Gunnar Nelson (Fighter) Net Worth 2023 | Salary, Earnings, Bio


Gunnar Nelson is an Icelandic professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight division. Gunni’s estimated net worth is $1.5 million. Here we bring you his net worth, salary, earnings, career, MMA record, girlfriend, and more.

About Gunnar Nelson

Gunnar Lúðvík Nelson was born on 28 July 1988 in Akureyri, Iceland. He lived in Iceland’s capital Reykjavik from an early age and currently resides there.

Gunnad trained and competed in karate, grappling, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from an early age and won several titles.

MMA Career

Gunnar Nelson made his professional MMA debut in May 2007. He went 9-0 before making his UFC debut in February 2013.

Gunni currently competes in the UFC welterweight division. He is on an 18-5-1 MMA record. The only draw of his career came in his very first MMA bout.

The Icelandic fighter was named the UFC Performance of the Night four times, against Omari Akhmedov, Zak Cummings, Albert Tumenov, and Alan Jouban.

As of writing, Gunni beat Takashi Sato in his last bout, at UFC Fight Night 204, in March 2022.

Gunnar Nelson is scheduled to face Bryan Barberena at UFC 286, on March 18, 2023, in a welterweight bout on the main card.

Gunnar Nelson’s Net Worth, Salary, and Earnings

In 2023, Icelandic UFC fighter Gunnar Nelson’s estimated net worth is $1.5 million. His primary sources of earnings are his fight purse and incentives.

Gunni’s estimated base salary is close to $80,000 for a fight, depending on his UFC contract, the event, and the opponent.

Gunnar earned $155,000 total payouts for his win against Takashi Sato at UFC Fight Night 204 ($75,000 base pay, $75,000 win bonus, and $5,000 incentive pay).

For his win against Alex Oliveira at UFC 231, Gunnar earned $168,000 payouts ($79,000 base salary, $79,000 win bonus, and $10,000 incentive pay).

Moreover, the Icelandic fighter became the UFC Performance of the Night four times, which currently awards a $50,000 bonus.

The 34-year-old also earns a considerable chunk from endorsements and brand promotions.

Personal Info

Full NameGunnar Lúðvík Nelson
Date of Birth28 July 1988
Birth PlaceAkureyri, Iceland
Residence Reykjavik, Iceland
Age 34
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight170 lb (77 kg)
Division Welterweight   
Promotion UFC
MMA Record18-5-1
Net Worth$1.5 million
Base Salary$80,000 (approx.)
Relationship StatusIn a Relationship 
Partner/GirlfriendFransiska Björk Hinriksdóttir
Instagram @gunninelson


Gunni Nelson’s gorgeous girlfriend is Fransiska Björk Hinriksdóttir. The couple has a daughter together, born in 2019.

Gunnar Nelson Girlfriend Fransiska
Source: Instagram

Gunni also has a son with his ex, an Icelandic artist Auður Ómarsdóttir, who was born in 2014.


Born on 28 July 1988, he is 34 years old.

Height and Weight

He is 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) tall and 170 lb. He competes in the UFC Welterweight division.

MMA Record

[As of March 10, 2023]

Total Fights24
Win by KO/TKO4


What is Gunnar Nelson’s Net Worth in 2023?

In 2023, his estimated net worth is between $1.5 million.

Where is he from?

He is from Akureyri, Iceland.

Who is his girlfriend?

His girlfriend is Fransiska Björk.


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