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"Gente Boa"

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Santiago Ponzinibbio

Santiago "Gente Boa" Ponzinibbio
  • Name: Santiago Ponzinibbio
  • MMA Record: 26-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Gente Boa
  • Current Streak: 6 Wins
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1986.09.26
  • Last Fight: December 16, 2017 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 73.0" (185cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $168,000 USD
  • Born: Argentina
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: La Plata, Argentina
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Santiago Ponzinibbio MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Mike Perry
25-3-0 11-1-0

Ca UFC on FOX 26: Lawler vs. Dos Anjos
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2017.12.16
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
#40 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2017
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:22 Round 1 of 5

Is Gunnar Nelson
24-3-0 16-2-1

Gb UFC Fight Night 113: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2017.07.16
Odds: +160 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
UFC Fight Night 113 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Fr Nordine Taleb
23-3-0 12-3-0

Ca UFC Fight Night 105: Lewis vs. Browne
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2017.02.19
Odds: -345 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Cyril Desjardins
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Zak Cummings
22-3-0 19-4-0

Us UFC Fight Night 92: Caceres vs. Rodriguez
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.08.06
Odds: -115 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:15 Round 1 of 3

Us Court McGee
21-3-0 17-4-0

Us UFC on FOX 19: Teixeira vs. Evans
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.04.16
Odds: -135 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $32,000 ($16K Base, $16K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:25 Round 1 of 3

Se Andreas Stahl
20-3-0 9-1-0

Us UFC Fight Night 80: Namajunas vs. VanZant
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.12.10
Odds: -170 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $26,000 ($13K Base, $13K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:07 Round 2 of 3, 8:07 Total

Us Lorenz Larkin
20-2-0 15-4-0

Us UFC Fight Night 70: Machida vs. Romero
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.06.27
Odds: +150 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 ($10K Base, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
UFC Fight Night 70 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Sean Strickland
19-2-0 15-0-0

Br UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs. Mir
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.02.22
Odds: +180 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Wernei Cardoso
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:20 Round 1 of 3

Br Wendell Oliveira
18-2-0 24-7-0

Br UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.09.13
Odds: -110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Cancelled Bout Sérgio Moraes UFC UFN 51 2014.09.13
Reason: Moraes Knee Injury
Cancelled Bout Ildemar Alcântara UFC 175 2014.07.05
Reason: Ponzinibbio Knee Injury
Cancelled Bout Jordan Mein UFC on FOX 11 2014.04.19
Reason: Ponzinibbio Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Ryan LaFlare
18-1-0 8-0-0

Br UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson 2
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.11.09
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Cleiton Duarte

Br São José Super Fight

2012.06.09
Win | Submission | Armlock

Br Diego Vieira

Br Santa Catarina Regional

2012.03.02
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Sebastian de Oliveira

Br Santa Catarina Regional

2012.03.02
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Br William Dias

Br Rio Grande do Sul Regional

2011.12.12
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Sebastian de Oliveira

Br São José Super Fight

2011.10.01
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Br Lucas Nascimento

Br Nitrix Champion Fight

2011.09.17
Win | KO/TKO | Kick

Br Deivid Dos Santos

Br Nitrix Champion Fight

2011.09.17
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Leonardo Mafra

Br Santa Catarina Regional

2011.07.09
Win | Submission

Br Geverson Bergamo

Br Parana Regional

2010.11.06
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Br Yuri Fraga

Br Amazon Fight

2010.10.14
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Felipe Santos

Br Brazil Regional

2010.08.21
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Henrique Inseto

Br Sao Paulo Regional

2010.04.24
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ar Ezequiel Ricci
6-0-0 1-0-0

Ar Real Fights 7: Apocalypse Night
Main Card

2010.03.27
Win | Submission | Choke

Andrez Jimenez

Ar Argentina Regional

2009.12.27
Win | Submission | Choke
2:31 Round 1 of 3

Ar Diego Lopez
4-0-0 3-4-0

Ar Explotion Fight Night 2
Main Card

2009.11.01
Win | Submission | Shoulder

Ar Matias Sosa Campi

Ar Argentina Regional

2009.09.27
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Emiliano Candau

Ar Argentina Regional

2008.11.07
Win | KO/TKO
Round 1 of 3

Ar Lucas Funes
1-0-0 0-0-0

Ar ACDCC 1
Co-Main Event

2008.08.24
Win | KO/TKO | Kick

Gaston Micucci

Ar Argentina Regional

2008.07.19

Santiago Ponzinibbio Wiki Update Wiki

Santiago Ponzinibbio began training when he was 13 years old after watching a kickboxing class in Argentina.  He currently holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Ponzinibbio was a title holder for Champion of the Nitrix (77kg), Champion of the BlackMonster (77Kg), Champion of the São José SuperFight (77Kg), Champion of the GP Insano of MMA (77Kg), and Estate of Santa Catarina Boxe Champion.


Santiago Ponzinibbio competed on the second season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, and was the only non-Brazilian cast member on the show.  He defeated Thiago "Bel" Silva to get into the house and was the second pick of Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira.  He made the quarterfinals by defeating Marcio Santos, and eventually earned $25,000 for his knockout of the season performance.  Ponzinnibio then went on to make the semi-finals by defeating replacement Cleiton Duarte.  In the semi-finals, Ponzinibbio defeated Leonardo Santos in a fight of the season performance, netting both fighters a $25,000 bonus and Ponzinibbio's second bonus of the season.  The fight earned him a spot in the finals against William Macario, but Ponzinibbio suffered a broken hand in the bout which did not heal in time for the live finale.  Instead, it was Santos who replaced him and went on to win The Ultimate Fighter title.


Three months after the TUF Brazil 2 finale, Santiago Ponzinibbio was ready to return to action and made his UFC debut against top welterweight prospect Ryan LaFlare.  LaFlare won the fight via wrestling-heavy decision, upsetting the hype Ponzinibbio had built up on the show.  Following the fight and nearly a year-long lay-off, Ponzinibbio returned to form in securing a quick first round victory over Wendell Oliveira for his first professional UFC win.  Ponzinibbio then went on to face Sean Strickland at UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir, earning a unanimous decision and giving Strickland his first professional loss following a 15-0 record.  Ponzinibbio's win was a part of the fight card's record-breaking 11-straight underdog victories.

The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2


Episode 2 Ponzinibbio def. Thiago Silva by TKO (punches) in Round 2
Episode 7 Ponzinibbio def. Marcio Santos by TKO (punches) in Round 1
Episode 11 Ponzinibbio def. Cleiton Duarte by Unanimous Decision
Episode 12 Ponzinibbio def. Leonardo Santos by Unanimous Decision

Last updated 03.16.2015, 3:56 AM ET
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