UFC Fight Night: Magny vs. Ponzinibbio (also known as UFC Fight Night 140) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will take place on November 17, 2018 at the Mary Terán de Weiss Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. .
It is expected that a welterweight fight between Neil Magny and Santiago Ponzinibbio will lead the event.
It was expected that Veronica Macedo would face Maryna Moroz at the event. However, Macedo retired from the fight due to an injury and was replaced by KSW flyweight champion and newcomer Ariane Lipski. In turn, Moroz retired due to an injury on October 30 and as a result the fight was canceled.
Claudio Puelles was scheduled to face Devin Powell at the event. However, Puelles retired from the fight in mid-October with an undisclosed injury and was replaced by promotion newcomer, Jesus Pinedo.
A middleweight fight between Jared Cannonier and Alessio Di Chirico was scheduled for the event. However, on October 20, it was reported that Cannonier would meet with former WSOF light middleweight and heavyweight champion David Branch at UFC 230. He is not sure at this time whether he will be looking for a replacement for the UFC.
The winner of the Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2 lightweight, Enrique Barzola, was expected to face Nad Narimani at the event. However, on October 26, it was reported that Barzola withdrew from the fight due to an arm injury and was replaced by promotion newcomer Sergio Giglio. In turn, on November 8, it was reported that Giglio was expelled due to an injury and was replaced by his newcomer Anderson dos Santos. [eleven]
Tom Breese was expected to face the winner of the middleweight The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, Cezar Ferreira, at the event. However, on November 9 it was announced that he withdrew from the event due to an injury and was replaced by promotional rookie Ian Heinisch.
For the first time, the UFC is going to Argentina, as UFC Fight Night 140 originates in Buenos Aires on Saturday, November 17. The main event at FS1 is a welterweight showdown between Argentina’s own Santiago Ponzinibbio and long-time contender Neil Magny, while featherweight contenders Ricardo Lamas and Darren Elkins meet in the main event.
The next most important fight on the card is a confrontation of women in the straw weight between prospects Cynthia Calvillo and Poliana Botelho, followed by flyweight Alexandre Patoja and Ulka Sasaki, who are obviously in the preliminaries because it is the weight division fly.
Here is the fight and fight order for UFC Buenos Aires:
Main card (10 PM ET, FS1)
Neil Magny vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Ricardo Lamas vs Darren Elkins
Khalil Rountree vs. Johnny Walker
Guido Cannetti vs Marlon Vera
Cezar Ferreira vs. Ian Heinisch
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Poliana Botelho
Preliminary Card (8 PM ET, FS1)
Michel Prazeres vs Bartosz Fabinski
Alexandre Pantoja vs. Ulka SasakI
Austin Arnett against Humberto Bandenay
Laureano Staropoli vs. Hector Aldana
Preliminary Card (7 PM ET, Fight Pass)
Devin Powell vs Jesus Pinedo
Nad Narimani vs Anderson dos Santos
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to South America this Saturday (November 17, 2018) with UFC Fight Night 140, the debut of the promotion in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In the main event televised by FOX Sports 1, his local son Santiago Ponzinibbio seeks his seventh consecutive victory against Neil Magny, while Ricardo Lamas faces Darren Elkins in the main event. The card will also make Khalil Rountree Jr. welcome Johnny Walker to the Octagon and let Ian Heinisch appear at short notice against Cezar “Mutante”.
We have six bouts of “Prelims” secondary billboards to preview and predict this time, two in Fight Pass and four in FOX Sports 1. Let’s start with the online section.
155 lbs.: Devin Powell vs. Jesus Pinedo
Devin Powell (9-3) drew Dana White’s attention on “Lookin ‘for a Fight”, which started a debut against Drakkar Klose last year. After dropping the decisions against Klose and Darrell Horcher, Powell overcame the early adversity to finish with Alvaro Herrera with body kicks in July.
Their victories are well divided into three knockouts, submissions and decisions each.
Jesus Pinedo (15-4-1) enters the octagon after six consecutive victories, all of them stops. “El Mudo” has eliminated seven opponents in general and has sent four others.
He replaces his teammate Claudio Puelles in the last warning.
Powell has done quite well for someone who has no visible sports gift at all, but being a better version of John Gunther is not enough to succeed in the deepest division of the UFC. Is it enough to at least let Pinedo pass?
Eh, probably not.
The Peruvian is not the most durable, but seems to be a little faster and more powerful on the feet, not to say decent in the defense of the takedowns. Unless the short notice catches him, he has the tools to exploit Powell’s lack of artillery. The combination of durability and nonexistent defense of Powell make him win many lumps while Pinedo’s quick hands tattoo him for 15 minutes.
Prediction: Pinedo by unanimous decision.
145 pounds: Nad Narimani vs. Anderson dos Santos
Nad Narimani (11-2) took full advantage of his second shot in the glory of Cage Warriors by dominating Paddy Pimblett to win the featherweight title of the promotion. He was supposed to make his UFC debut in March, but he finally faced German prospect Khalid Taha in July, making a decision on the local wrestler.
“Smiler” has submitted five opponents and has eliminated two others.
Anderson dos Santos (19-6) opened his career 12-1, but he found himself on a 4-4 stretch that saw him subject Ricky Simon to the bantamweight belt of Titan FC amid losses to people like Andrew Whitney and Said Nurmagomedov. “Berinja” has achieved two consecutive victories since succumbing to veteran Victor Henry, who most recently attacked Wanderlei “Mexicano” in July.
Enter the injured Sergio Giglio, who also intervened for the injured Enrique Barzola, in the notice of a week.
dos Santos is not a joke despite its relatively recent struggles, with heavy takedowns and submissions. The problem here is that he is moving from the bantamweight to face a large and powerful featherweight in Narimani with a similar, but much more complete, skill set. The Briton can more than defend himself in the fight and believes that he is the most powerful striker by far.
Trying to exercise around Narimani will be downright draining, and dos Santos has finished in five of those six losses. Expect the Brazilian to try to accelerate the pace early, only for Narimani’s defense and punching power to wear him down until his neck is open.
Prediction: Narimani through the presentation of second round
Four more games of “Prelims” undercard of UFC Fight Night 140 to preview and predict tomorrow, crowned by a clash of specialists in welterweight. See you later, maniacs!