(7/16/2017)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (24 Total):
1. Paul Felder - 93.0
2. Leslie Smith - 92.8
3. Khalil Rountree - 92.8
4. Santiago Ponzinibbio - 92.8
5. Galore Bofando - 92.4
6. Brett Johns - 92.1
7. Alexandre Pantoja - 92.0
8. Danny Henry - 92.0
9. Danny Roberts - 91.9
10. Jack Marshman - 90.8
UFC Fight Night 113: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Elevation: 131'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Gunnar Nelson
91.3
Fighters & Matches 89.3
Top 10 Fighters 92.3
TOTAL 90.8
91.2
TKO
(Punches & Elbows)
7:53
     Lemos started this fight with a series of hard kicks, and then she threw a spinning wheel kick, missed, fell down, and SMith pinned her against the fence to work some grouind & pound. Lemos stood back up a few seconds later, and they traded some knees from the clinch. They continued to chip away at each other, as Smith kept Lemos pressed up near the fence, where Smith was outworking Lemos with volume, while Lemos was probably landing the harder shots. Lemos started slowing down significantly in the last half of the round, as Smith continued to plow forward, throwing big shots. Lemos landed some heavy leg kicks, but that didn't stop Smith from pressing her against the fence, and chipping away at her with knees. Lemos tripped Smith from the clinch with 30 seconds left in the round, and pinned her with side control, but didn't do anything on the ground before the buzzer sounded, and Smith worked her way back to her feet in the final seconds, only to absorb a knee to the face just slightly after the buzzer. I'm scoring the first round for Smith, but it was definitely a competitive round of brawling.
     The second round picked up where they left off, with Lemos landing some big leg kicks, and Smith was pressuring her toward the fence, and picking her apart with active punch combinations. Lemos landed a couple of hard punches that caused Smith to back off a bit, but only for a few seconds. Smith unloaded with some big punch combinations and a couple of head kicks 90 seconds into the round. Lemos then dropped Smith with a leg kick, but Smith jumped back up, unloaded with some more punches, and nearly finished Lemos against the fence. Lemos fired back to prove she was still in the fight, and then Smith turned into a machinegun again. Lemos opened up a small cut on Smith's right eye. Smith continued to plow forward, throwing hundreds of punches, while mixing in some nice kicks to the body & a few elbows as well, forcing the referee to eventually step in to stop the fight. That was another exciting Terminator style performance by Leslie Smith. That was a solid debut for Lemos, but Smith proved to be too much for her in Lemos's UFC debut.
89.1
Decision
15:00
      These guys both came out throwing some crisp punches & kicks. Johns probably landed the harder shots, until Morales kicked him in the dick, but Johns brushed it off, and then shot in for a slick double leg takedown, pressing Morales up against the fence. Morales tried to defend himself with his guard, as Johns dropped a few sharp elbows, and continued to grind him against the fence. Johns sort of went for a can opener with 2 minutes left in the round, but gave that up in favor of dropping some more punches & elbows. The ground & pound from Johns looked & sounded heavy, as he pretty much dominated Morales for most of the first round. Round one clearly goes to Johns.
     The second round started with Johns immediately taking the center of the Octagon. They traded a few strikes, and then Johns shot for another double leg 90 seconds into the round, and he dumped Morales up against the fence again, landing back inside his guard. Johns started chipping away at the face of Morales with some big elbows, while he continued to grind him up against the fence. The rest of the round had Johns driving into Morales like a truck, while chipping away at him with short punches & elbows. Johns is clearly dominating this fight going into the final round.
     These guys traded punches at a fairly even pace to start the third round, and then Johns shot in for another takedown 90 seconds into the round, pressing Morales into the fence, before dumping him to the ground again. Morales gave up his back this time to try to work back to his feet, as Johns continued to pound on him, while he was clearly keeping an eye on rear-naked choke opportunities. The rest of the round was more of what you'd expect, with Johns pinning Morales against the fence, where he chipped away at him with punches & elbows, as he opened a cut on the left eye of Morales. With 90 seconds left in the round, Johns passed to quarter guard, he slapped on an arm-triangle choke, he couldn't quite get the leverage for it since they were too close to the fence, so he gave that up in favor of some more ground & pound to finish out the round. This fight was a clear 30-26 decision for Johns, and all 3 judges agreed, giving him the unanimous decision victory.
