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UFC Fight Night 113: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio

SSE Hydro | Glasgow, Scotland

Suday, July 16, 2017

CARD RATING

The card started out with two knockouts. The first one happened in the second round between Leslie Smith vs. Amanda Lemos.  This was followed up by an unexpected knockout in the first round in the Galore Bofando vs. Charie Ward fight. The Danny Henry vs. Daniel Teymur match was a very exciting fight to watch.  A back and forth battle between Alexandre Pantoja and Neil Seery ends in a rear naked choke submission. The main event of the Prelim fight between Bobby Nash and Danny Roberts also ended in a vicious knock out in round 2.  The fight between Paul Craig and Khalil Rountree was about to go to the second round when a knock out occurred at 4:56 of the first round! That was a good fight.  The fight between Paul Felder vs. Stevie Ray also ended in the first round by a KO at 3:57.  The main event between Gunnar Nelson and Santigo Ponzinibbio ended before it begun with a KO at 1:22 of Round 1.  This is a fight worth seeing!

Overall, this card averaged a score of 3.58/5 therefore giving the card a rating of 5/5 making this our 2nd best card of the year following the Aldo vs. Holloway fight card on June 3.

Until next time, Stay Tuned, Stay Focused. Good Night till the Next Fight.

Fighting out of the BLUE CORNER and fighting out of the RED CORNER

MAIN CARD

Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson (Reykjavik, Iceland) 16 – 2 – 1 vs. Santigo “Gente Bao” Ponzinibbio (La Plata, Argentina) 24 – 3 – 0 Welterweight

  • ROUND 1 – Nelson starts off with a strike that backs Ponzinibbio up however Ponzinibbio recovers well.  A hook by Ponzinibbio stuns Nelson and backs him up against the cage.  Ponzinibbio unloads with a few heavy hits that drop Nelson.  And this fight is over before it’s even begun! The referee jumped in to stop the fight.  Santigo Ponzinibbio wins by KO at 1:22 of Round 1.  Fight Rate: 4/5

PRELIMS

 

Bobby “Nashty” Nash (Michigan, USA) 8 – 2 – 0 vs. Danny “Hot Chocolate” Roberts (Liverpool, England) 13 – 2 – 0 Welterweight

  • ROUND 1 – Round one starts with a few kicks by Roberts.  Both fighters have settled down a bit and are more relaxed, as they both are starting to land some strikes. With two minutes to go in the round Nash takes Roberts down and pins him against the cage.  Roberts gets up and lands a few hard punches, however Nash puts an end to it with another take down.  The round ends with Nash in control.  We give this round to Nash for the 2 take downs and controlling Roberts with his wrestling.
  • ROUND 2 – We start round two with both fighters exchanging combos.  Nash attempts a take down however Roberts is defending well. He escapes but catches a kick to his groin area.  The referee puts a stop to the action to give Roberts time to recover.  The fight continues.  Roberts then attempts a take down on Nash, however Nash quickly reverses it.  Roberts gets loose and lands a heavy body kick, followed by a big hook and drops Nash.  The referee jumps in right away, seeing that Nash is out and puts a end to the fight.  Danny Roberts wins my TKO at 3:59 of Round 2. Fight rate 4/5

Alexandre “The Cannibal” Pantoja (Arraial Do Cabo , Brazil) 17 – 2 – 0  vs. Neil “2 Tap”Seery (Dublin, Ireland) 16 – 12 – 0 Flyweight

Fight Fact!  This will be Neil Seery’s last fight, as this will be his retirement fight.  

  • ROUND 1 – This fight doesn’t take long to get started.  Both fighters come out fast.  Pantoja lands big punch that drops Seery.  He recovers well and lands a strike that drops Pantoja.  Pantoja recovers well also.  Both fighters are trading punches and kicks.  Seery seems to be the fighter that is throwing more where as Pantoja seems to be the more effective striker.  This is a very close round to call however we will give this round to Seery for being in control for majority of the round with his striking.
  • ROUND 2 – Patoja starts off the round quick, landing some big strikes and knees to Seery’s body against the cage.  Seery gets out of danger and is now trading shots with Pantoja in the middle of the Octagon.  These two fighters are going at it!  The round ends.  It was a close round once again.  We will give this round to Pantoja for his control at the beginning of the round, as the strikes seem to equal each other out.
  • ROUND 3 – As the round starts, both fighters come out trading punches.  Pantoja then changes the pace of the fight and takes Seery down with a take down.  Pantoja baits Seery to give up his back, and he gets it.  Pantoja is now working for a rear naked choke.  Seery defending it well, however, it’s too much to handle and Pantoja forces Seery to tap.  Alexandre Pantoja wins by Rear Naked Choke at 2:31of Round 3 Fight Rate: 4/5


Galore Bofando
(London, England)  4 – 2 – 0 vs. Charlie “Relentless” Ward (Dublin, Ireland) 3 – 2  – 0 Welterweight

Fight Fact! This is Galore Bofando’s UFC debut. Charlie Ward is a teammate of Connor McGregor. 

