Santiago Ponzinibbio competed in the main event of UFC Fight Night Buenos Aires, defeating Neil Magny by fourth round knockout.
This bout not only served as Ponzinibbio’s second UFC main event victory, but it was also a win in his home country of Argentina.
La Plata is the hometown of Ponzinibbio and the mayor of La Plata recently awarded the fighter the key to the city.
Ponzinibbio shared the news via Instagram:
Hoy fui declarado ciudadano ilustre de mi hermosa ciudad natal y me entregaron la llave de la cuidad, que lindo es volver a casa! // Today I was declared an illustrious citizen of my beautiful hometown and they gave me the key to the city, how nice it is to go home! //Hoje eu fui declarado cidadão ilustre da minha linda cidade natal e eles me deram a chave da cidade, como eh bom estar em casa! #teamponzinibbio #argentinogentebuena #laplata #buenosaires #ufcargentina #latinoamericana #mma #ufc #proximocampeon #nextchamp #ciudadanoilustre
The fighter now sits at #7 in the UFC Welterweight division rankings, making him a contender for the UFC Welterweight Title.