Neil Magny vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio To Headline UFC's First-Ever Event in Buenos Aires

By Matt McNulty Aug 23, 2018


Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight contender Santiago Ponzinibbio is set to return against Neil Magny as the Argentine native seeks to pick up his seventh victory in a row in front of his homeland in the UFC’s first event in Buenos Aires in November, Combate reported on Thursday.

Magny was originally scheduled to fight Alex Oliveira at a UFC event in São Paulo, but now finds himself preparing for a top-10 welterweight in Ponzinibbio.

Ponzinibbio (26-3) is coming off of a win over Mike Perry, and before that a shocking first round knockout victory over Gunnar Nelson. Meanwhile, Magny (21-6) is riding a two-fight winning streak punctuated by a career-highlight win over Carlos Condit and a first round knockout of Craig White.

UFC Fight Night 140 - Buenos Aires takes place on Nov. 17.

As for the Brazilian “Cowboy,” the promotion is looking for a replacement opponent for him on the São Paulo card.

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