  • ROUND 1 – Bofando starts the round off with big kicks.  Both fighters are standing in the middle of the Octagon.  Ward grabs Bofando and pins up against the cage.  Bofando grabs Ward and slams him down to the ground. Wow!!! Ward is out!  The fight is over! Galore Bofando wins by KO at 2:10 of the first round. Fight Rate: 4/5


Danny “The Hatchet” Henry
(Edinburgh, Scotland) 10 – 2 – 0 vs. Daniel “Kid Dynamite” Teymur (Stockholm, Sweden) 6 – 0 – 0 Lightweight

  • ROUND 1 – Teymur starts of the fight with big leg kicks, followed by a big hook which wobbles Henry, Henry looks to be in trouble. However he recovers very well. Teymur then presses Henry and land a few more strikes to the head.  Teymur lands a leg kick that drops Henry.  Henry defends well and gets back up. The round ends with both fighting looking to land powerful punches. We give this round to Teymur for landing more effective striking and almost ending the fight.
  • ROUND 2 – Teymur comes up landing two uppercuts that land on Henry.  Henry replies back with a combo of his own.  Henry then attempts a take down against the cage.  Teymur defends well and reverses the position, landing a few elbows and knees as he exits the situation. Henry lands a combo that wobbles Teymur, followed by a take down.  With 2 minutes to go in the round the momentum has changed to favour Henry.  Henry then drops Teymur with a body shot and is looking to end the fight with less then 40 seconds to go.  The referee is looking close, Teymur give his back up to defend the punches while Henry sinks in a submission and has it tight.  It looks like Teymur is fading however the horn blows and saves Teymur.  We give this round to Henry for taking control of this round and almost putting and end to the fight.
  • ROUND 3 – Teymur looking to land some big punches.  Henry then counters, and backs Teymur against the cage landing some big strikes, followed by a take down.  The referee is starting to walk in for a better look as Henry sinks in a submission attempt.  Teymur defends well, however he is not in a good situation.  With two minutes to go in the round, Henry has total control of this round.  The horn blows with no ending of the fight.  We give this round to Henry and call the fight 29-28 for Henry.  Let’s see how the judges call it.  They score the fight; 29-28, 29-28, 29-26    Danny Henry wins by unanimous decision. Fight Rate: 3/5

EARLY PRELIMS

 

Brett “The Pikey” Johns (Swansea, Wales) 13- 0 – 0  vs. Albert “The Warrior” Morales (California, USA) 7 – 1 – 1 Bantamweight

  • ROUND 1 – Both fighters come out very intense, exchanging combos. Johns then pins Morales against the cage and takes him down dropping a few elbows on Morales’ head.  Morales doing a good job defending against any damaging strikes.  We have 2 minutes left in this round and Johns still has Morales down on the mat.  Johns now starting to find some openings in Morales defence, landing some body and head strikes.  The horn blows ending the round. We give this round to Johns for his control of the round with his take down.
  • ROUND 2 – The second round starts off the same way as the first, as they both come out exchanging combos.  Johns with another attempted take down, which he gets.  Johns is landing some strikes and controlling Morales on the mat. Morales tries to escape, however Johns controls him and continues to be on top of him landing strikes.  Less then a minute to go in the round.  Round 2 ends the same as round 1, talk about Deja vu.  We give this round to Johns for his control with his take down and controlling Morales.
  • ROUND 3 – Round 3 starts again with a combo exchange by both fighters.  Morales seems to be doing a better job in the striking.  Johns then decides to attempt a takedown and gets it once again.  Johns now has Morales pinned, as he moves to take his back.  Morales defends well, however Johns still has control and is still on top of Morales.  Johns now attempting a head and arm triangle submission  with less then a minutes to go.  Morales defends well, however the round ends. We give this round again to Johns.  We score this fight 30-27 for Johns. Lets see is the judges agree. They score the fight 30-27, 30-27, 30-27. Brett Johns wins by unanimous decision.  Fight Rate: 3/5

 

Amanda Lemos  (Para, Brazil) 6 – 0 – 1  vs. Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith (California  USA) 9 – 7 – 1 Bantanweight

Fight Fact! This is the UFC Debut for Amanda Lemos. 

  • ROUND 1 – The card has officially started, here we go.  The fight starts out with a low kick by Lemos.  Lemos puts together a few good combos that land on Smith’s face.  Smith responses with a combo of her own.  Lemos attempts a spinning back fist which Smith catches mid way and takes her down.  Both fighters scramble and are now both standing and exchanging strikes.  A minute to go in the first round.  Lemos being the more effective striker, attempts a take down with 30 seconds to go, and gets it.  The round ends and we give this round to Lemos for the effective striking and control late in the round.
  • ROUND 2 – Both fighters come out with heavy strikes.  Lemos with a leg kick that drops Smith.  Smith quickly gets back up and is landing big knees and punches on Lemos.  Smith is now stalking Lemos and continues to land her strikes. This fight looks close to being stopped.  As we type that the referee steps in and ends the fight. Leslie Smith wins at 2:53 of Round 2 by TKO.  Fight Rate: 4/5

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