UFC On ABC 1: Ponzinibbio vs Jingliang – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to start the year promoting fight cards in the Ethiad Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Kicking things off is UFC on ABC 1 which is set to happen this Saturday, January 16. Fight fans can catch the action by availing Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass. The main event will feature Max Holloway trying to earn another title show against 6th-ranked featherweight Calvin Kattar. The undercard will also feature a welterweight matchup between Santiago Ponzinibbio taking on Li Jingliang. It is seen by UFC Live Betting that Jinliang Li will be the riskier bet in this fight against Santiao Ponzinibbio.
UFC On ABC 1: Ponzinibbio vs Jingliang
|When:||Saturday, January 16, 3:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|TV:||Pay Per View|
|Stream:||UFC Fight Pass|
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— UFC (@ufc) January 9, 2021
UFC On ABC 1: Ponzinibbio vs Jingliang Odds
Santiago Ponzinibbio is a 34-year-old fighter known inside the MMA cage as the “Gente Boa” He hails from La Plata, Argentina and this natural welterweight has been training at the American Top Team stable. Ponzinibbio stands at 6-feet and he has an impressive professional fighting record of 27-3. 15 of those wins are from knockouts while also having six submissions and six decisions. He is coming to this match against Jingliang Li on a seven-match winning streak. The last fight of Ponzinibbio happened way back in November 2018. He went up against the very cerebral Neil Magny in UFC Fight Night 140. The match ended in the fourth round with a knockout punch by Ponzinibbio in the fourth round.
Jingliang Li is a 32-year-old fighter and this welterweight flew all the way from Xinjiang, China. He stands at six-feet and has a ring name of “The Leech”. His training comes from China Top Team. Li now has a professional MMA record of 17-6. Those victories are divided into eight knockouts, four submissions and five decisions. He has been fighting in the UFC since May 2014 and won nine of his 13 matches in the organization. His last match was just this March 2020 before the nationwide sports lockdown began. Li took on Neil Magny in UFC 248 and that went to a full three rounds. He lost in this game by a unanimous decision.
Ponzinibbio vs Jingliang Betting Numbers
|Win by KO/TKO||56%||47%|
|Win by Submission||22%||24%|
|Strikes landed per minute||4.27||4.51|
|Striking absorbed per minute||4.02||3.69|
Ponzinibbio vs Jingliang Betting Picks
Santiago Ponzinibbio has been away from the octagon for quite some time and his conditioning is very questionable. Jingliang Li may have lost his last match but he is very consistent inside the octagon. Even with the long lay off, Top Online Sportsbook sees Ponzinibbio as the safer bet on how he demolished Neil Magny which Jiangliang was not able to do.