Dec 11 2021
Saturday

UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
13-4-0
SD 3

Score cards

  • 30-27
  • 29-28
  • 28-29
SD 3
27-4-0

The tape

33
Age
37
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm

Tape record

UDUDKOKOUD
Form
KOKOUDKOUD
13
Wins
27
8
By KO
15
62
KO%
56
2
By SUB
6
15
SUB%
22
4
Loses
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

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

12
UFC
14
-
Bellator
-
15
Tapology
14

Geoff Neal vs Santiago Ponzinibbio report

Who won Neal vs Ponzinibbio?

Geoff Neal beat Santiago Ponzinibbio by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 269, on Saturday 11th December 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of the winner Geoff Neal.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Neal vs Ponzinibbio stats

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

Santiago Ponzinibbio made his way to the cage with a record of 27 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by knock out and 6 by submission.

Geoff Neal's UFC record stood at 7-4-0, while Santiago Ponzinibbio's came in at 11-6-0.

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

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Ponzinibbio had a slight advantage over Neal, with a 22% submission rate over Neal's 15%.

Geoff Neal was the younger man by 4 years, at 33 years old.

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

Neal was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 years and 1 month later than Ponzinibbio, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 21 less professional rounds, 49 to Ponzinibbio's 70.

Neal vs Ponzinibbio form

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

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against 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 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.

Going into that contest, he had beaten 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 defeated 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 was victorious 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 had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.3 rounds on average.

Ponzinibbio's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 10 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

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