Sleeper of the UFC Welterweight Division is Santiago Ponzinibbio. 27-3 record has a 7 Fight Win Streak has been sleeping in his bed since 2018. Last fight was against Neil Magny back in November of 2018. What happened to Santiago?
Next fight for Santiago Ponzinibbio was against Robbie Lawler which was a great fight but…. Pulled out of a fight because of Staph Infection. Sad news because that’s a fight that can put Santiago on the map!!
“I had an injury that put the breaks on my career,” Ponzinibbio told MMA Junkie in Spanish. “I was doing well and I was close to a world title, but I’m now recovered and really happy I’m now able to return to the octagon and now I’m looking for a big fight to make that return.”https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/03/now-healthy-santiago-ponzinibbio-eyeing-ufc-return-in-coming-months
“Just saw on the media that Tyron Woodley is saying he’s ready to fight at UFC 249, that he’s training and ready to do the main event, so I’m here,” Ponzinibbio said. “I’m ready to take this fight. I’d be happy to do this main event and knock him out in the first round. This is my fight. In two weeks, I’m in.”https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/4/5/21208717/santiago-ponzinibbio-tyron-woodley-arm-tied-behind-back-ufc-249
Santiago on his fight return campaign called out Tyron Woodley, Robbie Lawler, Rafael Dos Anjos wanting top ten fighters.
“Maybe two, maybe one (win), but I don’t care about that right now,” Ponzinibbio said. “I’m just focused on getting big fights so I can do my job, keeping building my name, and the title is going to come as consequence. I know I have all the weapons to be a world champion and I’m ready, so that’s going to come naturally.”https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/03/now-healthy-santiago-ponzinibbio-eyeing-ufc-return-in-coming-months
Santiago from Argentina fighting on Dana White’s Private Island makes the most sense. Santiago Ponziibbio vs Rafael Dos Anjos both fighters from South America is a great return fight.
Beats RDA I’d love to see him fight Stephen “Wonder Boy” Thompson. Ponzinibbio vs Wonder Boy be a exciting fight!!
2020 can be a exciting year!!!