Santiago Ponzinibbio News
UFC 287 Results: Kevin Holland stops Santiago Ponzinibbio in Round 3 (Video)
Chris Taylor - April 8, 2023
Santiago Ponzinibbio rejects UFC 287 weight change request from Kevin Holland: “Be a professional”
Harry Kettle - April 6, 2023
Santiago Ponzinibbio warns Canelo Alvarez for threatening Lionel Messi: "Brother, if you want to fight, I’m ready, but leave Messi be"
Lewis Simpson - November 29, 2022
Santiago Ponzinibbio issues statement following split decision loss to Michel Pereira at UFC Vegas 55: “I still have a lot to give”
Harry Kettle - May 24, 2022
UFC Vegas 55 Results: Michel Pereira defeats Santiago Ponzinibbio (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - May 21, 2022
Geoff Neal vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio added to UFC 269
Adam D Martin - October 12, 2021
An excellent matchup between two of the best welterweights in the UFC is booked as Geoff Neal vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio was added to UFC 269. ESPN first revealed the news that Neal vs. Ponzinibbio is set for UFC 269, which takes place on December 11 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC 269 is a stacked pay-per-view card that is headlined by UFC lightweight champion Dustin Poirier vs. Charles Oliveira. As well, the co-main event features UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes against Julianna Pena. Additionally, there is a welterweight grudge match between Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards also on the card. And now we have Neal vs. Ponzinibbio, too.
Santiago Ponzinibbio wants to beat up Belal Muhammad so he learns to "keep his mouth shut"
Chris Taylor - August 14, 2021
UFC welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio is looking to score a fight with Belal Muhammad for his next Octagon appearance. Ponzinibbio (28-4 MMA) was last seen in action at June’s UFC Vegas 28 event, where he earned a unanimous decision victory over Miguel Baeza. That win moved the Argentine back into the win column, as he had previously suffered a knockout loss to Li Jingliang back in January.
UFC Vegas 28 rankings update: Santiago Ponzinibbio in at welterweight, Robbie Lawler and Khamzat Chimaev removed
Adam D Martin - June 10, 2021
UFC welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio is back in the top-15 rankings at welterweight, while Robbie Lawler and Khamzat Chimaev were removed. Ponzinibbio defeated Miguel Baeza at UFC Vegas 28 via unanimous decision in a “Fight of the Night” performance by both men. It was an incredible fight, and Ponzinibbio is now being rewarded with a top-15 ranking once again. He has in fact re-entered the welterweight rankings at No. 13, and Muslim Salikhov broke into the top-15 at No. 15 following his unanimous decision win over Francisco Trinaldo last weekend as well.
Santiago Ponzinibbio wants Vicente Luque next after "Fight of the Night" with Miguel Baeza at UFC Vegas 28
Adam Martin - June 6, 2021
UFC welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio wants to fight Vicente Luque next after his “Fight of the Night” with Miguel Baeza at UFC Vegas 28. Ponzinibbio and Baeza met in a three-round welterweight bout that took place on Saturday’s main card, and it was an absolute war between two fighters who chose to stand and bang for the delight of the crowd. After Baeza won the first round with a series of brutal low kicks that left Ponzinibbio hobbling around the Octagon, the second round was a different story as Ponzinibbio was able to find his range with his punches and begin to put together combinations on Baeza’s head. The third round was more of the same and Ponzinibbio was named the winner via unanimous decision at the end of the 15 minutes. Both men were also awarded $50,000 for “Fight of the Night” for their incredible brawl.
UFC Vegas 28 Results: Santiago Ponzinibbio defeats Miguel Baeza (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - June 5, 2021
Santiago Ponzinibbio set to return to the Octagon against top prospect Miguel Baeza
Adam Martin - April 15, 2021
UFC welterweight contender Santiago Ponzinibbio is set to return to the Octagon in the coming months when he faces top prospect Miguel Baeza. Marcelo Barone of Combate was the first to report the Ponzinibbio vs. Baeza fight, which will take place at a UFC Fight Night card set for June 5. That event currently does not have the main event set for it, but other bouts scheduled for the card include Roman Dolidze vs. Alessio Di Chirico, Ilir Latifi vs. Tanner Boser, and Muslim Salikhov vs. Francisco Trinaldo.
Santiago Ponzinibbio issues emotional statement following knockout loss to Li Jingliang
Adam D Martin - January 17, 2021
UFC welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio issued an emotional statement following his vicious knockout loss to Li Jingliang at UFC on ABC 1. After missing over two years of action due to various health issues, Ponzinibbio finally made his long-awaited return to the Octagon when he took on Jingliang at Saturday’s UFC on ABC 1 card. Despite the long layoff, Ponzinibbio was still the betting favorite heading into this bout. However, the ring rust showed as he wasn’t able to get his timing right during the fight. Jingliang took advantage of that, as he caught Ponzinibbio on the chin and KOed him in the first round.
UFC Fight Island 7 Results: Li Jingliang KO's Santiago Ponzinibbio (Video)
Chris Taylor - January 16, 2021
A welterweight bout featuring Santiago Ponzinibbio taking on Li Jingliang takes place on the main card of today’s UFC Fight Island 7 event. Ponzinibbio (27-3 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since November of 2018, where he had scored a sensational knockout victory over Neil Magny. The Argentinian standout is currently riding a seven-fight win streak, which includes victories over Mike Perry, Gunnar Nelson and Court McGee.
