UFC Vegas 55 event is co-headlined by a welterweight contest featuring Michel Pereira taking on Santiago Ponzinibbio.
Michel Pereira (27-11 MMA) enters the contest on a four-fight win streak, his latest being a decision victory over Andre Fialho. ‘Demolidor’ has gone 5-2 during his seven-fight UFC career.
Meanwhile, Santiago Ponzinibbio (28-6 MMA) had entered tonight’s co-main event with hopes of rebounding from his split decision loss to Geoff Neal at UFC 269. The Argentine has alternated between losses and wins since returning to action in 2021.
UFC Vegas 55 co-main event proved to be a thrilling back and forth affair. Michael Pereira got off to a strong start in the opening round but Santiago Ponzinibbio stormed back in round two. The third and final five minutes was an all out brawl but did not conclude in a finish. Thus we went to the judges scorecards for decision.
Official UFC Vegas 55 Result: Michel Pereira def. Santiago Ponzinibbio by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
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Get all of the results and highlights from UFC Vegas 55 fight card below:
UFC Vegas 55 Main Card (7pm EST on ESPN+)
Holly Holm vs. Ketlen Vieira – Vieira def. Holm by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 47-48)
Michel Pereira vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio – Pereira def. Ponzinibbio by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Chidi Njokuani vs. Dusko Todorovic – Njokuani def. Todorovic via KO (elbow) at 4:48 of Round 1
Tabatha Ricci vs. Polyana Viana – Ricci def. Viana by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Eryk Anders vs. Jun Yong Park – Park def. Anders by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
UFC Vegas 55 Prelims (5pm EST on ESPN+)
Alen Amedovski vs. Joseph Holmes – Holmes def. Amedovski via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:04 of Round 1
Jailton Almeida vs. Parker Porter – Almeida def. Porter via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:35 of Round 1
Uros Medic vs. Omar Morales – Medic def. Morales via TKO (punches) at 3:05 of Round 2
Jonathan Martinez vs. Vince Morales – Martinez def. Morales by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
UFC Vegas 55 Early Prelims (4pm EST on ESPN+)
Chase Hooper vs. Felipe Colares – Hooper def. Colares via TKO (punches) at 3:00 of Round 3
Elise Reed vs. Sam Hughes — Hughes def. Reed via TKO (elbows) at 3:52 of Round 3