Court McGee meets Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC on Fox 19 this April

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

A fight between Court McGee and Santiago Ponzinibbio is headed to UFC on Fox 19 this April.

The UFC announced the bout this week, with McGee noting that the April 16 date would represent ten years of sobriety for him.

McGee, 31, makes his tenth appearance in the UFC after his successful return in December. He’d been out of action for almost exactly two years in between fights, but The Ultimate Fighter season 11 winner picked up a decision over Marcio Alexandre Jr. in that return at UFC 194.

He’ll now take on “TUF: Brazil 2” vet Ponzinibbio, who makes his sixth appearance in the Octagon. The 29-year-old has won three of his last four, most recently stopping Andreas Stahl in the first round to bounce back from a TKO loss against Lorenz Larkin.

UFC on Fox 19 hits Tampa, Fla., on April 16, headlined by the five round lightweight contender’s bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson.

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