Robbie Lawler vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio In The Works For UFC 245

Robbie Lawler could be on his way to Las Vegas for a showdown with Santiago Ponzinibbio. MMAJunkie.com reports that Lawler vs. Ponzinibbio is being targeted for UFC 245. While nothing has been signed yet, the welterweight tilt is in the works. UFC 245 …

Robbie Lawler could be on his way to Las Vegas for a showdown with Santiago Ponzinibbio. MMAJunkie.com reports that Lawler vs. Ponzinibbio is being targeted for UFC 245. While nothing has been signed yet, the welterweight tilt is in the works. UFC 245 will take place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on […]

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Robbie Lawler vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio Targeted For UFC 245

A massive welterweight matchup is reportedly being targeted for UFC 245 later this year. According to a report from MMA Junkie, the Las Vegas-based promotion is working on a bout between former 170-pound champion Robbie Lawler and Santiago Ponzinibbio. No bout agreements have been signed as of this writing, per the report. The UFC has […]

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A massive welterweight matchup is reportedly being targeted for UFC 245 later this year.

According to a report from MMA Junkie, the Las Vegas-based promotion is working on a bout between former 170-pound champion Robbie Lawler and Santiago Ponzinibbio. No bout agreements have been signed as of this writing, per the report. The UFC has also not yet made the fight official.

Lawler is on a three-fight losing streak at the moment; having fallen to names such as Rafael dos Anjos, Ben Askren, and Colby Covington. His last victory came against Donald Cerrone in July of 2017 at UFC 214. Ponzinibbio is on a seven-fight win streak and hoping for a big win over a household name in Lawler.

The Argentinian powerhouse owns victories over names such as Zak Cummings, Gunnar Nelson, Mike Perry, and Neil Magny. With a victory over Lawler, Ponzinibbio would be a likely candidate for a title eliminator.

UFC 245 will go down live on pay-per-view (PPV0 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 14. Currently, one championship fight is on deck for that card, that being a women’s bantamweight fight between Amanda Nunes and Germaine de Randamie. Check out the updated UFC 245 card below.

UFC 245

  • Women’s bantamweight: (C) Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie – for women’s bantamweight title
  • Women’s flyweight: Jessica Eye vs. Viviane Araujo
  • Welterweight: Matt Brown vs. Ben Saunders
  • Welterweight: Robbie Lawler vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio

What do you think about Lawler taking on Ponzinibbio at UFC 245?

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Santiago Ponzinibbio Open To 155 Move And Finishing Khabib Nurmagomedov

Welterweight contender Santiago Ponzinibbio is open to a move to lightweight if he gets a crack at current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Ponzinibbio is on a seven-fight winning streak, having most recently knocked out Neil Magny last year. However, he is only No. 9 in the rankings and seems low in the pecking order for a […]

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Welterweight contender Santiago Ponzinibbio is open to a move to lightweight if he gets a crack at current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Ponzinibbio is on a seven-fight winning streak, having most recently knocked out Neil Magny last year. However, he is only No. 9 in the rankings and seems low in the pecking order for a title shot.

Looking to get into title contention, “Gente Boa” believes a win over Tyron Woodley would do just that, having called out the former champion multiple times already. But there are other opportunities that interest him as well, such as being the first person to defeat Nurmagomedov:

“Khabib, he’s 27-0, I can finish this guy, I know,” Ponzinibbio told media this past weekend when asked about his dream fights. “The first guy to beat this guy, is an exciting opportunity too.”

There’s always the possibility of Nurmagomedov clearing out the top contenders in his division and moving up to welterweight as well. That wouldn’t surprise Ponzinibbio for one:

“Maybe, maybe,” Ponzinibbio added of Nurmagomedov moving up to 170. “Why not? He’s a big guy for 155.”

But would he be able to make the move down to 155 if a fight with Nurmagomedov presented itself?

“I can do [it],” he concluded. “For [a] good opportunity, I can do that.”

Ponzinibbio expects to be back in action by the end of this year.

What do you make of his comments? Do you think he can beat Nurmagomedov?

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Santiago Ponzinibbio: Darren Till Was Afraid to Fight Me

Santiago Ponzinibbio is a week removed from surgery to resolve a bacterial infection in his blood, so he has no choice but to do what he has been doing since last fall: wait for his next opponent. Ponzinibbio last competed last November in the headline…

Santiago Ponzinibbio is a week removed from surgery to resolve a bacterial infection in his blood, so he has no choice but to do what he has been doing since last fall: wait for his next opponent. Ponzinibbio last competed last November in the headliner of UFC Argentina, defeating Neil Magny in the event’s headliner. […]

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UFC Welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio Underwent Emergency Surgery For Bacterial Infection

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio is recovering from emergency surgery. Ponzinibbio is the latest victim of a bacterial infection. It was severe enough to land “Gente Boa” in the hospital where he went u…

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio is recovering from emergency surgery. Ponzinibbio is the latest victim of a bacterial infection. It was severe enough to land “Gente Boa” in the hospital where he went under the knife. Ahead of his UFC 237 bout with Alex Volkanovski, Jose Aldo fell ill due to a bacterial […]

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Santiago Ponzinibbio Calls For Robbie Lawler Bout, Blasts Darren Till

Santiago Ponzinibbio wants a bout with Robbie Lawler and he’s taken the time to rip Darren Till in the process. Lawler is without an opponent for UFC Minneapolis. “Ruthless” was set to meet Tyron Woodley in a rematch. “The Chose…

Santiago Ponzinibbio wants a bout with Robbie Lawler and he’s taken the time to rip Darren Till in the process. Lawler is without an opponent for UFC Minneapolis. “Ruthless” was set to meet Tyron Woodley in a rematch. “The Chosen One” went down with an injury and was forced off the card. Many have already […]

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