Dec 11 2021
Saturday

UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States

UFC 269
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
13-4-0

est. walkout:

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broadcast start time:

US - Sat 10:00pm EST / UK - Sun 1:00am

27-4-0

The tape

31
Age
35
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm

Full record

UD 3UD 5KO 2
Form
UD 3KO 1KO 4UD 3KO 1
13
Wins
27
8
By KO
15
62
KO%
56
2
By Sub
6
15
SUB%
22
4
Losses
4
1
Stopped
3
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2008
17
Bouts
31
37
Rounds
55
2 hours, 36 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 35 minutes

Current rankings @ Welterweight

12
UFC
14
-
Bellator
-
14
Tapology
15

Geoff Neal vs Santiago Ponzinibbio preview

When is Neal vs Ponzinibbio?

Geoff Neal is set to face Santiago Ponzinibbio, during the main card of UFC 269, on Saturday 11th December 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit will be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Neal vs Ponzinibbio stats

Geoff Neal steps into the ring with a record of 13 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.

Santiago Ponzinibbio will make his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.

The stats suggest Neal has a slight advantage in power over Ponzinibbio, with a 62% knock out percentage over Ponzinibbio's 56%.

Geoff Neal is the younger man by 4 years, at 31 years old.

Ponzinibbio has a height advantage of 1 inch over Neal. Despite this, he has 2-inch reach advantage.

Neal is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 year and 1 month later than Ponzinibbio, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 18 less professional rounds, 37 to Ponzinibbio's 55.

Neal vs Ponzinibbio form

Ponzinibbio has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he defeated Miguel Baeza at UFC Vegas 28 on 5th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest in the United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had beat Mike Perry at UFC on FOX 26 on 16th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Canada.

He had won against Gunnar Nelson at UFC Fight Night 113 on 16th July 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow, Scotland.

Activity check

Neal's last 3 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.3 rounds on average.

Ponzinibbio's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

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