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Geoff Neal vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio Set For UFC 269 On Dec. 11

Top-15 welterweight contenders Geoff Neal and Santiago Ponzinibbio are set to face off in an exciting welterweight clash. Neal is expected to face off against UFC veteran Ponzinibbio in the welterweight division for the stacked UFC 269 card headlined by Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier on December 11. Both sides...

“A Punch Landed, It Sucks:” Ponzinibbio Eyes UFC Title Despite KO Loss

UFC welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio says his last bout “doesn’t define” him as he prepares for his return at UFC Vegas 28 on June 5. Ponzinibbio (27-4) will face undefeated prospect Miguel Baeza after being knocked out by #11 ranked welterweight Li Jingliang in January. The defeat came after spending 26...

Santiago Ponzinibbio Releases Statement After KO Loss to Li Jingliang

Santiago Ponzinibbio's return to the Octagon did not go as planned. At UFC Fight Island 7 on Saturday, Ponzinibbio was returning after a two-year layoff due to health issues to battle Li Jingliang. Entering the fight, many thought it was a setup fight for Ponzinibbio to get a big win...

Santiago Ponzinibbio Blasts UFC Rankings After Losing Spot

Santiago Ponzinibbio is not a fan of the UFC rankings. After Ponzinibbio knocked out Neil Magny in 2018, the now 34-year-old was ranked inside the top-15. However, he has been dealing with health issues and has not fought since November of 2018, but will return on January 16 against Li...

UFC Welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio Says His Body Is Back To Normal After Hellish Road To Recovery

Santiago Ponzinibbio hasn't had it easy during his time away from the Octagon. Ponzinibbio last competed back in Nov. 2018. He knocked out Neil Magny in Buenos Aires, Argentina. "Gente Boa" then called out Tyron Woodley, who was the UFC welterweight champion at the time. While Ponzinibbio was riding a...

Santiago Ponzinibbio Says He’ll Fight Tyron Woodley An ‘Arm Tied Behind My Back’

Santiago Ponzinibbio is looking to fight Tyron Woodley at UFC 249 and will do so with an arm tied behind his back. Woodley has been asking to fight at UFC 249 on April 18 and called out Colby Covington. Yet, for Ponzinibbio, he says he is the logical opponent for...

Santiago Ponzinibbio Still Waiting For Doctor Clearance, Updates 2020 Plans

Santiago Ponzinibbio is hoping he can fight at least three times in 2020, including a title fight. Ponzinibbio is riding a seven-fight winning streak with knockout wins over Neil Magny, Gunnar Nelson, and a decision win over Mike Perry. Yet, he has not been able to fight since November of...

Robbie Lawler vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio In The Works For UFC 245

Robbie Lawler could be on his way to Las Vegas for a showdown with Santiago Ponzinibbio. MMAJunkie.com reports that Lawler vs. Ponzinibbio is being targeted for UFC 245. While nothing has been signed yet, the welterweight tilt is in the works. UFC 245 will take place inside the T-Mobile Arena...

Santiago Ponzinibbio: Darren Till Was Afraid to Fight Me

Santiago Ponzinibbio is a week removed from surgery to resolve a bacterial infection in his blood, so he has no choice but to do what he has been doing since last fall: wait for his next opponent. Ponzinibbio last competed last November in the headliner of UFC Argentina, defeating...

UFC Welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio Underwent Emergency Surgery For Bacterial Infection

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio is recovering from emergency surgery. Ponzinibbio is the latest victim of a bacterial infection. It was severe enough to land "Gente Boa" in the hospital where he went under the knife. Ahead of his UFC 237 bout with Alex Volkanovski, Jose Aldo fell...

Santiago Ponzinibbio Calls For Robbie Lawler Bout, Blasts Darren Till

Santiago Ponzinibbio wants a bout with Robbie Lawler and he's taken the time to rip Darren Till in the process. Lawler is without an opponent for UFC Minneapolis. "Ruthless" was set to meet Tyron Woodley in a rematch. "The Chosen One" went down with an injury and was forced off...

Rafael dos Anjos Explains Why Lee not Ponzinibbio is UFC Rochester Opponent

If Santiago Ponzinibbio had his way, it would be him who would be facing Rafael dos Anjos Saturday at UFC Rochester instead of Kevin Lee. Ponzinibbio made no secret of this, as he lobbied for the dos Anjos fight quite publicly on social media as well on every interview...

Santiago Ponzinibbio Challenges Former UFC Champion Anthony Pettis

Santiago Ponzinibbio has his sights set on a showdown with "Showtime." Anthony Pettis competed last month. He shared the Octagon with Stephen Thompson in a welterweight clash. This was Pettis' first UFC bout as a 170-pounder, so he was viewed as an underdog going up against a two-time title challenger...

Santiago Ponzinibbio Willing to Fight Teammates for UFC Title Shot

Santiago Ponzinibbio is open to fighting anyone, including his teammates, as long as it leads to a UFC title shot. Two teammates who particularly come to mind are #2-ranked welterweight Colby Covington and #5-ranked Jorge Masvidal. When asked if he would be willing to face his American Top Team teammates, Ponzinibbio did not...

RDA Reveals Why He’s Not Fighting Santiago Ponzinibbio

Santiago Ponzinibbio had lobbied for a fight against Rafael dos Anjos (RDA) for months until he finally threw in the towel and decided to begin pursuing former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley instead. It is unclear whether or not Ponzinibbio will get that wish, either, but Rafael dos Anjos has...