Current rankings @ Welterweight
Vicente Luque vs Santiago Ponzinibbio preview
When is Luque vs Ponzinibbio?
Vicente Luque could potentially face Santiago Ponzinibbio, in Late 2021.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Luque vs Ponzinibbio stats
Vicente Luque would step into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 9 loses and 1 draw, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Santiago Ponzinibbio would make his way to the cage with a record of 28 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggest Ponzinibbio would have a slight advantage in power over Luque, with a 54% knock out percentage over Luque's 52%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Luque would have an advantage over Ponzinibbio, with a 38% submission rate over Ponzinibbio's 21%.
Vicente Luque is the younger man by 5 years, at 31 years old.
Ponzinibbio has a height advantage of 1 inch over Luque. Despite this, he has 3-inch reach advantage.
Luque's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Ponzinibbio's, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2009, 11 months later than Ponzinibbio, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 1 more professional rounds, 65 to Ponzinibbio's 64.
Luque vs Ponzinibbio form
Luque has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Geoff Neal at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Hill on 6th August 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Belal Muhammad at UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Muhammad 2 on 16th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Michael Chiesa at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Toyota Center, Houston.
Before that, he had won against Tyron Woodley at UFC 260 on 27th March 2021 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Randy Brown at UFC Vegas 5 on 1st August 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Ponzinibbio has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Alex Morono at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Michel Pereira at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira on 21st May 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Geoff Neal at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Miguel Baeza at UFC Vegas 28 on 5th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
He had lost to Jingliang Li at UFC on ABC 1 on 16th January 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In terms of recent activity, Santiago Ponzinibbio has been fighting more than Vicente Luque.
Vicente Luque last fought 7 months and 19 days ago, while Santiago Ponzinibbio's last outing was 3 months and 15 days ago.
Luque's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Ponzinibbio's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Luque vs Ponzinibbio?
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