88.9
Decision
15:00
      Teymur started this fight with a series of leg kicks, and then he unloaded with some wild punches, rocking Henry up against the fence in the opening minute of his UFC debut. Teymur continued to chip away at Henry, before taking him down halfway through the round, where he was able to work some ground & pound in the center of the cage. Teymure stood up with 90 seconds left in the round, and threw some heavy leg kicks, while Henry just laid on the floor, waiting for the round to end. The referee stood them up with around 45 seconds left in the round, and Teymur dropped Henry with a hard inside leg kick. He popped back up, and they traded some random strikes until the end of the round. Round one clearly goes to Teymur.
     Teymur continued to beat up Henry during the first half of the second round, but Henry fought back, rocked Teymur halfway through the round, knocked him down, and then jumped on him, looking to setup a possible choke. They stood back up, and Henry started chasing Teymur, throwing huge punches & knees, he rocked him again, knocked him down with a minute left in the round, and he pinned him against the fence, to work some ground & pound. Henry locked on a tight rear-naked choke in the final 10 seconds of the round, but Teymur was able to hang on until the end of the round. This fight is pretty wild, and that was an insane comeback for Henry, which might have even turned that into a 10-8 round for Henry.
     Henry continued to unload on Teymur at the start of the final round, as Teymur was clearly exhausted, and Henry was plowing right through him with heavy punches. He shot for a takedown a minute into the round, Teymur grabbed the fence to save himself, but the referee ripped his arm away from the fence, and Henry dumped him to the ground. Henry spent the rest of the round beating the shit out of Teymur, stealing the successful UFC debut away from Teymur, with two rounds of absolute domination. That was a solid debut for both fighters, but Teymur just didn't have much left after the first round, and Henry showed a ton of heart, and an ability to fight through a hard 15 minutes. I scored this fight 29-26 for Daniel Henry, and all 3 judges basically agreed, giving him the hard fought unanimous decision victory in his UFC debut.
89.1
KO
(Slam & Punches)
2:10
      Bofando came out hopping around a lot, while throwing some wacky looking kicks and punches, while Ward was mostly standing in the center of the cage, waiting for Bofando to slow down. Bofando was picking apart Ward for the most part with random strikes, while moving around a LOT, which was irritating Ward, since he just wanted to stand & bang. Ward clinched 2 minutes into the round, pressed Bofando into the fence, Bofando threw him to the ground, and knocked out Ward by bouncing his head off the canvas, and then he punched him in the head a few more times before the referee realized he was out cold. That was a pretty weird & fun debut for Bofando.
90.4
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
12:31
      These guys traded some hard punches & kicks to start the first round, and Pantoja dropped Seery with a punch as he knocked him off balance 30 seconds into the round, but Seery popped back up, and they continued to chip away at each other with random punches & leg kicks. Pantoja rushed forward and knocked down Seery again 90 seconds into the round, and he jumped on him for a second, but Seery was able to get back up to his feet almost immediately. They continued to brawl at a fairly decent pace for the rest of the round. That was a competitive round, but I'm assuming Pantoja won the round based on the couple of times he knocked down Seery, even though those knockdowns were mostly just Seely getting knocked off balance for a second.
     Pantoja clinched early in the second round, and he worked some knees to Seery's body up against the fence. Pantoja looked like he was causing Seery to crumble, but they reset 90 seconds into the round, and Seery came back out swinging again. They continued to brawl at a high pace for the rest of the round, with both guys landing some serious shots, and I thought Pantoja was winning the round early, but Seery cracked Pantoja with a few punches that looked like they wobbled him late in the round, so that round could potentially go either way.
     The third round started with both guys meeting in the middle, they traded some wild punches, and then Pantoja scored a takedown 20 seconds into the round. Seery held on tight, probably hoping for a standup, but Pantoja passed to full mount, and then he started setting up a possible choke of some sort. After a brief scramble, Pantoja took Seery's back with 3 minutes left to work. He had the body triangle locked on, he slapped on a rear-naked choke, and forced Seery to submit in the last fight of Seery's career. That was a fantastic fight by both fighters, and a really solid win for Pantoja.
88.8
KO
(Punch)
8:59
      These guys both traded some heavy punches & kicks to start the first round, keeping things similar on the scorecards for the first half of the opening round. Roberts was probably landing the slightly cleaner strikes, until Nash took him down with 2 minutes left in the round. Roberts was able to scoot back toward the fence, which he used to sort of wall walk back to his feet with a minute left in the round. As soon as they stood back up, they both threw some wild strikes, with Roberts beating up Nash for a few seconds, which forced Nash to shoot for another takedown with 45 seconds left in the round. Round one probably goes to Nash based on top control & the two takedowns, but since he didn't really do anything on the ground, and Roberts beat him up on the feet, that round could go either way. Nash kind of caught him in a choke in the final seconds of the round though, so I'm assuming round one will go to Nash.
