Dec 08 2018
Saturday

Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
Jimi Manuwa
Manuwa
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19-6-0
KO 2
KO 2
17-4-0

The tape

40
Age
44
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 1" / 186 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
79.5" / 202 cm

Tape record

KOUDKOKOKO
Form
UDKOKOKOKO
19
Wins
17
13
By KO
15
68
KO%
88
1
By SUB
1
5
SUB%
6
6
Loses
4
3
Stopped
3
2
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2008
25
Bouts
21
45
Rounds
32
2 hours, 47 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 58 minutes

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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Tapology
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Thiago Santos vs Jimi Manuwa report

Who won Santos vs Manuwa?

Thiago Santos beat Jimi Manuwa by knockout in the 2nd round during the main card of UFC 231, on Saturday 8th December 2018 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Santos vs Manuwa stats

Thiago Santos stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Jimi Manuwa made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

Thiago Santos' UFC record stood at 14-10-0, while Jimi Manuwa's came in at 6-6-0.

The stats suggested Manuwa had an advantage in power over Santos, with a 88% knock out percentage over Santos' 68%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Manuwa had a slight advantage over Santos, with a 6% submission rate over Santos' 5%.

Thiago Santos was the younger man by 4 years, at 40 years old.

Santos had a height advantage of 1 inch over Manuwa. Despite this, Manuwa had 4-inch reach advantage.

Santos was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 years and 4 months later than Manuwa, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 46 more professional rounds, 81 to Manuwa's 35.

Santos vs Manuwa 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 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, 5 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

Manuwa's last 3 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 1 month and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 4 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.

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