Ahead of this fight with Nelson, Ponzinibbio spoke with MMAFighting.com about the contest itself, and where a win puts him in the stacked welterweight division. "In the first exchange I caught him with an uppercut and he poked me in the eye and I really should have said something because I was seeing double for the rest of the fight".
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"I trained very hard for a long time and I knew that the positive results would come", Ponzinibbio said.
"I'd like to get another fight before the end of the year", the rising star said.
Seery went toe-to-toe with rising Brazilian prospect Alexandre Pantoja in a thrilling bout before eventually succumbing to a third-round rear-naked choke. It is the biggest win of Ponzinibbio's career and headlined the event at SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. Give me who you like.
"Some people might think I'm being put there to lose to Gunnar Nelson". My coaches always believed in me and they made me believe in myself.
"They've been there every step of the way, and I can't thank them enough for that". It has just been a fantastic journey.
There was further disappointment for Charlie Ward as the Portlaoise native was brutally knocked out in the first round of his bout with England's Galore Bofando. We've seen body slam knockouts before.
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