Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2021-12-11, close mma fight with a good pace: Geoff Neal vs Santiago Ponzinibbio gets three stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2021).
Ponzinibbio vs Neal is on the undercard of Charles Oliveira vs Dustin Poirier – UFC 269. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Geoff Neal record
Geoff Neal entered this fight with a mma record of 13-4-0 (77% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.30 welterweight in the world.
He beat Mike Perry in 2019 but then he lost two consecutive matches: against Stephen Thompson in 2020 (Stephen Thompson vs Geoff Neal) and against Neil Magny in May 2021 (Neil Magny vs Geoff Neal).
Santiago Ponzinibbio record
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Santiago Ponzinibbio, has an official record of 28-4-0 (75% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.28 in the welterweight division.
In his last three matches he beat Neil Magny in 2018 (Neil Magny vs Santiago Ponzinibbio) and Miguel Baeza in June 2021 (Miguel Baeza vs Santiago Ponzinibbio), but between these two bouts he lost to Li Jingliang (Santiago Ponzinibbio vs Li Jingliang).
Ponzinibbio’s next fight: Santiago Ponzinibbio vs Michel Pereira
UFC 269 info
Event: UFC 269: Oliveira vs. Poirier
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
UFC 269 fight card
Here is the UFC 269 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN PPV – pay-per-view)
Charles Oliveira vs Dustin Poirier
Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Pena
Geoff Neal vs Santiago Ponzinibbio
Cody Garbrandt vs Kai Kara France
Sean O’Malley vs Raulian Paiva
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Andre Muniz vs Eryk Anders
Erin Blanchfield vs Miranda Maverick
Ryan Hall vs Darrick Minner
Randy Costa vs Tony Kelley
Gillian Robertson vs Priscila Cachoeira
Neal vs Ponzinibbio full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the fight Geoff Neal vs Santiago Ponzinibbio as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Neal vs Ponzinibbio result
Geoff Neal defeated Santiago Ponzinibbio via split decision. Scores were 28–29, 30–27, 29–28.
Neal vs Ponzinibbio post-fight interview
Watch the official video of Santiago Ponzinibbio vs Geoff Neal post-fight octagon interview.