Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Muslim Salikhov – Fight Preview & Analysis

Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Muslim Salikhov fight preview

UFC on ESPN 59: Namajunas vs. Cortez is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 13, 2024, in Denver, Colorado, USA. In this matchup on the fight card, Santiago “Argentine Dagger” Ponzinibbio will take on Muslim “King of Kung Fu” Chandler in the Welterweight bout. You can view the complete UFC on ESPN 59 card.

Ponzinibbio brings a unique orthodox fighting stance with an 73″ reach. In contrast, Chandler, an orthodox fighter, stands with a 70″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 41% striking accuracy, Ponzinibbio has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 4.9 per minute. On the other hand, Chandler boasts a 51% striking accuracy, landing approximately 3.36 significant strikes per minute.

In this post, we will break down Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Muslim Salikhov matchup. Let’s take a look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 37-year-old, Santiago Ponzinibbio is coming in with a 30-7-0 record. Ponzinibbio will be fighting for the first time since a loss via KO/TKO against Kevin Holland at UFC 287: Pereira vs. Adesanya 2 in April.

Chandler, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO loss against Santiago Ponzinibbio on April 8, 2023, at UFC Fight Night: Dolidze vs. Imavov and holds a 19-5-0 record.

Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Muslim Salikhov
37
Age
40
6′ 0″
Height
5′ 11″
170 lbs.
Weight
170 lbs.
73″
Reach
70″
30-7-0
Record
19-5-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Santiago Ponzinibbio has a orthodox fighting stance with an 73″ reach. The 40-year-old Muslim Salikhov is an orthodox fighter with a 70″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand. The southpaw fighter is the opposite. Southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed; if you are left-handed, you fight southpaw.

Santiago Ponzinibbio stats

→ Ponzinibbio’s striking accuracy is 41%.
→ Ponzinibbio lands 4.9 significant strikes per minute.
→ Ponzinibbio’s takedown accuracy is 30%.
→ Ponzinibbio’s takedown average is 0.48 per 15 minutes.
→ Ponzinibbio’s takedown defense is 60%.

Ponzinibbio comes in with 41% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.9 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Chandler fires at 51% accuracy, landing about 3.36 significant strikes per minute. Santiago Ponzinibbio also has a 30% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 0.48 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Chandler’s 1.27 takedowns and 73% takedown accuracy.

Muslim Salikhov stats

→ Chandler’s striking accuracy is 51%.
→ Chandler lands 3.36 significant strikes per minute.
→ Chandler’s takedown accuracy is 40%.
→ Chandler’s takedown average is 1.27 per 15 minutes.
→ Chandler’s takedown defense is 73%.

Muslim spent, on average, 10:36 minutes in the Octagon, and Santiago has an average fight time of 11:01 minutes.

Considering their records, fighting styles, and recent performances, this matchup looks to be an interesting clash of skills and strategies. Who will come out victorious, Santiago or Muslim? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ESPN 59: Namajunas vs. Cortez
Date
July 13, 2024
Location
Denver, Colorado, USA
Matchup
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Muslim Salikhov

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