UFC 269: Neal vs Ponzinibbio 12/11/2021 Picks, Predictions and Fight Analysis

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UFC 269 Neal vs Ponzinibbio 12-11-2021 Picks Predictions and Fight Analysis

UFC 269: Neal vs Ponzinibbio 12/11/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has a very stacked fight card and it will be their biggest for the month. UFC 269 is about to commence this coming Saturday, December 11 and it will be in front of a sold-out crowd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. MMA fans can subscribe to Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass to enjoy the matches. The biggest draw for his evening is Dustin Poirier going up against Charles Oliveira for the lightweight championship. Geoff Neal is competing on the main card as he takes on Santiago Ponzinibbio at welterweight. It is seen in UFC betting lines that Santiago Pinzinibbio is going to be the safer pick against Geoffrey Neal.

UFC 269: Neal vs Ponzinibbio 12/11/2021

When: Saturday, December 11, 10:00 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 269: Neal vs Ponzinibbio 12/11/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Geoff Neal +112 Santiago Ponzinibbio -132

Main Card

Geoff Neal

Geoff Neal has an interesting ring name as “Handz of Steel ” and this fighter hails from Harker Heights, Texas in the United States. He has been training and representing Fortis MMA and Strikings. Neal is a 31-year-old welterweight fighter that stands at five-foot-eleven. He heads on to this match with a 13-4 professional record and those wins are divided into eight knockouts, three decisions, and two submissions. This fighter has been struggling lately and has lost back-to-back matches against Stephen Thompson and Neil Magny. He is currently ranked as the 12th best in the UFC’s welterweight division.

Santiago Ponzinibbio

Santiago Ponzinibbio goes by the ring name as the “Argentine Dagger” and he came all the way from La Plata in Argentina. This fighter has been polishing his MMA skills at the American Top Team stable. Ponzinibbio has been a natural six-foot welterweight and this 35-year-old holds a professional record of 28-4. 15 of his victories came from knockouts while the rest were divided into seven decisions and six submissions. Heading to this match, Ponzinibbio is the 14th-ranked welterweight contender in the UFC. He lost his match against Jingliang but was able to bounce back with a unanimous decision win over Miguel Baeza in UFC Fight Night 189.

Neal vs Ponzinibbio Betting Numbers

Record 13-4-0 29-4-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country United States Argentina
Height 5’11” 6’0″
Weight (lbs) 170 170
Reach (in) 75 73
Win by KO/TKO 62% 54%
Win by Submission 15% 21%
Decisions 23% 25%
Strikes landed per minute 4.42 4.65
Striking accuracy 48% 40%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.68 4.38
Striking defense 62% 63%
Takedown average 0.60 0.46
Takedown accuracy 50% 36%
Takedown defense 87% 60%
Submission average 0.20 0.00

Neal vs Ponzinibbio Betting Picks

The veteran fighter Santiago Ponzinibbio came from a seven-fight winning streak until he was halted with a loss. He is set to rise again and the online sportsbook forecasts a unanimous decision victory for Pinzinibbio over Geoff Neal.