GDT: UFC Fight Night: Magny vs. Ponzinibbio

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  1. Avs_19

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    Date: November 17, 2018
    Venue: Estadio Mary Terán de Weiss
    City: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Time: 10pm ET/7pm PT
    Viewing: FS1, TSN 5

    MAIN CARD (FS1, TSN 5)

    Welterweight bout: Neil Magny vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
    Featherweight bout: Ricardo Lamas vs. Darren Elkins
    Light Heavyweight bout: Khalil Rountree Jr. vs. Johnny Walker
    Middleweight bout: Cezar Ferreira vs. Ian Heinisch
    Bantamweight bout: Guido Cannetti vs. Marlon Vera
    Catchweight (118 lbs) bout: Cynthia Calvillo vs. Poliana Botelho

    PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, Fight Network/UFC Fight Pass)

    Welterweight bout: Michel Prazeres vs. Bartosz Fabiński
    Flyweight bout: Alexandre Pantoja vs. Ulka Sasaki
    Featherweight bout: Humberto Bandenay vs. Austin Arnett
    Welterweight bout: Laureano Staropoli vs. Hector Aldana

    PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass)

    Lightweight bout: Devin Powell vs. Jesus Pinedo
    Featherweight bout: Nad Narimani vs. Anderson dos Santos​
     
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    Not much to get excited about here.

    Rountree gets a bump because of his win over Saki, but still not sure how much upside he has.

    Lamas v Elkins is a grinder v grinder fight. I expect Lamas to win, but Elkins has made me look bad before.

    Really hoping Ponzinibbio can win this fight because he's an exciting guy at 170lbs. Good matchup there.

    Other than that.. you can probably skip this one.

    Wasn't there someone around here who thought Cynthia Calvillo was the next Rousey or something like that?
     
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    Dunno. Does Dana post here?

    Agreed there's no much here. The main and co-main are fine enough fights, but not something worth staying in for on a Saturday night or anything. Another one where I'd prefer if they consolidated into another Fight Night/PPV.
     
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    There was definitely some guy running around here claiming how awesome Calvillo was.

    Anyways on the subject of her, pretty scary weight cut yesterday. Again, a great example of why more divisions are helpful but if the fighters aren't going to do their part it's a tough spot. She could barely walk, got naked, and could still only get to 118lbs. Why are you not fighting at 125lbs if this is such an issue? I just don't get it.
     
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    It's stupidity on the UFC's part to not have someone in charge of this and even more stupid on the part of fighters who are risking their lives.
     
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    Absolutely. I don't absolve the fighters in any way shape or form at all. They have plenty of culpability in this. I do believe that the sanctioning body or the organization themselves have to step up now and do something as the fighters have continually shown they won't do the right thing. The UFC needs to mandate safe weight cut guidelines (like an overall cut based on a safe percentage of their starting weight) and if someone is trying to squeeze themselves into a division they truly don't belong it, it needs to be stopped.
     
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    The UFC can pay someone 100k a year and have the problem fixed. Flag fighters when they miss weight and then figure out what weight they should be fighting at.
     
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    Ponzinibbio is definitely someone to watch but I'll probably watch it Sunday morning so I can skip through. The worst part of some of these cards is that they have six fights on the main card and still start them at the same time. That's a long ass time to wait just to watch one fighter.
     
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    CSAC seems to be doing something about the weight cutting issue but really the UFC should've been on top of this years ago. We've already seen many fighters hospitalized due to cutting to much weight and with the way things are trending it's only a matter of time before someone in the UFC dies like it has happened in other organizations.
     
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    Amazing Magny is still standing.
     
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    The Ponz took longer than i thought he would to finish Magny.
     
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    Some good finishes on the main card.
     
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    This ended up being a really good main card.

    Ponzinibbio never gave Magny an inch right from the start of the fight. Nice win for him and it's time for a step up in competition.

    I don't know if the mics were loud or the arena was just too quiet but you could hear a lot of shots very loudly on the broadcast. That elbow Walker landed on Rountree was just brutal.
     
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