Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

UFC Fight Night 113: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio Results

UFC Fight Night 113: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio Results

Ward's, on the other hand, fell to 3-3.

Nelson rocked Ponzinibbio early, but the Argentinian wasted no time returning the favor, clipping Nelson and putting him on the back foot.

The Brazilian took the win in the third round and heralded the 37-year-old as "a legend" in his post fight address.

Smith has now won two straight in the UFC. "This was a very big test for me". I do my best every day and fight with my heart. I have great respect for Gunnar and I was sure he was ready for war. I'll fight better than ever. If I'd had 10 more seconds she would have been done, she would have been tapped out.

Nelson had won his last two fights by submission and was hoping to break into the top five. He also darted in with a lead left that caught Ponzinibbio flush.

Now it's Ponzinibbio with a right hand and he staggers Nelson.

Tense moments and then Nelson lands a grazing uppercut and another punch behind it that sends Ponzinibbio backwards.

The welterweight division is notoriously a snake pit, where it's tough to string together several wins in a row, but if the fighters at 170 pounds didn't have an eye on Ponzinibbio before now, he certainly made everyone pay attention to him with this victory. Nelson, who had been campaigning for a highly ranked opponent prior to Sunday, is now 7-3 in the UFC.

STARSPORT introduce you to the hottest Octagon girls in UFC. She almost secured a rear-naked choke only to have the bell sound to end the fight at the end of the third. Johns threatened with a head and arm choke in the third round, but eventually took the win by unanimous decision. She also bloodied Calderwood's nose with a left hook, right hand combination in the second. The co-feature is between Scotland's own Joanne Calderwood (11-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Cynthia Calvillo (5-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at straw weight.

With this knockout, Ponzinibbio now has 14 career first-round finishes.

Stevie Ray, fighting out his contract in Glasgow, is another unanimous pick for our staff, despite being paired off against unsafe lightweight Paul Felder.

Felder, of Philadelphia, lost his father to cancer just one week before starting his camp for Ray in Milwaukee. "I see myself finishing him".

Ray, who is from Scotland and had the crowd behind him, unsuccessfully worked for takedowns early. He finished the fight with hard elbows out of Ray's guard. He is 6-3 overall inside the Octagon.

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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