Nelson vs Ponzinibbio: UFC Fight Night 113 in Glasgow
ULTIMATE Fighting Championship action happens in Glasgow, Scotland, this weekend as it plays “UFC Fight Night 113.”
Headlined by the welterweight collision of Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson (#8) of Iceland and Santiago “Gente Boa” Ponzinibbio (#14) of Argentina, the latest Fight Night happens on Sunday (Manila time) at The SSE Hydro in Scotland.
Co-main event will be the women’s strawweight battle between hometown bet Joanne “Jojo” Calderwood (#8) and Cynthia Calvillo of the United States (#14).
Mr. Nelson (16-2-1) enters the contest riding a two-fight winning streak, the last one coming just last March over Alan Jouban by way of an impressive second-round submission (guillotine choke).
Prior to that, he was also victorious over Albert Tumenov in May last year by submission but by rear-naked choke.
The fighter from Iceland is now looking to add Mr. Ponzinibbio to his list of conquered while also giving his assault on the title currently held by Tyron Woodley added boost.
Mr. Ponzinibbio (24-3), for his part, has racked up four straight wins in the UFC, the last two by unanimous decision.
He has been highly underrated for much of his UFC tenure but is looking to create bigger waves which he hopes to get to do with a win over Mr. Nelson.
In the co-main event, Scottish fighter Calderwood (11-2) shoots for a bounce-back win after losing in her previous fight against Jessica Andrade last September by submission (guillotine choke) in the opening round.
She has gone 2-2 in her last four fights after winning her first nine in her professional mixed martial arts career and is out to establish some consistency anew.
Her opponent, Ms. Calvillo (5-0), has been undefeated in her first five pro fights and is being considered as the next big thing in the division.
UFC Fight Night 113: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio will be shown live on Sunday beginning at 3 a.m. over Hyper Ch. 91 in SD or 261 in HD on Cignal TV. Replay is at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the same day.
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