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.
FML just got the news I was offered Santiago in Chile. I accepted and he turned it down smh. Next time I put on “big drama show” so maybe these guys can actually feel like they have a chance for the W 😔😔🤬
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) March 23, 2018
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.
— Santiago Ponzinibbio (@SPonzinibbioMMA) March 23, 2018
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)