UFC Fight Night 140: [Recap]
Neil Magny, from the very early stages of the main event on the UFC’s first trip to Argentina, was always seemingly on his way to an inevitable defeat. The 10th ranked Santiago Ponzinibbio was never remotely in danger of the losing to the higher ranked Magny.
A jab early on and throughout the fight troubled Magny, but the brutal leg kicks laid the foundations for the win, and really the fight should have been waved off long before Magny was dropped heavily in the 4th to end the one-sided contest.
When any realistic chance of victory has gone, I am not a lover of fighters taking unnecessary punches, save them for another day. Magny’s lead leg was kicked to oblivion and he could barely put any weight on it, severely restricting his own work.
Johnny Walker announced himself in a major way on his UFC debut, he looks to have real potential. The UFC light heavyweight division has struggled for a pulse in recent years, but the last few months has seen new life breathed into the division, and not before time.
Cynthia Calvillo looked dreadful on the scales, but the complete opposite in the cage. Calvillo clearly has potential, but I hope we don’t see her in such obvious distress again as a result of making weight.
MAIN CARD RESULTS:
Santiago Ponzinibbio def Neil Magny by KO (punch) at 2:36 of Round 4
Ricardo Lamas def Darren Elkins by TKO (elbows and punches) at 4:09 of Round 3
Johnny Walker def Khali Rountree by KO (elbows and punches) at 1:57 of Round 1
Ian Heinisch def Cezar Ferreira by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Marlon Vera def Guido Cannetti by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:31 of Round 2
Cynthia Calvillo def Poliana Botelho by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:48 of Round 1