Santiago “Gente Boa” Ponzinibbio, 32, of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Neil “Black Ernie” Magny, 31, of Arvada, Colorado, United States headlined the Ultimate Fighting Championship event titled “UFC Fight Night 140” on November 17, 2018 at Estadio Mary Teran de Weiss in Buenos Aires. The fight card featured 12 mixed martial arts bouts.
“UFC Fight Night 140” is the first UFC event to ever take place in Argentina. In the main event, Ponzinibbio and Magny battled it out in the welterweight division.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, United States on August 3, 1987, Magny is of Haitian and Dominican descent. He earned a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
The Haitian-Dominican-American MMA fighter has been competing in the UFC since 2013. “UFC Fight Night 140” marked his 20th bout in the promotion.
Ponzinibbio was born on September 26, 1986 in La Plata to Italian parents. Growing up in Argentina, he started training kickboxing.
Currently, the Italian-Argentinian-American MMA fighter resides in South Florida, USA. He has been competing in the UFC since 2013 and “UFC Fight Night 140” marked his 11th bout in the promotion.
Referee Herb Dean put a stop to the welterweight bout between Magny and Ponzinibbio at 2 minutes and 36 seconds in the fourth round. The hometown hero knocked out his Haitian-Dominican-American opponent via punch.
The Buenos Aires native won $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for his fourth-round knockout of Magny. It was the third fight night bonus of the latter.
Winning at “UFC Fight Night 140” improved Ponzinibbio’s professional MMA record to 27 wins and 3 losses. In the UFC, he has 12 wins and 2 losses , which include his 4 wins at “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2.”
Ponzinibbio is now riding a seven-bout winning streak. The last time he lost in the UFC octagon was on June 27, 2015 when he was knocked out via punches by Lorenz Larkin at “UFC Fight Night 70” at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, USA.
Losing to Ponzinibbio downgraded Magny’s professional MMA record to 21 wins and 7 losses. The latter now has 14 wins and 6 losses in the UFC.
Watch the “UFC Fight Night 140” post-fight conference in Argentina here: