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Who won Santos vs Hill?
Jamahal Hill beat Thiago Santos by , during the main event of UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Hill, on Saturday 6th August 2022 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jamahal Hill.
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 Hill stats
Thiago Santos stepped 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.
Jamahal Hill made his way to the ring with a record of 10 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Santos had a slight advantage in power over Hill, with a 68% knock out percentage over Hill's 60%.
Thiago Santos was the older man by 7 years, at 38 years old.
Hill had a height advantage of 2 inches over Santos. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Santos was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 20 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 6 years and 9 months earlier than Hill, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 47 more professional rounds, 75 to Hill's 28.
Santos vs Hill 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 defeated 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.
Hill had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Johnny Walker at UFC Fight Night on 19th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Jimmy Crute at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Paul Craig at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
Before that, he had won against Ovince St. Preux at UFC Vegas 16 on 5th December 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Darko Sto i at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on 25th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at PNC Arena, Raleigh.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jamahal Hill had been fighting more than Thiago Santos.
Going to this contest, Thiago Santos had last fought 6 months and 13 days ago, while Jamahal Hill's last outing had been 7 months and 6 days ago.
Santos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
Hill's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 8 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.