The UFC Fight Night 113 event threw up plenty of surprising results inside of The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday night.
It wasn’t a great night for Scotland, though, as Paul Craig made it back to back losses in the UFC as he suffered a first-round knockout loss against Khalil Rountree in front of his fans while Joanne Calderwood lost a unanimous decision against Cynthia Calvillo in the co-main event.
However, it wasn’t just the Scottish fans that were left depleted, as Conor McGregor would have been an avid viewer and saw two of his SBG Ireland stablemates pick up brutal losses.
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In the main event, Gunnar Nelson was surprisingly knocked out by Santiago Ponzinibbio in one minute and 22 seconds, while Charlie Ward made it two successive losses in the UFC on the preliminary card – and that’s one which fans might still be talking about, despite Gunni being the much bigger name.
The Relentless Ward arrived in the UFC with a 3-1 record, after being knocked out in his professional debut and based on how his career in the UFC is playing out so far, his future might not be inside of the Octagon.
Ward hit the headlines last year after his victory over Joao Carvalho at Total Extreme Fighting 1 ended in tragedy, with the latter sadly passing away 48 hours after the bout, where he was sent to the hospital for brain surgery.
The SBG welterweight and close friend of the Notorious was knocked out unconscious in the first round on two straight occasions in the UFC, having lost to Abdul Razak Alhassan in 53 seconds back in November.
This time, the 36-year-old was going up against a great striker in Galore Bofando, and suffered one of the strangest knockouts you’ll see in the UFC this year.
As you’ll be able to see below, Ward tried to close the distance and halt the tricky movement by Bofando, managing to grab hold of him as he attempted to land a takedown from the clinch.
Bofando showed off his athleticism in a brilliant way, though, as he managed to grab Ward and secured a hip toss, throwing the Irishman to the canvas headfirst and the impact of that throw knocked him out immediately.
Just in case he was still good to go, Bofando decided to jump in and land a few more heavy shots before the referee stepped in.
Even the Notorious would have winced watching his friend go through that.
It looks like Bofando is keen on wiping out the SBG Ireland team as well, as he called out Artem Lobov after his win.
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