Nelson, an honorable mention in the welterweight rankings, is a 28-year-old Icelandic submission
specialist. After a rough 1-2 stretch that included decision losses to vets Rick Story and Demian
Maia, Nelson has rebounded with back-to-back submission wins over Albert Tumenov and Alan Jouban
in his two most recent appearances. Both of the victories, which give Nelson 12 submission victories
in 16 career wins, earned “Performance of the Night” honors.
NELSON vs PONZINIBBIO
CALDERWOOD vs CALVILLO
Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT
Venue: Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland.
UFC Fight Night: NELSON vs PONZINIBBIO – Live Stream
He now meets Ponzinibbio, a 30-year-old Argentine fighter who gets his biggest opportunity since
joining the UFC in 2013. With a recent decision victory over Nordine Taleb, “The Ultimate Fighter:
Brazil 2” semifinalist now has a four-fight winning streak. Although 13 of his 24 career wins have
come via knockout, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt also has six career submission victories.