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Who won Santos vs Błachowicz?
Thiago Santos beat Jan Blachowicz by during the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 3, on Saturday 23rd February 2019 at O2 Arena in Prague.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Thiago Santos.
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 Błachowicz stats
Thiago Santos stepped into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Jan Blachowicz made his way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggested Santos had a massive power advantage over Blachowicz, boasting at 70% knock out percentage over Blachowicz's 22%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Blachowicz had a massive advantage over Santos, boosting at 39% submission rate over Santos' 5%.
Thiago Santos was the younger man by 1 year, at 38 years old.
Blachowicz had 2-inch reach advantage.
Santos was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2010, 3 year and 9 months later than Blachowicz, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 12 less professional rounds, 75 to Blachowicz's 87.
Santos vs Błachowicz form
Thiago Santos had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Magomed Ankalaev at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Johnny Walker at UFC Vegas 38 on 2nd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
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.
Blachowicz had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Israel Adesanya at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Dominick Reyes at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Corey Anderson at UFC on ESPN+ 25 on 15th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho, United States.
Before that, he had won against Ronaldo Souza at UFC on ESPN+ 22 on 16th November 2019 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He had defeated Luke Rockhold at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jan Blachowicz had been fighting more than Thiago Santos.
Going to this contest, Thiago Santos had last fought 8 months and 17 days ago, while Jan Blachowicz's last outing had been 1 year, 8 months and 23 days ago.
Santos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
Blachowicz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
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