The online UFC betting community is still recovering from the mayhem that was the Mayweather vs. McGregor press tour. And rightfully so, as sportsbook players have never seen a spectacle quite like that one. But, players who bet on MMA had something more pressing on their minds this past weekend: UFC Fight Night 113: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio.
UFC Fight Night 113’s Online UFC Betting Results
Sportsbook players were treated to a fast start this past Saturday as Leslie Smith finished Amanda Lemos via TKO within 2 rounds. As usual, the early prelims of Fight Night were not broadcast and were only available to fans that have UFC Fight Pass. The second bout of the early prelims was not as riveting, although it was just as decisive: Brett Johns defeated Albert Morales via unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, and 30-25.
The preliminary card turned out be quite exhilarating. After Danny Henry picked up a decision over Daniel Teymur, fighters delivered on three consecutive finishes. Galore Bofando delivered an unusually vicious knockout by slamming Charlie Ward on the mat two minutes into the first round. Afterwards, fans were treated to a submission as Alexandre Pantoja forced a tap-out from Neil Seery via rear-naked choke. The card’s headlining match delivered another knockout as Danny Roberts finished Bobby Nash within 4 minutes of the second round.
The main card delivered 3 decisions and 3 finishes. The most surprising decision victory came from Justin Willis who defeated James Mulheron unanimously. Likewise Jack Marshman defeated Ryan James unanimously and Cynthia Calvillo won over Joanne Calderwood (the night’s co-headlining match) unanimously as well.
All 3 knockouts from the main card came in the first round. Khalil Rountree delivered the first one, defeating Paul Craig with his punches with only 4 seconds left in the 1st. Paul Felder delivered the second one, knocking out Stevie Ray within 4 minutes of the first. Lastly, the headlining fight of the night featured Santiago Ponzinibbio KOing Gunnar Nelson within a minute 30s of the first.
The night more than exceeded its expectations. However, most online UFC betting fans were left hungering for more action, hopefully between better draws.
MMA Sportsbook Action to Come
Apart from the fight between boxing and MMA, there will be some other events for UFC fans to turn their attention to. UFC on Fox 25 will be held this upcoming weekend, and the night will be headlined by a middleweight bout between former champion Chris Weidman and Kevin Gastelum. Weidman’s career has hit a bit of a rough patch ever since he lost his title, suffering a brutal knockout and several lackluster performances. Weidman will be looking to put things back on the right track against one of the hottest fighters currently competing in the middleweight division. Gastelum is coming off a No Contest after Brazil’s athletic commission revoked his win over Vitor Belfort for marijuana.
The real show will commence the following week when UFC 214 goes down, pitting current champion Daniel Cormier against one of the most naturally gifted fighters the UFC has ever seen.