     Roberts continued to beat up Nash on the feet with his punches & kicks to start the second round, which forced Nash to clinch a minute into the round, looking for another takedown by pressing Roberts against the fence. Roberts did a good job defending that shot, he broke free from the clinch, landed a few solid shots, and then Nash kicked him in the dick. That shot was right square in the nuts, like a football punt. Roberts eventually recovered, and the fight continued. Roberts threw a pair of high kicks, and Nash sort of walked forward, trying to take advantage of the low blow he delivered to Roberts a minute or so earlier. Nash shot for another takedown halfway through the round, and he pulled him to the ground with a front choke, and then he quickly spun around to take the back of Roberts as they stood back up. Nash tried to do the backpack thing, and then he dumped Roberts to the ground again, but Roberts popped back up immediately, as Nash continued to clinch with his back. Nash picked Roberts up in the air, carried him a couple of feet, but failed to secure a takedown, so Roberts pressed him against the fence, and threw a few knees to his face before resetting back in the center of the cage. They traded a few more strikes, and then Roberts dropped Nash with a clean left hand, and the referee jumped in to stop the fight before he even checked to see if Nash was awake, but Nash stayed on the ground for a little while, so I guess it was a good stoppage. Congrats to Roberts for another solid win.
85.7
Decision
15:00
      These guys started the first round by trading some big heavy punches, at a somewhat slow pace, but they clearly had some power behind their shots. A cut opened under Mulheron's left eye halfway through the round. Willis scored a takedown with 2 minutes left in the round. It was a very slow takedown, but it worked. Mulheron slowly worked his way back to his feet, and they reset with 90 seconds left in the round. Round one probably goes to Justin Willis, based partially on the takedown, and he also probably landed the better punches.
     The second round was a pretty slow paced round, where both guys were trading big single punches, but there was a lot of dead air in between offensive moments from either fighter. Mulheron whiffed with a spinning backfist with 90 seconds left in the round, Willis ducked under it, clinched, and took him to the ground. Willis probably won that round with his takedown again. This fight isn't very fun, compared to the rest of the fights on the card so far. I have Willis ahead 20-18 going into the final round.
     Both guys traded some slow punches in the final round, but there was a lot of boring clinching, and the fight started to look more like a Sumo wrestling match. Willis took down Mulheron with a minute left in the round again, and he basically just smothered him against the fence until the end of the round. This fight should be a 30-27 decision for Justin Willis in his UFC debut, but it was a pretty boring fight overall. During his post fight interview, Willis dropped multiple "Fucks" and "Shits", and based on his boring ass decision, I feel like he could potentially get the boot. I don't know how sensitive they are with foul language on Fox Sports, but I really wasn't impressed by his performance here.
89.9
KO
(Punches)
4:58
      These guys started the first round with Craig testing the waters with some long kicks, while Rountree backed him up with some big punches. Craig landed a few decent slapping kicks, but whenever he would throw a kick, Rountree would fire back with fists of fire. Rountree knocked Craig's head back with a few of his heaviest punches. Craig shot for a takedown with a minute left in the round, and Rountree dropped him with a punch, and then kicked him in the body while Craig was trying to stand back up. Rountree was well on his way to securing the round, and then once he heard the 10 second clapper, he unloaded on Craig, knocked him down with a right hand, and finished him off with a series of hard punches on the ground. Rountree then stood above him, staring down, like an animal admiring his kill. That was a really strong performance by Khalil Rountree. I'm shocked that Craig didn't try harder to take this fight to the ground.
87.6
Decision
15:00
      The first round started with Janes dancing around the outside, while Marshman controlled the center of the cage. Marshman was picking apart Janes with punches, but he wasn't landing as often as he probably would have liked. I just realized Ryan Janes looks like Glass Joe from Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! I mostly noticed it, when Marshman would land a big uppercut or a straight right hand to the chin of Janes, which would knock his head back in cartoon fashion. Janes started to fire back with a few decent punches, but for the most part, Marshman was connecting with the cleaner combinations. With 30 seconds left in the round, Marshman nearly knocked the head off of Janes. Round one goes to Marshman.
     The second round had both guys trading random strikes at a fairly even pace, but Marshman rocked Janes a few times with some big combinations. Janes clinched with 2 minutes left in the round, and pressed Marshman against the fence. Marshman finally broke free with 40 seconds left in the round. Janes might have stolen that round with his clinching, but he really didn't do much of anything from the clinch. When they split up, Marshman threw some bombs to cap off the round. I have Marshman ahead 20-18 going into the final round, but it could be all tied up.
