From South America to the world! This is the present of Latinos in the UFC

From South America to the world!  This is the present of Latinos in the UFC

South American fighters are increasingly settling in UFC over the years, so it is worth highlighting the present of the most prominent. These begin to stomp and make a space in the most important company in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. Some with a little more filming than others in recent times, but the quality of each of them is not in doubt. Although Brazil is the one that exports the most, Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela begin to get involved little by little.


  • Santiago Ponzinibbio (27-3): The last Rasta event was at UFC Argentina on November 17, 2018, when he knocked out Neil Magny. From that moment on, injuries and a very serious infection left him out of official activity. In recent times he shared videos training at a good pace, so his return is getting closer. The coronavirus pandemic stopped him for a while, but he does not rule out being back in these months.
  • Laureano Staropoli (9-2): Pepi is the only one of the Argentines with an agreed fight, who will be on August 8 against Tim Means (29-12) at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It should be noted that Laureano comes to this combat after falling to Muslim Salikhov. This was so in his last match, on October 26, 2019 in Singapore. Now, he prepares to return with everything to the octagon of the company.
  • Guido Cannetti (8-5): On March 7, 2020, at UFC 248, the ‘Ninja’ fell by knockout in front of Danaa Batgerel and, from that moment, continued training in his gym. Waiting for a call from UFC, continues day by day with his own to go back to stomping inside the cage. In recent times it has already expressed its public intentions to return to the octagon to compete and is ready for when they need it.


  • Omar Morales (10-0): After earning a shot at the Contender Series, Morales debuted in the octagon of UFC with two consecutive wins by unanimous decision. Clearly this caught the attention of many, in addition to his record. The last victory was against Gabriel Benitez at UFC Brasilia on March 14 and the Caracas native is expected to compete again before the end of the year.
  • Veronica Macedo (6-4-1): The native of Caracas fell in her last match against Bea Malecki at UFC Brasilia, on March 14 and by unanimous decision. Before that, she had dramatically beat Polyana Viana at UFC Uruguay by submission, which gave her the performance of the night. Macedo still has no rival to return to the octagon, but, like the rest of those mentioned, she continues to train on her own for when she is called.

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