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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Rafael dos Anjos Explains Why Lee not Ponzinibbio is UFC Rochester Opponent

If Santiago Ponzinibbio had his way, it would be him who would be facing Rafael dos Anjos Saturday at UFC Rochester instead of Kevin Lee. Ponzinibbio made no secret of this, as he lobbied for the dos Anjos fight quite publicly on social media as well o…

If Santiago Ponzinibbio had his way, it would be him who would be facing Rafael dos Anjos Saturday at UFC Rochester instead of Kevin Lee. Ponzinibbio made no secret of this, as he lobbied for the dos Anjos fight quite publicly on social media as well on every interview following his victory over Neil Magny […]

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Santiago Ponzinibbio Challenges Former UFC Champion Anthony Pettis

Santiago Ponzinibbio has his sights set on a showdown with “Showtime.” Anthony Pettis competed last month. He shared the Octagon with Stephen Thompson in a welterweight clash. This was Pettis’ first UFC bout as a 170-pounder, so he wa…

Santiago Ponzinibbio has his sights set on a showdown with “Showtime.” Anthony Pettis competed last month. He shared the Octagon with Stephen Thompson in a welterweight clash. This was Pettis’ first UFC bout as a 170-pounder, so he was viewed as an underdog going up against a two-time title challenger in that weight class. Pettis […]

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