Gunnar Nelson returns in the main event of UFC Fight Night 113 as the UFC has announced he will take on Santiago Ponzinibbio in Glasgow.
UFC Fight Night 113 will be held on 16 July 2017 at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) May 12, 2017
Following a unanimous decision loss to Demian Maia at UFC 194, Gunnar Nelson has rebounded nicely with a two-fight winning streak. A submission win over Albert Tumenov at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski was followed by another submission win over Alan Jouban Submission at UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson. Both of these wins earned Nelson a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus.
Ponzinibbio is currently riding an impressive four-fight winning streak of his own. Two first round TKO wins over Andreas Ståhl and Court McGee were followed most recently by two unanimous decision wins over Zak Cummings and Nordine Taleb.
With this fight announcement, UFC Fight Night 113 now looks like this:
Gunnar Nelson vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Joanne Calderwood
Khalil Rountree vs. Paul Craig
Jack Marshman vs. Ryan Janes
Mark Godbeer vs. Justin Willis
Charlie Ward vs. Galore Bofando
Danny Roberts vs. Bobby Nash
Stevie Ray vs. Paul Felder
Brett Johns vs. Mitch Gagnon
Neil Seery vs. Alexandre Pantoja