Santiago Ponzinibbio trashes "bullsh*t" UFC rankings after losing top-15 spot
Adam Martin - January 7, 2021
UFC welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio trashed what he called the “bullsh*t” UFC rankings after losing his top-15 spot in the 170lbs ranks. Ponzinibbio has a 9-2 record in the UFC and is currently riding a seven-fight win streak. However, he’s had terrible luck with injuries, along with major health issues, and he’s been out of action for more than two years. Ponzinibbio hasn’t fought since November 2018 when he knocked out Neil Magny in his native Argentina. Due to inactivity, he was removed from the UFC rankings in December 2019. He finally returns to the Octagon on January 16 in Abu Dhabi.
Santiago Ponzinibbio details terrifying health complications that doctors feared could end his career
Chris Taylor - December 26, 2020
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Li Jingliang added to UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar
Adam Martin - December 21, 2020
An intriguing welterweight bout between Santiago Ponzinibbio and Li Jingliang has been added to UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar. MMAFighting.com was the first to confirm that Ponzinibbio vs. Jingliang will take place on the UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar card, which is set to take place on January 16 on Fight Island. It seems likely that Ponzinibbio vs. Jingliang will be placed on the main card considering it features two former top-15 welterweights who are exciting.
Welterweight contender Santiago Ponzinibbio makes long-awaited UFC return against Muslim Salikhov
Adam Martin - November 3, 2020
Welterweight contender Santiago Ponzinibbio will make his long-awaited return to the UFC against Muslim Salikhov in January. Ponzinibbio vs. Salikhov is set to take place at a UFC event on January 16, one that will most likely take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Other fights that have been announced for the event include Ricky Simon vs. Brian Kelleher, Justin Tafa vs. Carlos Felipe, and Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa. There is no main event confirmed for this card just yet, though there remains the possibility the Ponzinibbio fight could headline the card.
Santiago Ponzinibbio tests positive for COVID-19
Adam Martin - July 10, 2020
UFC welterweight contender Santiago Ponzinibbio has become the latest mixed martial arts fighter to test positive for COVID-19. Ponzibbio is a member of American Top Team in Florida, which has seen a number of its team members including coach Mike Brown and bantamweight Pedro Munhoz test positive for the novel coronavirus. According to AG Fight, which confirmed the story, Ponzinibbio tested positive for the coronavirus during a recent test.
Santiago Ponzinibbio is willing to fight Tyron Woodley with one arm at UFC 249
Natasha Hooper - April 6, 2020
Santiago Ponzinibbio is ready to step up to plate and fight Tyron Woodley last minute at UFC 249. The upcoming UFC 249 event on April 18 is clouded with uncertainty. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Khabib Nurmagomedov is out of his eagerly anticipated Tony Ferguson matchup in the main event. The final location and rest of the card are also not confirmed.
Report | Santiago Ponzinibbio forced out of UFC 245 fight with Robbie Lawler
Chris Taylor - October 12, 2019
December’s UFC 245 event has already taken a hit as Santiago Ponzinibbio has reportedly been forced out of his scheduled fight with Robbie Lawler. The news comes from MMAJunkie’s Mike Bohn who took to Twitter with the following information.
Robbie Lawler vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio added to UFC 245
Adam Martin - September 16, 2019
Two of the best welterweights in the world will scrap it out later this year when Robbie Lawler meets Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC 245. The bout was first reported by MMAjunkie.com, though the UFC has yet to officially confirm it. UFC 245 takes place December 14 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Lawler vs. Ponzinibbio will likely be a part of the pay-per-view portion of the card.
Santiago Ponzinibbio willing to move to lightweight to 'finish' Khabib Nurmagomedov
Natasha Hooper - August 15, 2019
Some of the most respected UFC lightweights have failed to put an end to the unbeaten streak of Khabib Nurmagomedov. Could the welterweight contender Santiago Ponzinibbio be the man for the job? According to him, yes he is. The number 9 ranked 170-pound fighter is open to moving to the lightweight division to take on the undefeated champion Nurmagomedov. During an interview at UFC Uruguay, he dished on this dream fight to MMA Fighting.
Santiago Ponzinibbio calls for Robbie Lawler fight, trashes Darren Till
Tom Taylor - May 17, 2019
When it was announced that Tyron Woodley had been forced out of his UFC Minneapolis main event rematch with Robbie Lawler with a hand injury, it opened the door for several opportunistic welterweights to attempt to step and replace him. The first to do so was Darren Till, who specified that he would fight Lawler in Minneapolis, if Lawler agreed to meet at 175 pounds rather than 170.
Santiago Ponzinibbio wants Tyron Woodley next, 'I will knock Tyron out'
Drake Riggs - March 13, 2019
The welterweight division is about as deep of an MMA division as one could ask for. Currently, there happen to be three top 15 UFC welterweights with winning streaks within the organization that consists of seven straight wins or more. One of those streaks belongs to Argentina’s own, Santiago Ponzinibbio. For the Argentinian, his last bout came in a home game when he put on a show for the Argentina faithful in his main event with Neil Magny. Notoriously hard to finish, Ponzinibbio would make things look easy as he dissected the perennial top 15er over the course of four rounds before landing the knockout blow.
Santiago Ponzinibbio says "scared" Rafael Dos Anjos won't fight him
James Lynch - January 22, 2019
Despite rumblings of a potential matchup, Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Rafael Dos Anjos has yet to be officially signed. The #7 ranked welterweight, “Ponz” spoke to MMAFighting and explained why he thinks the fight hasn’t been signed yet.