Late 2021
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
22-3-0
28-6-0

The tape

34
Age
36
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm

Full record

KO 2UD 5UD 3UD 3NC
Form
SD 3SD 3UD 3KO 1KO 4
22
Wins
28
5
By KO
15
23
KO%
54
1
By Sub
6
5
SUB%
21
3
Losses
6
1
Stopped
3
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2008
26
Bouts
34
74
Rounds
64
5 hours, 51 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 20 minutes

Current rankings @ Welterweight

4
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
3
Tapology
-

Belal Muhammad vs Santiago Ponzinibbio preview

When is Muhammad vs Ponzinibbio?

Belal Muhammad could potentially face Santiago Ponzinibbio, in Late 2021.

The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Muhammad vs Ponzinibbio stats

Belal Muhammad would step into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 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 massive power advantage over Muhammad, boosting at 54% knock out percentage over Muhammad's 23%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Ponzinibbio would have an advantage over Muhammad, with a 21% submission rate over Muhammad's 5%.

Belal Muhammad is the younger man by 2 years, at 34 years old.

Ponzinibbio has a height advantage of 1 inch over Muhammad. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Muhammad is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 9 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 year later than Ponzinibbio, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 10 more professional rounds, 74 to Ponzinibbio's 64.

Muhammad vs Ponzinibbio form

Muhammad has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Sean Brady at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had defeated Vicente Luque 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, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Before that, he had won against Demian Maia at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.

He had won against Leon Edwards at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by unanimous decision 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 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, United States.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, he had beat Miguel Baeza at UFC Vegas 28 on 5th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Before that, 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.

He had defeated Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 140 on 17th November 2018 by knockout in the 4th round at Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Belal Muhammad has been fighting more than Santiago Ponzinibbio.

Belal Muhammad last fought 1 month and 11 days ago, while Santiago Ponzinibbio's last outing was 6 months and 12 days ago.

Muhammad's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

Ponzinibbio's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Muhammad vs Ponzinibbio?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Muhammad vs Ponzinibbio yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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