A welterweight bout featuring Santiago Ponzinibbio taking on Li Jingliang took place on the main card of today’s UFC Fight Island 7 event.
Ponzinibbio (27-3 MMA) was 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.
Meanwhile, Li Jingliang (17-6 MMA) was looking to bounce back from a unanimous decision loss to Neil Magny when he took to the Octagon this evening. The Chinese standout had gone 3-1 over his past four fights, which included two victories by way of TKO.
Tonight’s Ponzinibbio vs. Jingliang bout proved to be a one-sided affair. Although Ponzinibbio came forward with early pressure, all he seemed to do was absorb counter strikes from Li Jingliang. The Chinese standout landed a number of good punches and low kicks before putting Santiago Ponzinibbio down for good with a beautiful counter left hook (see that here).
Official UFC Fight Island 7 Result: Li Jingliang def. Santiago Ponzinibbio via KO in Round 1
Check out how the pros reacted to Jingliang defeating Ponzinibbio below:
This could be Fight of the night.
— michael (@bisping) January 16, 2021
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) January 16, 2021
Knock out into side control.
— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) January 16, 2021
Man you gotta feel bad for Ponzinibio after 2 years off struggling, finally coming back and boom 💥 life is hard sometimes 🙏🏾 #UFCFightIsland7
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) January 16, 2021
Can’t fake it in this sport
— Ibrahim Kawa (@Abraham_kawa) January 16, 2021
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