Santiago Ponzinibbio Calls Out Stephen Thomson After UFC Fight Night

Published 06/06/2021, 9:58 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 17: (R-L) Santiago Ponzinibbio of Argentina punches Li Jingliang of China in a welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 17, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Following his sensational win over Miguel Baeza in a three-round scrap, ‘Argentine Dagger’ Santiago Ponzinibbio clearly stated he won’t be resting and will look up for a fight in a brief period. Ponzinibbio opens about his next move in the welterweight division while talking to the media post-fight.

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The welterweight division roster is full of many big names, and Ponzinibbio called out specific names that he would like to square off within his upcoming bouts. He promised to put out some exciting fights against the prospect he named in the interview.

Ponzinibbio said, “Maybe end of the August, September I will see man. I really like the back to the rank is that if they gave me a tough guy, you know maybe Vicente Luque, he coming very well. We can do exciting fighting you know, we can do our very fight.”

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He added, “Or maybe the guy that loses between Stephen Thompson and Gilbert Burns from the guy they gonna won probably gonna go to the belt right and the guy that lose between them you know he is a really good fight to me to show the world I’m back, I can be champion to the world, I can be in the stay in the best fighters in the world you know for sure I’m gonna do exciting fight again.” (h/t: MMA Junkie)

It might be a bit early for Santiago Ponzinibbio to call out such big names. However, his records reflect his sheer dominance in his previous fights with a seven-win streak. Here’s a look at his match against Miguel Baeza.

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Santiago Ponzinibbio vs Miguel Baeza

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After a career-ending injury and illness, Ponzinibbio returned to the octagon only to be knocked by Li Jingliang. However, this loss did not stop the ‘Argentine Dagger’ to enter the cage again. Ponzinibbio faced Baeza in a three-round bout at the UFC Vegas 28.

Both fighters put up an amazing fight to watch at the event. Even though Ponzinibbio lost the first round, he retaliated quickly in the second and third rounds, emerging victorious via unanimous decision. This his first win since 2018 and he gave Baeza the first loss of his UFC career.

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Who do you think Santiago Ponzinibbio should fight next? Let us know in the comments below.

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