The struggle was something however.
In his yard of Argentina, Ponzinibbio walked by Magny, chopped down his left leg and waited for the proper second to attain a devastating knockout within the fourth spherical of the FS1-broadcast foremost card at Parque Roca Enviornment in Buenos Aires. The victory was Ponzinibbio’s seventh in a row because the Argentinean staked his declare as probably the greatest welterweights within the UFC. Being paired with Magny meant a step up in competitors towards an opponent who was lengthy, rangy and sturdy. Ponzinibbio negated all of these benefits from the opening bell.
Magny and his distinct attain benefit have been tossed apart early as Ponzinibbio stifled the jab with certainly one of his personal. Early on, Ponzinibbio flashed a fast jab that affected Magny’s eye. From there, the hard-hitting Ponzinibbio determined to take intention at Magny’s lead leg and chopped at it with a tough calf kick that wore his opponent down. After the primary couple of rounds, it was evident that Magny wanted to modify up his sport plan as each Ponzinibbio’s jab and leg kicks have been racking up factors and piling on the harm. The kicks that originally hobbled Magny have been now sweeping him off of his ft. As a substitute of making an attempt to complete the struggle with these kicks, Ponzinibbio opted to make use of Magny’s lack of mobility to set him up for a highlight-reel end.
By the point the fourth spherical began, Magny’s motion was compromised and Ponzinibbio blended the occasional leg kick with some head searching. With referee Herb Dean being near stopping the struggle because of Magny’s struggling to stay upright, Ponzinibbio swarmed in and at last landed a crushing proper hand that despatched Magny to the canvas face first.
With Magny unconscious, Ponzinibbio did not must land follow-up strikes as Dean halted the struggle on the 2:36 mark.
The victory places Ponzinibbio within the thick of the welterweight title hunt and he’ll probably struggle a top-five opponent for his subsequent bout.
Elsewhere on the cardboard . . .
- Ricardo Lamas punished Darren Elkins en path to a third-round TKO with some vicious floor and pound.
- Johnny Walker’s UFC debut was a significant upset as he sank Khalil Rountree in a single spherical. A brief elbow within the clinch dropped Rountree in just below two minutes and a follow-up strike fully turned the lights out on him.
- Cynthia Calvillo’s weight scare did not hamper her efficiency as she secured a rear bare choke within the first spherical towards Poliana Botelho.