Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the hurt business tonight (Sun., July 16, 2017) for UFC Fight Night 113, which is set to go down from inside SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland and will feature a Welterweight bout between submission specialist Gunnar Nelson and Santiago Ponzinibbio. In the co-main event of the evening, rising sensation Cynthia Calvillo — who is undefeated in her pro career at 5-0 — will take on Joanne Calderwood who is coming off a loss to Jessica Andrade.
What UFC event is on tonight? UFC Fight Night 113: “Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio”
Who is fighting tonight at UFC Fight Night 113? Gunnar Nelson vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio is the main event
When does UFC Fight Night 113 start? Today (Sun., July 16, 2017), beginning at 12 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass.
Where will UFC Fight Night 113 take place? SSE Hydro Glasgow, Scotland.
How can I watch UFC Fight Night 113? Main card start time at 3 p.m ET on FOX Sports 1 "Prelims" undercard on FOX Sports 1 start time at 1 p.m. ET. Early Fight Pass “Prelims” start at 12 p.m. ET.
Where can I get UFC Fight Night 113 updates and results? Get full play-by-play updates and live coverage here!
Santiago Ponzinibbio will look to make a name for himself when he takes on Gunnar Nelson, one of the most highly-touted grapplers in the sport, and add to his four-fight win streak. Nelson, meanwhile, will look to earn his third straight victory.
Like most of these overseas fight cards on Sunday — no less — there is little to peak ones interest. In fact, I a more interested in seeing if Calvillo can keep it going against Calderwood. The main event, it really doesn’t do a whole lot for me.
Original Card vs. Actual Card:
Mark Godbeer was expected to face Justin Willis before he pulled out of the fight with an injury. Lina Lansberg was expected to face Leslie Smith before she pulled out for undisclosed reasons. Mitch Gagnon was expected to face Brett Johns but was ultimately replaces for Albert Morales.
Mark Good beer was the only one who had a legit injury to take him out of the event.
Justin Willis will be making the jump from WSOF to the UFC for the first time against newcomer James Mulheron. Galore Bofando, Danny Henry and Amanda Lemos will also look to shine in their Octagon debuts.
How The “Prelims” Look:
Most of the FOX Sports 1 “Prelim” bouts feature fighters who are still trying to climb out of the shadows in order to make names for themselves, so you can’t blame me -- or anyone else -- for not jumping up and down in elation.
Who Needs A Win Badly:
No one’s really on the chopping block heading into this event.
Interest Level: 4/10.
Events like these I just don’t get. There are no meaningful fights. nothing on the line, etc. P;us, the “Mayweather vs. McGregor” world tour has been all anyone is talking about, so I’m willing to bet most people forgot about this event, if they didn’t know about it before, that is. That said, I am liking the Paul Felder vs Stevie Ray fight, as it is my choice to win “Fight of the Night.” Other than that, the card is below average. Calvillo has looked great in her first two UFC fights and the promotion seems to be behind her. A win over “Jo Jo” will go a long way in making her the star UFC wants her to be.
Full UFC Fight Night 113 Fight Card:
UFC Fight Night 113 Main Event:
170 lbs.: Gunnar Nelson vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
UFC Fight Night 113 Main Card On FOX Sports 1 (3 p.m. ET):
115 lbs.: Joanne Calderwood vs. Cynthia Calvillo
155 lbs.: Paul Felder vs. Stevie Ray
185 lbs.: Ryan Janes vs. Jack Marshman
205 lbs.: Paul Craig vs. Khalil Rountree
265 lbs.: James Mulheron vs. Justin Willis
UFC Fight Night 113 “Prelims” On FOX Sports 1 (1 p.m. ET):
170 lbs.: Bobby Nash vs. Danny Roberts
125 lbs.: Alexandre Pantoja vs. Neil Seery
170 lbs.: Galore Bofando vs. Charlie Ward
155 lbs.: Danny Henry vs. Daniel Teymur
UFC Fight Night 113 “Prelims” On UFC Fight Pass (12 p.m. ET):
135 lbs.: Brett Johns vs. Albert Morales
135 lbs.: Amanda Lemos vs. Leslie Smith
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