As the octagon returns to British shores for the second time this year, Glasgow plays host to the UFC and the promotion brings a card headlined by popular Icelandic welterweight, Gunnar Nelson taking on Santiago Ponzinibbio.

Scotland has no less than four representatives on the card, with England having three, Wales having two and Ireland also having two meaning that the home nations will be well represented in the SSE Hydro on Sunday evening.

Scottish star Joanne Calderwood takes the co-main event slot against unbeaten prospect Cynthia Calvillo despite the Scot missing weight yesterday. Her gesture at the ceremonial weigh-ins made her feelings known towards the UFC after making it known she struggles to fight at strawweight.

Our man Darren Russell (@DRussellMMA) takes a look through the main card to take a look at the bets to make on a Sunday evening in beautiful Glasgow.

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Joanne Calderwood vs. Cynthia Calvillo

Cynthia Calvillo to win by submission - 11/4 at Paddy Power

Joanne Calderwood joined the UFC after entering the Ultimate Fighter Season 20, being eliminated by Rose Namajunas at the quarter-final stage. She currently holds a 3-2 record in the promotion and has declared that this will be her final fight at 115lbs, before moving up to the newly incorporated flyweight division.

Cynthia Calvillo only made her professional debut last August and has since racked up five wins in three different promotions, including her two submission victories since joining the UFC in March. With both of her octagon submissions coming on the pay-per-view portions of UFC 209 and 210 respectively, the American's stock has skyrocketed quickly into the top fifteen at 115lbs as well as a co-main event slot in Glasgow.

This is a step up in competition for Calvillo and in a tough arena where the crowd will no doubt be partisan in favour of their native strawweight, but I'd expect a tough fight with Calderwood's last two defeats both coming by way of submission to Jessica Andrade and Maryna Moroz.

Calderwood must start explosively and press Calvillo on to the back foot, whilst Calvillo should look towards taking this fight to the ground with a superior jiu-jitsu game working to her advantage. The Scot didn't look too good during her weight cut and it will be interesting to see how she rehydrates before fight night.

Gunnar Nelson vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio

Gunnar Nelson by submission - 6/5 at SkyBet

Gunnar Nelson is one of the most popular UFC fighters - for all the right reasons. He doesn't talk about his fights, is very laidback and barely even cuts weight. He loves playing games, and generally relaxing.

He takes on Santiago Ponzinibbio, an Argentinean who also represents Brazil and has recently entered the top fifteen at 170lbs after winning four consecutive fights at welterweight, including his most recent decision victory over Nordine Tableb in February.

Nelson is regarded in the highest esteem as one of the best jiu-jitsu practioners in the octagon, having attempted seven submissions and finishing six of them in his time at the UFC. It marks the second occasion the Icelander has main evented a UFC card.

With Ponzinibbio having never been submitted in his career and holding a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, it will be no easy task for Nelson to submit him, but with the event due to last five rounds, we might see a submission victory at some point for Gunnar Nelson.

Daniel Teymur vs. Danny Henry

Either fighter to win in Round 1 - 15/8 at SkyBet

Danny Henry and Daniel Teymur both make their octagon debuts on relatively short notice, with both coming from completely different backgrounds, with Henry having held African promotions EFC's featherweight title whilst Teymur has come through the regional scene in Sweden.

Teymur has finished all six of his fights inside the first round whilst Henry's last three fights have finished inside two rounds. Teymur has won those six bouts with half coming by submission and the other half by stopping his opponents so you should expect fireworks in Glasgow.

ODDSbible's Home Nation Treble - Paul Craig, Brett Johns and Stevie Ray all to win - 4/1 at SkyBet

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