Kyle Nelson
The Monster

Canada

Next fight set for September
FeatherweightUFC
August 6, 2020
Nelson will take on Billy Quarantillo at the UFC event on September 12, MMA DNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Nelson was supposed to fight in late June, but ultimately had to pull out due to Visa issues. Now he is set to appear in the octagon for the first time in almost a year when he defeated Polo Reyes via KO in September of 2019.
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Out of June 27 fight
FeatherweightUFC
June 23, 2020
Nelson has withdrawn from his fight on June 27 against Sean Woodson in Las Vegas, Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Nelson was unable to get a Visa in time and could not cross the border into the United States. Woodson will now be taking on Julian Erosa on Saturday. Nelson still has yet to fight since last September when he defeated Polo Reyes.
To fight Sean Woodson in Vegas
FeatherweightUFC
June 12, 2020
Nelson will face off against Sean Woodson on June 27 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Nelson is 13-3 as a pro, with his most recent fight being a victory over Marco Polo Reyes. Of Nelson's victories, five have come by KO/TKO, four have come by submission and four have come by decision. Woodson is 7-0 as a pro. Four of his wins have come by decision, two have come by KO/TKO and one by submission.
Scores first UFC victory in style
FeatherweightUFC
September 21, 2019
Nelson defeated Polo Reyes via KO (punches) at 1:36 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Mexico City.
ANALYSIS
It was a much needed victory for Nelson on the heels of back-to-back stoppage losses to Diego Ferreira and Matt Sayles to begin his UFC run. Following a quick trip which had Reyes off balance, Nelson connected with a monumental elbow that all but ended his opponent's evening. A few shots followed afterwards, but it was quite clear Reyes was already done. There remains little reason to be excited about Nelson moving forward, but this was an impressive finish.
Added to Mexico City card
FeatherweightUFC
August 4, 2019
Nelson will fight Marco "Polo" Reyes at UFC Mexico City on September 21.
ANALYSIS
Nelson will look to get his first UFC win when he takes on the Mexican native in his home country. Nelson put up a valiant effort in his last fight, losing in the third round via submission against Matt Sayles at UFC Ottawa. You couldn't have picked a better opponent for Nelson to fight, however, as Reyes is 1-3 in his last four fights, with all three losses coming via knockout.
Still searching for first UFC win
FeatherweightUFC
May 4, 2019
Nelson lost to Matt Sayles via submission (arm-triangle) at 3:16 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Ottawa.
ANALYSIS
Nelson isn't going to be happy with the loss but he deserves some credit. After getting dominated in Round 1, Nelson easily could have packed his tent and went home. Instead, he went out and controlled the vast majority of Round 2. Of course, he ended up getting submitted in Round 3, but Nelson displayed a good amount of heart for a fighter who entered as a healthy (+165) underdog. Nelson's 0-2 record in the UFC is far from ideal, but the resiliency he displayed on Saturday may earn him another shot with the company.