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Court McGee meets Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC on FOX 19

It will be a battle of TUF veterans when season 11 champion Court McGee faces TUF Brazil 2 alum Santiago Ponzinibbio on April 16.

Court McGee
Court McGee
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The UFC on FOX 19 Tampa card continues to be filled up, as The Ultimate Fighter 11 champion Court McGee has been paired with TUF Brazil 2 alum Santiago Ponzinibbio on April 16th, as Combate reported.

McGee (17-4) came back to action after a two-year hiatus to bounce back with a decision victory against The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 runner-up, Marcio Alexandre Jr at UFC 194 last December. Ever since dropping to 170, a December 2013 decision defeat to Ryan LaFlare has been the only loss "The Crusher" has suffered.

Also looking to start a new win streak, Ponzinibbio (21-3) knocked out Andreas Stahl at UFC Fight Night 80 after suffering a second-round TKO loss to Lorenz Larkin. Before that, "El Rasta" enjoyed a two-fight winning streak over the likes of Sean Strickland and Wendell Oliveira.

Court McGee and Santiago Ponzinibbio will fight at UFC on FOX 19 at the Amelie Arena in Tampa, Florida, on April 16. The card will be headlined by a lightweight title eliminator between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson.

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