UFC Fight Night 113 post-event facts: Knockouts, rare finishes and striking records

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The UFC made its second trip to Scotland with Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 113 event at SSE Hydro in Glasgow with an FS1-televised card that followed early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

In the main event, Santiago Ponzinibbio (25-3 MMA, 7-2) put on the performance of his career when he knocked out highly regarded welterweight Gunnar Nelson (16-3-1 MMA, 7-3 UFC) in just 82 seconds.

Ponzinibbio’s victory closed out a 12-fight card with seven stoppages, but none was more significant than what “Gente Boa” did in the headliner.

For more on the numbers behind the UFC’s latest fight card, check below for 40 post-event facts to come out of UFC Fight Night 113.

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General

Gunnar Nelson

The UFC-Reebok Athlete Outfitting payout for the event totaled $77,500.

Debuting fighters went 3-3 at the event.

Ponzinibbio, Paul Felder, Danny Henry and Daniel Teymur earned $50,000 UFC Fight Night 113 fight-night bonuses.

UFC Fight Night 113 drew an announced attendance of 10,589 for a live gate of $1.2 million.

Betting favorites went 9-3 on the card.

Total fight time for the 12-bout card was 1:56:48.

Main card

Santiago Ponzinibbio

Ponzinibbio’s five-fight UFC winning streak in welterweight competition is tied with Kamaru Usman for the second longest active streak in the division behind Demian Maia (seven).

Ponzinibbio has earned 20 of his 25 career victories by stoppage. He’s earned 16 of those wins in Round 1.

Ponzinibbio’s four first-round knockout victories in UFC welterweight competition are tied for second most in divisional history behind Anthony Johnson (five).

Nelson fell to 0-2 in UFC main-event appearances.

Nelson fell to 3-3 in his past six fights after starting his career on a 15-fight unbeaten streak.

Nelson suffered the first knockout loss of his career.

Cynthia Calvillo

Cynthia Calvillo (6-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) became the first UFC fighter to earn three victories in 2017.

Calvillo’s three-fight UFC winning streak in strawweight competition is tied with Felice Herrig for the second-longest active streak in the division behind champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk (eight).

Calvillo has completed at least one takedown in all three of her UFC appearances.

Joanne Calderwood (11-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) suffered consecutive losses for the first time in her career.

Calderwood suffered the first decision loss of her career.

Paul Felder

Felder (14-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) has earned nine of his 14 career victories by knockout.

Stevie Ray (22-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC) suffered the first knockout loss of his career.

Jack Marshman (22-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC) improved to 10-2 in his past 12 fights.

Ryan Janes (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) suffered consecutive losses for the first time in his career.

Khalil Rountree (6-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has earned all of his career stoppage victories by knockout.

Khalil Rountree

Paul Craig (9-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has suffered consecutive losses after starting his career on a nine-fight winning streak.

Craig has suffered both of his career losses by knockout.

James Mulheron (11-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) suffered the first decision loss of his career.

Preliminary card

Danny Roberts

Danny Roberts (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has earned 11 of his 14 career victories by stoppage.

Bobby Nash (8-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered both of his career stoppage losses by knockout.

Neil Seery (16-13 MMA, 3-4 UFC) retired from MMA competition following his submission loss.

Seery has alternated wins and losses over his past five UFC appearances.

Galore Bofando (5-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned four of his five career victories by stoppage.

Galore Bofando

Bofando earned the ninth knockout victory in UFC history stemming from a slam.

Charlie Ward (3-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered all three of his career losses by knockout.

Ward has suffered both his UFC losses in a total fight time of 3:03.

Teymur (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) had his six-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his career.

Brett Johns’ (14-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) 14-fight MMA winning streak is the second longest among active UFC bantamweight fighters behind Jimmie Rivera (19).

Johns has earned both of his UFC victories by decision .

Albert Morales (7-2-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) suffered the first decision loss of his career.

Leslie Smith

Leslie Smith (10-7-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC) has earned both of her UFC stoppage victories by knockout .

Smith became the first fighter in UFC history to land 100 or more significant strikes in two women’s bantamweight bouts. She accomplished the feat over her past two fights.

Amanda Lemos (6-1-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) had her seven-fight unbeaten streak snapped for the first defeat of her career.

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FightMetric research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.

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Short notice or not, Danny Henry knew when he got the UFC's call, he had to answer

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GLASGOW – Danny Henry had gotten in the ears of the UFC’s matchmakers earlier this year and was told they’d keep an eye on him.

But when he didn’t hear anything, he may have started to give up hope a little. Then the call came, and he had but three weeks to get ready for UFC Fight Night 113 – even though he didn’t even know who his opponent was going to be.

