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UFC Fight Night 113 staff picks: Gunnar Nelson 1 of 2 unanimous picks in Scotland


The UFC is back in Scotland for a rare Sunday show this week.

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

(Click here to open a PDF of the staff picks grid in a separate window.)

In the main event, Iceland’s Gunnar Nelson (16-2-1 MMA, 7-2 UFC) takes on Brazilian Santiago Ponzinibbio (24-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) in a welterweight bout. Nelson is just a mild favorite at around -160, but he is a unanimous pick from our 10 MMAjunkie editors, writers and radio hosts.

In the co-main event, Scotland’s own Joanne Calderwood (11-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) meets unbeaten Team Alpha Male product Cynthia Calvillo (5-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in a women’s strawweight fight. Calvillo is more than a 2-1 favorite, but she only has a 6-4 edge in the picks.

Also on the main card, Paul Felder (13-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) takes on Stevie Ray (21-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) at lightweight. Ray will be fighting in front of his home Scotland crowd and is a 7-3 pick from our staff members. Jack Marshman (21-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC) joins Nelson as the other unanimous pick on the card for his middleweight fight against Ryan Janes (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC).

It’s a dead-even 5-5 split between Paul Craig (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Khalil Rountree (5-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) in their light heavyweight bout. And despite being the underdog, Justin Willis (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has a 9-1 edge in the picks against fellow UFC heavyweight newcomer James Mulheron (11-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC).

In the MMAjunkie reader consensus picks, Nelson, Calvillo, Felder, Marshman, Craig and Mulheron are the choices.

Check out all the picks above.

For more on UFC Fight Night 113, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.



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