While the MMA world has been fixated Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather tour, McGregor’s Ireland teammate and friend Gunnar Nelson is fighting Santiago Ponzinibbio this weekend.
Who will walk out the victor? Read on to get the Gunnar Nelson vs Santiago Ponzinibbio predictions…
LatinoAtlete.com has our predictions for the upcoming Gunnar Nelson vs Santiago Ponzinibbio fight this weekend inside SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.
Gunnar Nelson will attempt to win his third bout on Sunday against Argentinian powerhouse Santiago Ponzinibbio in a five-round welterweight main event.
Which welterweight MMA fighter is poised to be the successor of the two men battling it out for UFC Fight Night?
Currently, the win in our book is leaning towards Santiago Ponzinibbio (24-3) against Gunnar Nelson (16-2-1).
There is a lot of hype behind Nelson, but that is mainly to do with his Ireland relation to Conor McGregor. Hands down Ponzinibbio is the better fighter of the two.
When it comes to Nelson wanted a higher-profile opponent, he may not think so, but Ponzinibbio is a legit threat. The reason why Gunnar thinks he’s going to beat Ponzinibbio is because he hasn’t made much noise, despite his 6-2 UFC record.
The “Gente Boa” is known for his jab, which sets up his overhand right. Plus, Santiago knows how to keep on the pressure. If Gunnar thinks the 5 round match is going to be easy he is in for a huge surprise. Santiago skill set is top notch.
Here is what the “Gente Boa” had to say about fighting Gunnar on Sunday:
“I was already expecting a big fight. I’m coming off four wins with two first-round knockouts and two unanimous decisions in my opponent’s homes, so I knew I’d be fighting for something bigger. I expected an important fight now, and I’m happy to be in a main event against a good athlete like Gunnar Nelson. He has a good history in the UFC.”
We are hoping that Ponzinibbio wins with a KO in the third round. You know, give the fans a show and then take out Gunnar Nelson.