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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 ring 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 ring 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%.
Thiago Santos was the younger man by 1 year, at 37 years old.
Blachowicz had 2-inch reach advantage.
Santos was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less 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 16 less professional rounds, 66 to Blachowicz's 82.
Santos vs Błachowicz form
Santos had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Jimi Manuwa at UFC 231 on 8th December 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Kevin Holland at UFC 227 on 4th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Staples Center, Los Angeles, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by David Branch at UFC Fight Night 128 on 21st April 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
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.
Santos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Blachowicz's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 4 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.