Santiago "Argentine Dagger" Ponzinibbio
Height: 6' 0"
Leg reach: 40.50
Weight: 170 lbs.
Nationality: La Plata, Argentina
AccoladesRecent win streak: 6
Wins by KO: 15
Wins by submission: 6
Wins by decision: 8
STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 2098
Significant Strikes Landed: 873
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 20
Takedowns Landed: 4
Santiago Ponzinibbio is an Argentine mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He has been a professional fighter since 2008, and has long established himself as one of the most talented fighters in the sport.
A native of La Plata, Argentina, Santiago started training martial arts at an early age. By his teens he was studying karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under some of the top instructors in Buenos Aires. He soon developed a passion for combat sports, leading him to pursue a career as a professional fighter when he was 19 years old.
Under Patricio Pitbull’s guidance at Nova Uniao gym in Brazil – Santiago would go on to compete in regional promotions across South America between 2008-2012 before signing with UFC. His first fight took place on November 12th 2012 against Nordine Taleb which he won by Unanimous Decision. This marked his official debut into UFC with many more memorable bouts taking place throughout his career thus far including victories over Gunnar Nelson and Neil Magny among others.
Santiago is known for his intricate striking technique combining multiple forms of kickboxing such as Muay Thai, Capoeira & Karate – making him one of the most versatile strikers within MMA today . However it’s not only standup where Santiago excels; possessing formidable ground game thanks to his BJJ background allowing him to take fights wherever they need to be taken – leading some pundits to label him “The Most Complete Fighter In The Division” . A 4x Performance Of The Night winner within UFC circles – It certainly looks like their confidence isn’t misplaced either!
Outside of competition , Santiago spends time connecting with fans through seminars & appearances around Latin America while also maintaining active social media presence that includes sharing highlights from past matches/training or simply promoting healthy lifestyle habits! As if all that wasn’t enough , prior to this pandemic you’d find Santigo regularly donating blood too highlighting just how selfless human being he truly is both inside & outside octagon alike !
Despite suffering numerous physical setbacks throughout 2020 due injury or Covid related illness , 2021 hasn’t seen any reduction intensity effort put forth by superstar athlete ; recently earning ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors vs Li Jingliang shortly after returning from yearlong hiatus just goes show what kind champion we’re dealing here . Undeterred by adversity there seems no limit potential success awaiting this talented young man; meaning next few years should provide plenty exciting moments watch out for …
by KO/TKO in Round 3 @ 3:16
Sat. Apr 08, 2023
by KO/TKO in Round 3 @ 2:29
Sat. Dec 10, 2022
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. May 21, 2022
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Dec 11, 2021
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Jan 16, 2021