Santiago Ponzinibio takes the “Brush-t” ranking ahead of his return to the UFC – MMA Sports

Santiago Ponzinibio will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon at UFC Fight Island 7, where he will perform live at ABC from within Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE, while meeting welterweight veteran Rijin Liang on the main card.

Ponzinibio Full of injuries and career retreats In the last few years, we haven’t been competing since winning Neil Magny in a knockout in October 2018. The victory put Ponzinibio’s current streak of seven, but the 34-year-old welterweight has lost considerable momentum in the welterweight division. His long absence.

When Ponzinibio returns to the weight class two years later, he finds himself in a different situation than when he left. After winning seven consecutive victories with Magny, Ponzinibio was approaching the title battle for £ 170. Now he’s back in the rankings and fighting to prove it’s as dangerous as before. This is not entirely in agreement given that Ponzinibio has not lost in the Octagon since 2015, but he is ready to move forward and fight beyond the rankings.

“They removed me (from the rankings). Brian Ortega fought three weeks after me, and he was still in the rankings and he was in the main event (against Korean zombies). Asked, why is he in the rankings when he is inactive? Why does he hold the main event and win me (an opponent who is not ranked in Jin Liang)? ” Ponzinibio said

“Listen, I love Brian Ortega. I think he deserves it, he showed the world that he deserves it, he defeated the man, and hopefully he Be the champion. I have nothing to him. It’s just that our situation is very similar. So again, I think the rankings are bullish. I’m in a cage I go inside and work. That’s it. I represent my culture and the people of Argentina and Latin America and have a show in my cage. “

Ponzinibio, who has set a 9-2 overall record since his UFC debut in 2013, could be in the top 10 of the division if he can beat Jin Liang at UFC Fight Island 7 next weekend. Jingliang isn’t the biggest name this division has to offer, but Chinese fighters have been 7-3 in the last 10 UFC battles, offering an exciting stand-up game that leverages Ponzinibio’s strengths. I will.

See if a long furlough affected Ponzinibio’s presence in the Octagon, or if Argentine fighters were ready to take over from where they were interrupted 26 months ago.

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– MMA Sports

Santiago Ponzinibio takes the “Brush-t” ranking ahead of his return to the UFC Santiago Ponzinibio takes the “Brush-t” ranking ahead of his return to the UFC

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