Mats
Nilsson
11-3-1( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 11-3-1
Summary: Grappling, cardio, a great sense of humor

Fighter Info

From: Helsingborg Sweden
Fights Out Of: Copenhagen Denmark
Age: 31
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
56
45% Successful
25
Types of Successful Strikes
0
25
100% Standing
25
Striking Defense
62
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
0
0% Successful
0
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
0
0
Takedown Defense
0
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Omari Akhmedov Jan 3, 2015
-- -- -- -- --
Mats Nilsson -- -- -- --
Loss
Luke Barnatt Mar 8, 2014
45 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Mats Nilsson 25 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: Usually I do strength and conditioning in the forenoon. Afternoon/evening I work MMA.
 
Thoughts on opponent, Omari Akhmedov? He's poweful, explosive, tought and a great challenge.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I stumbled upon a judo mat many years ago. From there it just progressed through BJJ, grappling, some Muay Thai and amateur fighting until I eventually turned pro in 2008. How I react in pressured and heated situations speaks volumes to who I am - that's why I fight. The Octagon is a pressure cooker and fighting is the way I explore myself.

What ranks and titles have you held? None

Do you have any heroes? Lots of 'em, especially crazy old school Japanese fighters like Sakuraba and Genki Sudo.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's a huge opportunity to get to fight on the world’s biggest stage against the world’s best.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No

What was your job before you started fighting? Warehouse worker

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 5-1 as an amateur.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt judo, Black belt BJJ, 3x world champion in FILA no-gi grappling
 
Favorite grappling technique: Anything where you hoist the other guy over your own shoulders and slam him to the mat.

Favorite striking technique: Cross, lead hook.
• Pro since 2008

• Five wins by submission (2 RNC, triangle, arm triangle, armbar), two by KO

• Has won seven of his last nine

• Four first round finishes

• Holds wins over Tommy Speer and Magnus Cedenblad; has also faced Tor Troeng

Career

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