The second bout of the UFC on Fox 26 main card occured in the talent-rich UFC welterweight division, where all-action knockout artists Santiago Ponzinibbio and “Platinum” Mike Perry collided in an early frontrunner for Fight of the Night honors.
This contest did not disappoint.
For three, wild rounds, Perry and Ponzinibbio exchanged heavy artillery, forcing momentum shift after momentum shift and bloodying one another badly in the process. In the end, however, a sharper Ponzinibbio began to steal the momentum in the bout’s second half, battering an exhausted Perry through the latter round and a half to capture a unanimous decision victory.
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With this thrilling win, Ponzinibbio extends his current win-streak to six-straight. This streak his highlighted by exciting wins over Court McGee, Zak Cummings, Nordine Taleb, Gunnar Nelson, and now Mike Perry. Now a fantastic 26-3 overall, Ponzinibbio called post-fight for an interim welterweight title fight with the winner of UFC on Fox 26’s Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos main event.
Perry, meanwhile, loses for just the second time as a pro. With this outcome, he returns to the loss column after absolutely violent knockout wins over Jake Ellenberger and Alex Reyes. The fan favorite is now 11-2 overall, and 4-2 in the Octagon.
Stay tuned for more UFC on Fox 26 updates as the card continues to unfold.
This article first appeared onBJPenn.comon 16/12/2017.