UFC Argentina: Neil Magny vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
South American capital of kickboxing, Argentina gets another treat when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) makes its debut with Fight Night 140 on November 18 (AWST). Over the last four seasons the country has been a host for as many as seven Simply the Best series produced in Caseros, Moreno, Cordoba and Buenos Aires, with an upcoming Episode 22 scheduled for the next weekend.
UFC Fight Night 140 takes place at the Estadio Mary Teren de Weiss in Buenos Aires. The event is headlined by a welterweight battle between Neil Magny and Santiago Ponzinibbio, the promotion announced on Friday (via Twitter).
American Neil Magny (21-6) is coming off the first-round knockout win earned against Craig White in May. Before that he scored a unanimous decision against Carlos Condit.
The representative of the country-host Santiago Ponzinibbio (26-3) is riding a six-fight win streak. He is back in the Octagon for the first time since last December when he defeated Mike Perry by a unanimous decision.
Among other bouts expected on the card, light heavyweight Khalil Rountree Jr. takes on Johnny Walker. As well, Jared Cannonier meets Alessio Di Chirico at middleweight. The list of announced to date bouts can be found below.
UFC Argentina fight card
Welterweight Neil Magny vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Light Heavyweight Khalil Rountree Jr. vs. Johnny Walker
Middleweight Jared Cannonier vs. Alessio Di Chirico
Bantamweight Guido Cannetti vs. Marlon Vera
Women’s Strawweight Cynthia Calvillo vs. Poliana Botelho
Middleweight Cezar Ferreira vs. Tom Breese
Featherweight Enrique Barzola vs. Nad Narimani
Welterweight Michel Prazeres vs. Bartosz Fabinski
Lightweight Claudio Puelles vs. Devin Powell
Women’s Flyweight Veronica Macedo vs. Maryna Moroz