MMASucka’s UFC Fight Night 140 staff picks

UFC Fight Night 140 staff picks
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - NOVEMBER 15: (L-R) Welterweight Neil Magny and Santiago Ponzinibbio pose for photo during the Ultimate Media Day at Hilton Buenos Aires on November 15, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider /Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)

MMASucka’s staff picks are in for tonight’s event, UFC Fight Night 140. The promotion will be heading to Argentina for the very first time in its 25 years of business, taking place at the Estadio Mary Teran de Weiss in Buenos Aires. In the main event, Neil Magny and Santiago Ponzinibbio will look to make sound in the UFC’s welterweight division. Magny currently hosts a two-fight win streak, looking to score his fifteenth total victory inside the octagon. Oppositely, Ponzinibbio is looking to stretch his streak of victories to seven in the UFC, dating back to December of 2015.

In the co-main event, long-time UFC veterans Ricardo Lamas and Darren Elkins will meet in the featherweight division. Also competing on the main card includes a sure-to-see finish between Khalil Rountree and debutant Johnny Walker; a middleweight bout between Brazil’s Cezar Ferreira and Ian Heinisch; a TUF: Latin American teammate reunion scrap between Guido Cannetti and Marlon Vera; and the only female fight on the card, Cynthia Calvillo (who missed weight by two pounds, being fined 20% of her purse) fighting Poliana Botelho.

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Check out our MMASucka staff picks for UFC Fight Night 140: Magny vs. Ponzinibbio, as well as our current records compiled throughout the 2018 year.


Staff Records after Bellator 209: Pitbull vs. Sanchez

1. Michael DeSantis: 169-79
2. Ryan Wagner: 163-85
3. Wesley Riddle: 159-89
4. Mitchell Banuelos: 157-91
5. Omar Villagrana: 151-97
6. Mike Skytte: 144-104
7. Jeremy Brand: 142-97
8. Ed Gallo: 139-109
9. Justin Pierrot: 122-102
10. Matt Bricker: 88-54
11. Brian Gerson: 83-71
12. Connor Deitrich: 43-23
13. Patrick Auger: 11-11
14. Sasha Moksyakov: 4-7


Cynthia Calvillo (6-1) vs. Poliana Botelho (7-1)

Jeremy Brand: Calvillo via UD
Wesley Riddle: Calvillo via SD
Mike Skytte: Calvillo via UD
Justin Pierrot: Botelho via UD
Michael DeSantis: Botelho via UD
Ryan Wagner: Botelho via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Botelho via UD
Ed Gallo: Calvillo via UD
Omar Villagrana: Calvillo via UD
Brian Gerson: Calvillo via Round 2 Submission
Matt Bricker: Botelho via UD
Connor Deitrich: Calvillo via UD
Patrick Auger: Botelho via UD
Sasha Moksyakov: Botelho via UD

Staff pick Calvillo: 7
Staff pick Botelho: 7


Guido Cannetti (8-3) vs. Marlon Vera (11-5-1)

Jeremy Brand: Cannetti via Round 2 Submission
Wesley Riddle: Vera via Round 2 Submission
Mike Skytte: Vera via UD
Justin Pierrot: Cannetti via SD
Michael DeSantis: Vera via Round 2 Submission
Ryan Wagner: Vera via Round 2 Submission
Mitchell Banuelos: Vera via Round 2 TKO
Ed Gallo: Vera via Round 2 Submission
Omar Villagrana: Vera via UD
Brian Gerson: Vera via Round 2 TKO
Matt Bricker: Vera via Round 3 Submission
Connor Deitrich: Vera via Round 1 Submission
Patrick Auger: Cannetti via SD
Sasha Moksyakov: Vera via Round 2 Submission

Staff pick Cannetti: 3
Staff pick Vera: 11


Cezar Ferreira (14-6) vs. Ian Heinisch (11-1)

Jeremy Brand: Ferreira via UD
Wesley Riddle: Heinisch via Round 1 TKO
Mike Skytte: Heinisch via Round 1 TKO
Justin Pierrot: Ferreira via UD
Michael DeSantis: Ferreira via Round 1 Submission
Ryan Wagner: Ferreira via Round 2 Submission
Mitchell Banuelos: Heinisch via UD
Ed Gallo: Ferreira via UD
Omar Villagrana: Heinisch via UD
Brian Gerson: Ferreira via Round 1 Submission
Matt Bricker: Heinisch via UD
Connor Deitrich: Heinisch via Round 2 TKO
Patrick Auger: Ferreira via Round 3 Submission
Sasha Moksyakov: Ferreira via UD

Staff pick Ferreira: 8
Staff pick Heinisch: 6


Khalil Rountree Jr. (8-2, 1 NC) vs. Johnny Walker (13-3)

Jeremy Brand: Rountree via Round 2 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Rountree via Round 1 TKO
Mike Skytte: Rountree via Round 1 TKO
Justin Pierrot: Rountree via Round 1 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Rountree via Round 1 TKO
Ryan Wagner: Rountree via Round 1 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Rountree via Round 1 TKO
Ed Gallo: Rountree via Round 1 TKO
Omar Villagrana: Rountree via UD
Brian Gerson: Rountree via Round 1 TKO
Matt Bricker: Rountree via Round 1 TKO
Connor Deitrich: Rountree via Round 1 TKO
Patrick Auger: Rountree via Round 1 TKO
Sasha Moksyakov: Rountree via Round 1 TKO

Staff pick Rountree: 14
Staff pick Walker: 0


Ricardo Lamas (18-7) vs. Darren Elkins (25-6)

Jeremy Brand: Lamas via UD
Wesley Riddle: Lamas via UD
Mike Skytte: Lamas via Round 3 Submission
Justin Pierrot: Lamas via UD
Michael DeSantis: Lamas via UD
Ryan Wagner: Lamas via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Elkins via Round 3 TKO
Ed Gallo: Elkins via The Damage
Omar Villagrana: Elkins via UD
Brian Gerson: Lamas via Round 2 TKO
Matt Bricker: Lamas via UD
Connor Deitrich: Lamas via UD
Patrick Auger: Elkins via Ridiculous Comeback
Sasha Moksyakov: Elkins via UD

Staff pick Lamas: 9
Staff pick Elkins: 5


Neil Magny (21-7) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (27-3)

Jeremy Brand: Magny via Round 3 SUB
Wesley Riddle: Ponzinibbio via Round 2 TKO
Mike Skytte: Ponzinibbio via SD
Justin Pierrot: Magny via UD
Michael DeSantis: Ponzinibbio via Round 2 TKO
Ryan Wagner: Ponzinibbio via Round 2 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Ponzinibbio via Round 2 TKO
Ed Gallo: Ponzinibbio via SD
Omar Villagrana: Magny via UD
Brian Gerson: Ponzinibbio via Round 3 TKO
Matt Bricker: Ponzinibbio via UD
Connor Deitrich: Ponzinibbio via Round 2 TKO
Patrick Auger: Ponzinibbio via UD
Sasha Moksyakov: Magny via UD

Staff pick Magny: 4
Staff pick Ponzinibbio: 10

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