Mar 12 2022
Saturday

UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
22-9-0
UD 5

Score cards

  • 46-49
  • 46-49
  • 47-48
UD 5
15-1-0

The tape

40
Age
31
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Tape record

UDUDSUBSDKO
Form
UDUDKOKOKO
22
Wins
15
15
By KO
8
68
KO%
53
1
By SUB
0
5
SUB%
0
9
Loses
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

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

5
UFC
6
-
Bellator
-
8
Tapology
5

Thiago Santos vs Magomed Ankalaev report

Who won Santos vs Ankalaev?

Magomed Ankalaev beat Thiago Santos by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 12th March 2022 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 49-46, 49-46, 48-47 in favor of the winner Magomed Ankalaev.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Santos vs Ankalaev stats

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

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

Thiago Santos' UFC record stood at 14-10-0, while Magomed Ankalaev's came in at 10-1-1.

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

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Santos had a slight advantage over Ankalaev, with a 5% submission rate over Ankalaev's 0%.

Thiago Santos was the older man by 9 years, at 40 years old.

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

Santos was 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 had fought 29 more professional rounds, 81 to Ankalaev's 52.

Santos vs Ankalaev form

Santos had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Eryk Anders at UFC Fight Night 137 on 22nd September 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Ginásio do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Previous to that, he had beaten Kevin Holland at UFC 227 on 4th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Staples Center, Los Angeles, United States.

Going into that contest, he had lost to David Branch at UFC Fight Night 128 on 21st April 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.

Before that, he had defeated Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night 125 on 3rd February 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mangueirinho Gymnasium, Belem, Brazil.

He was victorious against Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night 119 on 28th October 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo.

Activity check

Santos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 6 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

Ankalaev's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Santos vs Ankalaev?

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