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UFC Vegas 55: Santiago Ponzinibbio, in the co-star of UFC Vegas 55 two years after an illness that almost led him to retirement

Santiago Ponzinibbio live his first fight of this 2022, when he faces Michael Pereira in the duel UFC Vegas 55 co-featurea function that will be he

UFC Vegas 55: Santiago Ponzinibbio, in the co-star of UFC Vegas 55 two years after an illness that almost led him to retirement


Santiago Ponzinibbio live his first fight of this 2022, when he faces Michael Pereira in the duel UFC Vegas 55 co-featurea function that will be held this Saturday at the APEX of the promotion.

The Argentine lived through a tough 2020 when, in addition to the pandemic, he had a disease that almost put him out of the cage forever. Therefore, now he sees each fight differently.

“I changed my way of seeing because I expected certain fights and if they didn’t give them to me I didn’t want to fight, because I thought I had a lot of time and Later, life showed me that, from one day to the next, everything can change. Now I take advantage of the health I have and I only ask the UFC for fights, I don’t care against who”he told MARCA Claro.

Ponzinibbio knows that he will not have an easy duel against PereiraWell, he’s a great fighter.

“I feel like when I fought in Argentina, I was at the height of my career. Last year it was difficult for me to return to competition, but in no preparation did I feel like this one, I come well prepared in all the fields that the fight can take place, without a doubt they are going to see the best Santiago Ponzinibbio”, he said.

Pereira’s style led the Argentine to prepare differently than on other occasions. “It was very interesting preparing for this fight because Michael Pereira offers some slightly different risks than other fighters. He is a different fighter, unorthodox, with knockout power. It offers a different challenge and it was a lot of fun to prepare for that fight.”

The stellar duel of this function will be between the American former bantamweight champion holly holmbefore the Brazilian Kettlen Vieira, both seeking to position themselves in the best positions of the division that for now dominates Julianna Pea.

The first fights will start at 3:00 p.m. central Mexico time.

STAR BILLBOARD

Holly Holm vs. Ketlen Scallop

Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Michael Pereira

Chidi Njokuani vs. Dusko Todorovic

Polyana Viana vs. Tabatha Ricci

Erik Anders vs. Junyong Park

PRELIMINARY BILLBOARD

Joseph Holmes vs. Alen Amedovs.ki

Jayton Almeida vs. Parker Porter

Omar Morales vs. Aurochs Medic

Jonathan Martinez vs. Vince Morales

Chase Hopper vs. Philip Colares

Elise Reed vs. Sam Hughes