 21, 201911:36Mexico City, Mexico
Loss12–3Matt SaylesSubmission (arm-triangle choke)UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. CowboyMay 4, 201933:16Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Loss12–2Carlos Diego FerreiraTKO (punches)UFC 231December 8, 201821:23Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Win12–1Morteza RezaeiTKO (punches)RXF 32November 19, 201814:57Brașov, Romania
Win11–1Khama WorthyKO (punches)BTC 1: GenesisMay 27, 201711:03Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Win10–1Gabriel MănucăSubmission (rear naked choke)RXF 26April 25, 201713:50Brașov, Romania
Win9–1Jonathan BrookinsDecision (split)Fight Night 2October 28, 201635:00Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Win8–1Zoltán TuriSubmission (rear naked choke)RXF 23: Romania vs. United KingdomJune 6, 201611:23Bucharest, Romania
Win7–1Justin BourgeoisTKO (Punches)Elite 1 MMAApril 23, 201612:01Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Loss6–1Adrian HadribeajDecision (unanimous)TXC Legends 6September 12, 201555:00Novi, Michigan, United States
Win6–0Ainsley RobinsonSubmission (guillotine choke)SCC 2May 30, 201410:42Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Win5–0Alex HalkiasDecision (unanimous)Provincial FC 2March 8, 201435:00London, Ontario, Canada
Win4–0Neelan HordattDecision (split)ECC 11: RedemptionJune 29, 201335:00Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Win3–0Maxime DuboisTKO (punches)UGC 32: Moment de VéritéMay 10, 201321:36Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win2–0Jo PetahtegooseSubmission (armbar)Score Fighting Series 6September 19, 201212:54Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Win1–0Michael DufortDecision (unanimous)Ringside MMA 13March 17, 201235:00Montreal, Quebec, Canada



Kyle Nelson’s Most Popular Fights


Kyle Nelson vs. Polo Reyes


Kyle Nelson fought Marco Polo Reyes on September 21, 2019, at UFC Fight Night 159. The fight was held in Mexico City, Mexico. Nelson won the fight via TKO in the first round, earning him his first UFC victory. Nelson delivered a powerful elbow strike to Reyes' face, followed by a right-hand punch that made Reyes unsteady, resulting in the referee ending the fight. The victory was a big moment for Nelson, who had lost his previous two UFC fights and was looking to bounce back. The win also showcased Nelson's striking ability and his ability to finish a fight quickly.


FAQs on Kyle Nelson


What is Kyle Nelson’s MMA record?

Kyle Nelson has a professional MMA record of 13-5.



What weight class does Kyle Nelson fight in?

Kyle Nelson fights in the featherweight division of the UFC.



What are some of Kyle Nelson's notable career achievements?

Kyle Nelson's notable career achievement is winning the Elite 1 MMA Featherweight title.



What is Kyle Nelson’s current rank in the UFC?

Kyle Nelson is currently unranked in the UFC Featherweight Rankings.




Last Updated On 26th January 2023




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