“The phone call came, and I hadn’t trained in the better part of eight weeks,” Henry told MMAjunkie on Sunday after a win in his debut over Daniel Teymur. “Three weeks out, I’m on the door at work and the text comes through and I’m just standing there overjoyed. I went downstairs and told the manager of the club that I work at, ‘Look, I’ve got to go,’ and I just went straight to the gym …

“I went to Glasgow the next day and started the training camp there (with) no idea of the opponent or the weight. I just started it and never looked back, so for it to pay off tonight is just unbelievable.”

Henry (11-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) had to rally from a rough first round against Teymur (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC), but his second and third frames were exceptional ones. He even picked up a pair of 10-8 rounds from a judge on his way to a unanimous decision with a 29-28 score and two 29-26s.

Henry, from Edinburgh in Scotland, won for the fourth straight time, though it was only the second time in 11 career wins he had to go to the judges’ scorecards.

Still, getting that UFC debut win out of the way seems to be the most important thing.

“This is fairy-tale stuff, to be honest with you,” Henry said. “I can’t believe I got that call three weeks ago. It was just a matter of asking. When the UFC (calls), you’ve got to answer it. It’s unbelievable. Not many people get to experience that. I feel overjoyed I had the opportunity to go in there and put on a show.”

UFC Fight Night 113 took place Sunday at SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The card aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Check out the video above for more from Henry after his win over Teymur.

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UFC Fight Night 113 bonuses: Santiago Ponzinibbio leads $50,000 winners with upset KO

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Santiago Ponzinibbio, Paul Felder, Danny Henry and Daniel Teymur each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at today’s UFC Fight Night 113 event.

Ponzinibbio and Felder picked up “Performance of the Night” awards, and Henry and Teymur took home “Fight of the Night” honors.

UFC officials announced the winners after the event, which MMAjunkie attended.

Ponzinibbio (25-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) upset Gunnar Nelson (16-3-1 MMA, 7-3 UFC) in the welterweight main event with a stunning knockout just 82 seconds into the fight. Nelson was roughly a 2-1 favorite and was coming off back-to-back bonus-winning submissions. But Ponzinibbio picked up his second bonus in the UFC and fifth straight win.

Lightweight Felder (14-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) took out Scotland’s own Stevie Ray (21-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and spoiled his homecoming with a first-round knockout of his own that came after some heavy knees and elbows. It was Felder’s second straight knockout win and second straight bonus in 2017.

Henry (11-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Teymur (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) were making their UFC debuts, and put on a highly entertaining lightweight fight on the preliminary card. Teymur used takedowns to win the first round, but Henry battled back and won the second and third rounds thanks to fantastic striking.

UFC Fight Night 113 took place at SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, and it aired on FS1 following early prelims on FS1.

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UFC Fight Night 113 results: Danny Henry shifts momentum to outslug Daniel Teymur

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Danny Henry went from being rocked and wobbled early to dominating Daniel Teymur late in a com-from-behind effort that thrilled the Scottish crowd.

After dropping and nearly finishing Teymur (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) to rebound from a rough opening round, Henry (11-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) took control of the fight late and nearly ended it several times before ultimately settling for s clear unanimous decision victory.

The featherweight bout was part of the preliminary card of today’s UFC Fight Night 113 event at SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. It aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Teymur was the aggressor early in this fight, negating Henry’s height and reach as he battered him with right hands from close range, leaving Henry’s legs looking shaky as he neared the end of the opening round.

But Henry came charging back in the second, hurting Teymur with uppercuts and right hands and dropping him late in the round, even coming close to a rear-naked choke finish before the horn.

Teymur was still visibly fatigued to start the third, and Henry wasted no time taking advantage of it. After stinging him with punches on the feet, Henry nabbed a takedown against the fence and then spent most of the rest of the round going from full mount to back control, threatening with chokes or else peppering Teymur with a steady stream of strikes from the top.

By that point Teymur seemed utterly incapable of mustering enough energy for a response, but he did have just enough fight left to defend and last until the final horn, sending the fight to the judges. Despite the strong start from Teymur, all three judges scored the bout for Henry, handing him the win with marks of 29-28, 29-28, and 29-26.

“I’m quite a slow starter, so I sometimes take a couple of shots to wake up,” Henry said. “I came back, though, and I felt I was the stronger fighter in the second and third and I deserved the win. I knew he was tough, I knew he would load up too much on his punches, and I knew he would get tired. He’s never been out of the first round. The way he fights, it uses a lot of energy, so I knew if I got out of the first that he would slow down and it would play into my hands a little bit.”

Henry’s victory in his UFC debut brings his overall winning streak to four in a row. Teymur’s loss is the first of his pro career.

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(MMAjunkie’s Abbey Subhan contributed to this report on site in Glasgow.)

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