     They were both moving around quite a bit in the final round, but they weren't throwing as often as they were in the first two rounds. Janes was controlling the center of the Octagon in the third round, and their striking exchanges were similar. Marshman was having some issues with the range of Janes, but that didn't stop him from throwing heavy punches whenever he saw openings. Janes forced Marshman into the fence for some clinchwork with a minute left in the round, and he blasted him with some big knees to the body. When they split up, Marshman lost his mouthpiece (for the second time in the fight). The referee rinsed it off, had him put it back in, Marshman spit it out again by accident, the referee told him to keep it in his mouth, and then Janes beat him up until the end of the round. The third round goes to Janes, but I still have Marshman winning this fight, 29-28, after a competitive 15 minutes of boxing. All 3 judges agreed with me, giving the unanimous decision to Jack Marshman. That was a close fight though.
89.8
KO
(Elbows)
3:57
      This fight started with both guys trading some random strikes, with Felder landing the cleaner shots, and then Ray clinched one minute into the round, and pressed Felder against the fence. They traded control of the clinch for a minute or so, and Felder landed a couple of hard knees to Ray's body. Ray dropped down for a takedown 2 minutes into the round, but Felder stuffed the shot without much of an issue. The control of the clinch was pretty even for the most part, but Felder was the only one landing any strikes, including a hard elbow to Ray's head. Felder dropped Ray with a big knee with 90 seconds left in the round, and then he jumped on him, and landed some big punches. Ray was able to recover, as he pulled half guard, but Felder continued to drop some big elbows & punches, until he eventually knocked out Stevie Ray with a pair of brutal elbows. That was a fantastic finish for Paul Felder, in a really important fight for him. Congrats to Paul Felder for being the first person to ever knockout Stevie Ray.
89.2
Decision
15:00
      Calderwood threw a few kicks, and then stuffed a shot, and threw an elbow as they reset. Calderwood continued to chip away at Calvillo with punches & leg kicks, while Calvillo was clearly having some trouble with Calderwood's range. Calvillo shot for a quick takedown with 45 seconds left in the round, and she immediately took Calderwood's back, and started working for a rear-naked choke. Calderwood spun around into her guard, and Calvillo slapped on an armbar. They rolled around for a few more seconds, as Calderwood did an excellent job defending until the buzzer sounded. Calderwood won 4 minutes of that fight, and Calvillo won the final minute, and she might have stolen the round with her submission attempts. I'm not sure how the judges will score that.
     They continued to trade strikes to start the second round, and Calderwood's nose started bleeding. The striking was competitive, but I thought Calderwood was pretty clearly picking apart Calvillo with her punches & kicks for most of the second round. They both threw spinning backfists at the same time with 90 seconds left in the round, and Calderwood was the only one to connect, as she knocked Calvillo halfway across the Octagon. Calderwood's nose looks fucked up with all that blood, but other than that, round two pretty clearly goes to Joanne Calderwood. I think I have her ahead 20-18 going into the final round, but the first round could have maybe gone either way.
     They continued to trade strikes to start the third round, Calderwood was picking apart Calvillo with leg kicks & punches again, and then Calvillo went for a takedown 90 seconds in, and Calderwood stuffed the shot with ease, and they reset for some more striking. Calvillo tried a couple more times to test the distance for a takedown, but Calderwood did a fantastic job keeping the fight on the feet for 4+ minutes of the round. Calvillo took her down and took her back again with 30 seconds left in the fight, but Calderwood did a good job defending against the choke for the most part, Calvillo locked it on to finish the round, but Calderwood was saved by the buzzer. I don't know man. Realistically, Calvillo probably won the first round, Calderwood clearly won the second round, and I'm giving the third round to Calderwood. The only reason I'm giving Calvillo the first round and not the third, is because she controlled a full minute with her grappling, but the final round she only controlled about 30 seconds. Either way, this fight could very well go to a split-decision. All 3 judges gave Calvillo all 3 rounds, which I think is bullshit. She's annoying, and she's a stupid fighter. Her gameplan was retarded, and she only "clearly won" about 2 minutes of the 15 minutes.
91.3
KO
(Punches)
1:22
      Nelson knocked Ponzinibbio with a pair of punches in the first 30 seconds. Nelson continued to land with some really clean punches, and then Ponzinibbio fired back with a hard right hand, he rocked Nelson, he chased him, continued to unload on him with some big punch combinations while Nelson's back was against the fence, Nelson went down, clearly unconscious, and the referee jumped in to stop the fight. That was easily the biggest win of Santiago Ponzinibbio's career, especially considering where this fight took place. Congrats to Ponzinibbio for a hell of a showing.
OVERALL 90.8
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