Santiago Ponzinibbio Recovering After Emergency Surgery

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While waiting for the major fight that his form deserves, Santiago Ponzinibbio's momentum has suddenly been stalled.

This week, the Welterweight contender took to Instagram, posting a video that was recorded after "an emergency surgery."

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Ponzinibbio has since explained the situation, telling MMA Junkie that he's now out of hospital and "in the process of recovery". The Brazilian was hospitalized for a week due to a bacterial infection in his blood but will now continue treatment with a specialist. He's without a timeline for his eventual octagon return though.

After seven straight wins, Ponzinibbio is ranked 9th in the UFC's Welterweight standings, most recently knocking out Neil Magny in November 2018. Almost a year of inactivity preceded that win though and it seems that Ponzinibbio will now once again return to the octagon on the back of a relatively lengthy lay-off. Nonetheless, Ponzinibbio's 9-2 UFC record is undeniably impressive and he still appears just a major win or two away from title contention.

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