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Warriors at work: Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Mike Perry

Warriors at work: Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Mike Perry

This weekend’s UFC on FOX 26 card has yet another feature match-up to look out for as Santiago Ponzinibbio and Mike Perry get set to do battle.

Ranking up

Coming off of a two-fight win streak, Mike “Platinum” Perry (11-1-0) is looking to climb up the rankings of the welterweight division. Since making his debut in the UFC back in August 2016, Mike Perry has shown that he is a dynamic fighter with serious knockout power. Perry’s last fight against Alex Reyes earned him a Performance of the Night bonus at UFC: Pittsburgh. Perry showcased his killer instinct by landing a knee straight on the chin of Alex Reyes in extraordinary fashion.

Perry is able to use every point of his limbs to lock on to his opponent and cause severe damage. He’s demonstrated it in the past with 11 career victories coming by way of knockout. In this fight, he will not only need to rely on his excellent stand-up game but also continue to demonstrate that he can’t be taken down so easily. Perry has avoided 77% of total takedowns attempted since his UFC career began.

This will be the first time Perry challenges a fighter in the top 15 of the welterweight division. He is poised to show the elite at welterweight that he has what it takes to compete in the division.

But on the other side of the cage, he has to face another heavy-handed brawler in Santiago Ponzinibbio.

Gente Boa

The Argentine fighter Santiago “Gente Boa” Ponzinibbio is the 10th ranked fighter in the welterweight division. Ponzinibbio has amassed 20 career stoppages. The Argentines power is ambidextrous. He has taken fighters out with a right overhand hook and also with a bullet-like left-handed jab to the chin. Will Mike Perry be another casualty added to the list?

Santiago Ponzinibbio is also coming off a Fight of the Night performance at UFC: Fight Night 113. In his last going Ponzinibbio was able to KO Gunnar Nelson. Gente Boa landed an overhand right on Nelson that left him dazed and confused. The Argentine finished the job with a straight jab that found its home on the chin of Nelson. The fight wasn’t without its controversies. As many believe that Ponzinnibio landed intentional eye pokes. Surely his hand placement will need to be cleaned up. He will not want to lose points if the fight somehow manages to go the distance.

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Santiago Ponzinibbio is eager to taste gold. He is confident his abilities will get him there “I am the next champion of this division.” Ponzibbio surely boasts an impressive record, but maybe most impressive of all is his 14 KO victories.

Knock out potential

One thing fans can be sure of is that they will witness an explosive fight. Both styles of these fighters complement one another and they will both be looking land that punch that settles it all. These fighters need to go out there on Dec 16th in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada and seize the moment.

Mike Perry and Santiago Ponzinibbio both have that knockout magic. This fight between these two sluggers is sure to be one for the ages. Both have recently displayed their KO potential. It might just be a matter of who lands first. Be sure not to blink, cause this fight might be over at any moment.

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