Gunnar Nelson vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio set for UFC Glasgow main event

The UFC Glasgow main event was announced by the promotion today and it’s an exciting one for Irish MMA fans as SBG’s Icelandic import Gunnar Nelson takes on Argentinian Santiago Ponzinibbio.

Ponzinibbio is 24-3 in his career and is currently on a 4-fight win streak following a loss to current Bellator welterweight title contender Lorenz Larkin in 2015.

Nelson, 16-2-1, has won seven of his nine UFC bouts to date and is currently ranked as number nine in the official rankings, four places above his opponent.

UFC Glasgow, which also features Ireland’s Neil Seery, takes places on July 16th with tickets going on sale June 2nd.

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