Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender Gunnar Nelson will assume headlining duties against Argentinean standout Santiago Ponzinibbio for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 113 mixed martial arts (MMA) event inside SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sun., July 16, 2017.
After dropping a lopsided decision loss to top contender Demian Maia, Nelson (14-2-1) was able to rattle off back-to-back submission victories over Albert Tumenov and Alan Jouban. The Icelander has 15 finishes in 16 wins.
Ponzinibbio (24-3), meanwhile, rebounded from a technical knockout loss to Lorenz Larkin to fire off four straight wins. “Gente Boa” was last seen outpointing the venerable Nordine Taleb back in February.
Watch them face off in the embedded video player above.
UFC Fight Night 113 will also feature Scotland's own Joanne Calderwood facing off against the unbeaten Cynthia Calvillo in strawweight action, while Paul Felder and Stevie Ray hook ‘em up at 155 pounds.
Check out their staredowns below:
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 113 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 1 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 3 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.
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