Ponzinibbio then gave a prediction for his battle with Nelson, forecasting a knockout, which he believes will put him near the front of the queue for a welterweight title shot. Nelson was so stunned that he began to wrestle the referee as he came to his senses.
Jul 16, 2017; Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom; Joanne Calderwood (red gloves) reacts after her loss to Cynthia Calvillo (not pictured) during UFC Fight Night at SSE Hydro. 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.
The main event of the evening is underway in Glasgow! The two ended up jockeying for position in the clinch, and Felder landed a lovely knee up the middle that dropped Ray to his back. Devastating first-round KO from @SPonzinibbioMMA!
Nelson had won his last two fights by submission and was hoping to break into the top five.
Nelson, a teammate of UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor at SBG Ireland, was looking to improve on his two-fight win streak inside the Octagon. If a jab of mine did this, imagine my right hand. She almost secured a rear-naked choke only to have the bell sound to end the fight at the end of the third.
Seery went toe-to-toe with rising Brazilian prospect Alexandre Pantoja in a thrilling bout before eventually succumbing to a third-round rear-naked choke.
For his part, Ponzinibbio stated: “I practiced a long time for this fight and I was sure I would win”. I can’t wait to fight.
There was further disappointment for Charlie Ward as the Portlaoise native was brutally knocked out in the first round of his bout with England’s Galore Bofando. Fighting a back-and-forth battle that wowed the crowd, Henry came from behind to score a unanimous decision victory.