Date: Sunday 17th December, 1am (UK)
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Venue: Bell MTS Place
Expect fireworks and bombs to ignite the Bell MTS Place when Santiago Ponzinibbio and Mike Perry step inside the octagon. These two nasty and explosive welterweights have really caught the eye in a division that has quickly become the most stacked in the UFC.
The division is a murderers’ row with a combination of young prodigies and legends of the sport all near the peak of their careers so to catch the eye is special and these fighters have done so with blistering yet technical striking performances with eight knockouts in their 11 UFC wins.
Although both are very talented on the mat with Ponzinibbio boasting a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as you can see by their stats they have minimal interest in grappling, relying instead on their thunderous striking power to put their opponents sleep.
Both men are nasty and predatorily hunt the knockout, making an early finish somewhat predictable, so their striking accuracy could be the deciding factor of when this fight ends. See below for the statistical breakdown:
Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.