Feb 23 2019
Saturday

O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
20-6-0
KO 3
KO 3
23-7-0

The tape

40
Age
41
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
78" / 198 cm

Tape record

KOKOUDKOKO
Form
SUBUDUDSUBMD
20
Wins
23
14
By KO
5
70
KO%
22
1
By SUB
9
5
SUB%
39
6
Loses
7
3
Stopped
1
2
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2007
26
Bouts
30
47
Rounds
64
2 hours, 53 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 44 minutes

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Thiago Santos vs Jan Blachowicz report

Who won Santos vs Błachowicz?

Thiago Santos beat Jan Blachowicz by knockout in the 3rd round during the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 3, on Saturday 23rd February 2019 at O2 Arena in Prague.

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 losses 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 losses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out and 9 by submission.

This was Thiago Santos' 24th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2013.

Thiago Santos' UFC record stood at 14-10-0, while Jan Blachowicz's came in at 12-7-1.

The stats suggested Santos had a massive power advantage over Blachowicz, boasting a 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, boasting a 39% submission rate over Santos' 5%.

Thiago Santos was the younger man by 1 year, at 40 years old.

Blachowicz had a 2-inch reach advantage.

Santos was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2010, 3 years and 9 months later than Blachowicz, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 13 less professional rounds, 82 to Blachowicz's 95.

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 beaten 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 defeated 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 lost to David Branch at UFC Fight Night 128 on 21st April 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.

He was victorious against Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night 125 on 3rd February 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mangueirinho Gymnasium, Belem, Brazil.

Activity check

Santos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 5 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 16 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 6 years, 8 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 3 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.

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