Santiago Ponzinibbio hopes to return in victories over one of the most exciting UFC fighters.
A huge number of people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that the match between Ponzinibbio and undefeated Miguel Baeza will take place at the June 5 UFC event at a location that has yet to be announced. Combate was the first to report this.
UFC acerta Santiago Ponzinibbio x Miguel Baeza, pelo peso-meio-médio, para o evento programado para 5 de junho. #feedmma— Marcelo Barone (@marbarone) April 15, 2021
In an impressive streak of seven wins, Santiago Ponzinibbio was forced to leave the field for more than two years after suffering a bacterial infection that led to several surgeries. “Gente Boa” returned in January for UFC Fight Island 7 and was stopped by Li Jingliang in the first round. The 34-year-old has a 9-3 career in the UFC and hopes to take a step towards returning to the top 15 at 170 pounds.
Miguel Baeza (10-0) should appear for the fourth time in the octagon. The fighter jumped off the page after winning Dana White’s Contender Series by decision in June 2019. “Caramel Thunder” completed all three of his UFC bouts in round two. in victories over Hector Aldana, Matt Brown and Takashi Sato.