UFC Vegas 55 is set to get going this weekend from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. ET. There is a five-bout main card highlighted by a welterweight fight between Santiago Ponzinibbio and Michel Pereira.
In this battle of welterweights Pereira (27-11-2) enters with some momentum having won his four previous fights. Ponzinibbio (28-5) is a tough-luck story of a guy on the verge of championship contention after winning seven straight over a three-year span from December 2015 to November 2018. But injuries kept the 35-year-old Argentinian on the shelf for all of 2019 and 2020. Ponzinibbio has lost two of three since his return.
How to watch Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Michel Pereira
Date: Saturday, May 21
Fight time: Main card starts at 7:00 p.m. ET
Live stream: ESPN+ PPV
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds/Predictions
Ponzinibbio to win by KO/TKO/DQ: +400
Ponzinibbio to win by Submission: +1600
Ponzinibbio to win by Decision: +225
Pereira to win by KO/TKO/DQ: +350
Pereira to win by Submission: +1000
Pereira to win by Decision: +200
Splits: 79% of handle, 66% of bets on Pereira
This should be a great fight between strikers. Pereira can do damage with his kicks and will try to keep Ponzinibbio from getting inside of range where he can land punches. The winner of this fight is likely to get into the top 15. Right now I think Ponzinibbio can turn this fight into a brawl and get a close decision.
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