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Santiago Ponzinibbio vs Bryan Barberena preview
When is Ponzinibbio vs Barberena?
Santiago Ponzinibbio could potentially face the challenge of Bryan Barberena, in Late 2022.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Ponzinibbio vs Barberena stats
Santiago Ponzinibbio would step into the octagon with a record of 28 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Bryan Barberena would make his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggest Barberena would have a slight advantage in power over Ponzinibbio, with a 61% knock out percentage over Ponzinibbio's 54%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Ponzinibbio would have a slight advantage over Barberena, with a 21% submission rate over Barberena's 11%.
Santiago Ponzinibbio is the older man by 3 years, at 36 years old.
Ponzinibbio has 1-inch reach advantage.
Ponzinibbio is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 1 year and 2 months earlier than Barberena, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 4 less professional rounds, 64 to Barberena's 68.
Ponzinibbio vs Barberena form
Ponzinibbio has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he won against 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 been beaten by 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 lost to 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 won against Miguel Baeza at UFC Vegas 28 on 5th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
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.
Barberena has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he Gunnar Nelson at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by submission in the 1st round at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had lost to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Robbie Lawler at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Matt Brown at UFC Fight Night Columbus on 26th March 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Nationwide Arena, Columbus.
He had won against Darian Weeks at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Bryan Barberena has been fighting more than Santiago Ponzinibbio.
Santiago Ponzinibbio last fought 3 months and 13 days ago, while Bryan Barberena's last outing was 5 days ago.
Ponzinibbio's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 7 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.
Barberena's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 3 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
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