UFC knockout artists Mike Perry and Santiago Ponzinibbio went toe-to-toe over the weekend in a highly anticipated octagon war. UFC’s Chase Sherman decided to make a rather unorthodox bet on the fight’s outcome. Now it would appear that things did not go his way.
The two fighters threw down on the main card for the recent event UFC on FOX 26. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hosted the event inside the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Canada. With Perry and Ponzinibbio both having longstanding records of highlight reel worthy knockout performances, few fight fans expected the match up to go the distance. Of course, the two striking phenoms did just that.
Perry and Ponzinibbio failed to take each other out during their 15 minute brawl, leading to Ponzinibbio earning a unanimous decision victory over his opponent. Before the fight, Chase Sherman took to social media to exclaim that he would let UFC heavyweight knockout artist Francis Ngannou hit him full force in the face if the fight did not end in a knockout.
Over Twitter, Sherman stated:
“If Perry/Ponz doesn’t end in a KO, I’ll let @francis_ngannou PUNCH me Square in the face with my arms tied behind my back. #KOGuaranteed”
— Chase Sherman (@ChaseShermanUFC) December 17, 2017
Francis Ngannou most recently earned a brutal first round knockout victory over heavyweight top contender Alistair Overeem. Now Ngannou is set to face off against UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic for the title at UFC 220.