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UFC Fight Night 129: Ponzinibbio and Usman collide in main event

No.7 welterweight Kamaru Usman (12-1-0) will face his stiffest challenge yet in No. 10 Argentinian Santiago Ponzinibbio (26-3-0) at Santiago’s UFC Fight Night 129 on May 19.

Usman’s profile has increased since another dominant win at UFC Fight Night 124 in January over Emil Meek, part of an 11 fight win streak.

Meanwhile, Ponzinibbio, 31, is coming off an impressive win over Mike Perry at UFC on FOX 26 at December 2017. Since entering the octagon in 2013, he is 8-2-0 with four finishes.

UFC Fight Night 129 is scheduled for May 19 at the Combate de Peso Paja in Santiago, Chile. Current bouts include:

Santiago Ponzinibbio (26-3-0) vs. Kamaru Usman (12-1-0)

Volkan Oezdemir (15-2-0) vs. Mauricio Rua (25-10-0)

Vicente Luque (12-6-1) vs. Chad Laprise (13-2-0)

Guido Cannetti (7-3-0) vs. Diego Rivas (7-1-0)

Alexa Grasso (10-1-0) vs. Tatiana Suarez (5-0-0)

Andrea Lee (8-2-0) vs. Veronica Macedo (5-1-1)

Syuri Kondo (6-0-0) vs. Poliana Botelho (6-1-0)

Enrique Briones (16-7-1) vs. Frankie Saenz (12-5-0)

Jared Cannonier (10-3-0) vs. Dominick Reyes (8-0-0)


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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