Updates, results and action from Gunnar Nelson vs Santiago Ponzinibbio

Ruben Hill
July 17, 2017

Nelson has won his last two fights, earning performance of the night honors in both of them.

Ponzinibbio staggered Nelson with a right hand and then finished him with a crushing left hand against the cage at 1:22 of the first round in Glasgow, Scotland. Nelson backed to the fence and tried to cover up, but Ponzinibbio followed with a clean jab that ended the fight.

Conor McGregor's team didn't have a great night at UFC: Glasgow. "It's a main event, so more people will watch me and see what I can do". "This was a very big test for me". I can't wait to fight. I've just got to keep showing what I can do and keep getting better. I am the next champion of this division. Give me who you like. Finding an opening, Nelson stunned Ponzinibbio wit ha lead uppercut. After losing the first round, the Scottish lightweight caught the Swede with a right hand.

"I thought I was doing really well in the beginning", Nelson said. He came close to finishing the fight on two occasions with a rear naked choke. Johns threatened with a head and arm choke in the third round, but eventually took the win by unanimous decision. "I'm more than ready to battle". Devastating first-round KO from @SPonzinibbioMMA!

Stevie Ray, fighting out his contract in Glasgow, is another unanimous pick for our staff, despite being paired off against risky lightweight Paul Felder. The 32-year-old wore a small capsule filled with his father's ashes around his neck to the Octagon.

Leading the charge on the bonuses was Paul Felder, whose father succumbed to pancreatic cancer just before his son's fight camp started, as he prepared to fight Scotland's own Stevie Ray.

Ray, who is from Scotland and had the crowd behind him, unsuccessfully worked for takedowns early.

His record showcases incredible finishes in nine of his 10 wins with five knockouts and four submissions. He is 6-3 overall inside the Octagon.

Paul Craig and Jack Marshman were also clean sweeps; Craig is especially surprising given he's facing the tough Khalil Rountree in light heavyweight action.

The end looked as if it would come via a stunning knockout. That's how I fight since I started in this sport. Craig falls to 1-2 in the UFC.

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