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Santiago Ponzinibbio, Kamaru Usman agree to UFC FN 129 in Chile *POLL*

Postby moose84 » Mar 24. 2018, 00:47

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A crucial welterweight bout between Santiago Ponzinibbio and Kamaru Usman is set to headline the UFC’s debut event in Chile this May.

After telling MMAjunkie earlier this week that Ponzinibbio (26-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) was one of the few logical options for his next fight, Usman (12-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) gets the main-event booking at UFC Fight Night 129.

Two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed to MMAjunkie that agreements are in place for the 170-pound bout, which was first reported by MMAFighting.com. The people requested anonymity because the UFC has yet to officially make an announcement.

UFC Fight Night 129 will take place May 19 in Santiago, Chile, at Movistar Arena. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized.

Ponzinibbio, an honorable mention in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA welterweight rankings, is riding a six-fight winning streak. He’s beaten notables such as Mike Perry, Gunnar Nelson and Zak Cummings during a run dating back to his June 2015 loss to Lorenz Larkin.

With the main event spot in Chile, Ponzinibbio, from nearby Argentina, will hope to elevate the sport in the UFC’s first non-Brazil event in South America.

Attempting to play spoiler for Ponzinibbio will be Usman, the only member of the 170-pound division who has a longer active winning streak in the division. Usman is riding seven consecutive wins and has been begging for a breakthrough opportunity against a relevant opponent. He will get that at UFC Fight Night 129.

The latest UFC Fight Night 129 card includes:

   Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Kamaru Usman
   Volkan Oezdemir vs. Mauricio Rua
   Chad Laprise vs. Vicente Luque
   Guido Cannetti vs. Diego Rivas
   Alexa Grasso vs. Tatiana Suarez
   Andrea Lee vs. Veronica Macedo
   Poliana Botelho vs. Syuri Kondo
   Henry Briones vs. Frankie Saenz
   Jared Cannonier vs. Dominick Reyes
   Claudio Puelles vs. Felipe Silva
   Zak Cummings vs. Michel Prazeres



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Re: Santiago Ponzinibbio, Kamaru Usman agree to UFC FN 129 in Chile *POLL*

Postby EmptyW » Mar 26. 2018, 13:03

Thats a pretty good card.

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Re: Santiago Ponzinibbio, Kamaru Usman agree to UFC FN 129 in Chile *POLL*

Postby TheDemon305 » Mar 29. 2018, 07:39

Usman will try and hump his way to the V
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