Mar 12 2022
Saturday

UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States

UFC Fight Night
5 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
22-9-0

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US - Sat 7:00pm EST / UK - N/A

15-1-0

The tape

38
Age
29
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Full record

UD 5UD 3SUB 3SD 5KO 3
Form
UD 3KO 1KO 1UD 3
22
Wins
15
15
By KO
8
68
KO%
53
1
By Sub
0
5
SUB%
0
9
Losses
1
3
Stopped
0
3
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2014
31
Bouts
16
66
Rounds
37
4 hours, 21 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 39 minutes

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

5
UFC
6
-
Bellator
-
8
Tapology
5

Thiago Santos vs Magomed Ankalaev preview

When is Santos vs Ankalaev?

Thiago Santos is set to face Magomed Ankalaev, as the main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 12th March 2022 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Santos vs Ankalaev stats

Thiago Santos steps into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Magomed Ankalaev will make his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Santos has advantage in power over Ankalaev, with a 68% knock out percentage over Ankalaev's 53%.

Thiago Santos is the older man by 9 years, at 38 years old.

Ankalaev has a height advantage of 1 inch over Santos. Despite this, he has 1-inch reach advantage.

Santos is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 3 years and 1 month earlier than Ankalaev, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 29 more professional rounds, 66 to Ankalaev's 37.

Santos vs Ankalaev form

Thiago Santos has stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he Johnny Walker at UFC Vegas 38 on 2nd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Aleksandar Rakic at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Glover Teixeira at UFC Vegas 13 on 7th November 2020 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had been beaten by Jon Jones at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by split decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Jan Blachowicz at UFC on ESPN+ 3 on 23rd February 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic.

Activity check

Santos' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

Ankalaev's last 4 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.

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