UFC fight night 140 took place in Argentina. A true home game for Santiago Ponzinibbo as he defeated Neil Magny via knock out. The Co-main event was Ricardo Lamas defeating Darren Elkins via TKO.
Ponzinibbo is hot and fresh off a seven fight win streak. His latest drawing the attention of another young powerful striker in Darren Till. A battle of the two best pure strikers would headline great for a European card that Dana White has announced for 2019. Although Till is coming off a loss in his title bout, he is still ranked as the #2 contender in welterweight while Santiago sits at #7. With everyone in between being either booked for a fight in the future or being named Steven Thompson, this would surely be the most entertaining match to make next for Ponzinibbo.
Next Match: Santiago Ponzinibbo(7) vs Darren Till(2)
The loss this past Saturday pushed Magny back to the #11 rank in the 170 pound division. At his age and at this point in his career, it would be interesting to see him fight a guy like Donald Cerrone who is ranked at #12. Another attractive match-up would be Magny vs Gunnar Nelson. Nelson’s last fight was a knock out loss to Santiago Ponzinibbo way back in the summer of 2017. After more then a year off the #14 ranked Nelson would be a great opponent for Magny.
Next Match: Neil Magny (#11) vs Gunnar Nelson (#14)
With this win Lamas moves into the #11 spot in the featherweight division. The top ten in featherweight is currently being held in a little logjam due to the hold off in the Holloway vs Ortega. That being said his best possible road to take next would be Cub Swanson. Swanson is currently ranked higher at #7 in the UFC’s featherweight division and is on a three fight losing streak.
Next Match: Ricardo Lamas (#11) vs Cub Swanson (#7)
The Loss to Lamas brought Elkins to the #15 spot in the UFC’s featherweight division. Being on the cuff of the ranking system, Elkins should get the best possible fight next. Chan Sung Jung just came off a depressing knock out loss to Yair Rodriguez. In witch he was dominating the majority of the fight until being clipped by an elbow at the last second of the last round. The Korean Zombie is known for two things, Chin and Cardio. Being ranked slightly higher at #13 this is the perfect match the UFC could make.
Next match: Darren Elkins(#15) vs Chan Sung Jung(#13)
Walker had himself an impressive knock out win over Khalil Roundtree in his UFC debut. Showing an impressive level of talent in the striking part of his game, He will likely be moved to a ranked opponent next. The First fighter that comes to mind is Nikita Krylov. Coming off of two losses to Misha Cirkunov at UFC 206 and Jan Blachowicz back in September, Krylov is ranked at #15 in the UFC light heavyweight division.
Next Match: Jhonny Walker vs Nikita Krylov(#15)
Written By: Mike D
The BBQ Pit MMA