PFL MMA’S international trenches have expanded even further thanks to their rapidly changing Challenger Series and wide talent overhaul. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a anaconda of iron whose ground attack has the opposition grasping at empty air as the promotion’s next submission specialist. A professional mixed martial artist since December 2013 and representing Drysdale’s Jiu-Jitsu, Marcelo Nunes holds a 9-2 record in 11 professional appearances comprised of seven submissions and two knockouts. Nunes has fought for several organizations over the course of his career as a professional MMA fighter including Cage Fury Fighting Championships and PFL MMA. He is 2-1 under the PFL MMA banner with two finishes under his belt in three appearances with the organization. 100 percent of Nunes’s victories during his time in the professional ranks have been inside the distance.
In his MMA debut, he submitted Nate Hoffman via armbar in round one. Nunes also defeated his next two opponents in John Soliz and Ron Imhoff. Then at KOTC Battle Tested, he tapped out Vic Hall in the first round via rear-naked choke. Nunes submitted Miguel Rios via triangle choke in round one. He defeated Jordan Suezfer via technical knockout in the first round in his promotional debut with Cage Fury Fighting Championships at CFFC 85. Nunes submitted Anthony Garrett in round one via arm-triangle choke at CFFC 103. In the main event of PFL MMA Challenger Series week six he tapped out UFC veteran Bevon Lewis via arm-triangle choke in the second round.
At PFL 7, Nunes submitted Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series season five alumni Dylan Potter in round one via arm-triangle choke. The victory Nunes the seventh submission win of his professional career in addition to back-to-back wins with PFL MMA. Grappling with Nunes is like putting your entire body into a metal vice when the pressure reaches a limb snapping threshold!
Nunes v Lewis PFL MMA Challenger Series 6
Marcelo Nunes vs Bevon Lewis | 2022 PFL Challenger Series – Week 6 – YouTube