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Monday, Jan 18, 2021

Santiago Ponzinibbio Releases Statement Following Devastating KO Loss

Santiago Ponzinibbio and Li Jingliang (right) (photo via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

After being knocked out at UFC Fight Island 7, in what was Santiago Ponzinibbio’s first fight since 2018, the welterweight contender has released a statement.

Ponzinibbio faced Li Jingliang at Saturday’s event and was taken out by the Chinese fighter in the first round. The loss snapped the Argentine fighter’s seven-fight winning streak.

Ponzinibbio, who has battled medical issues and injuries over the last couple of years, posted the following statement after the defeat.

I have no words to describe the sadness I feel. I wanted to return giving a victory, yours deserve it for so much support. I worked very hard for this event, a whole year of preparation but this sport is like that, there is a part out of control, a blow that comes in and everything ends. I want to thank all the messages and the love of always! All my life I forged it on adversity, this time it will be no different. I’m coming back stronger than ever

The 34-year-old fighter now carries a record of 27-4.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:44 am
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