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Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight
When is Santos vs Walker?
Thiago Santos will fight Johnny Walker, as the main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 2nd October 2021.
The fight will take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Santos vs Walker stats
Thiago Santos steps into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Johnny Walker will make his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggest Walker has advantage in power over Santos, with a 83% knock out percentage over Santos' 71%.
Thiago Santos is the older man by 8 years, at 37 years old.
Walker has a height advantage of 4 inches over Santos. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Santos is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 3 years earlier than Walker, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 29 more professional rounds, 61 to Walker's 32.
Santos vs Walker form
Thiago Santos has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Aleksandar Rakic at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Glover Teixeira at UFC Vegas 13 on 7th November 2020 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to 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.
Before that, he had won against Jan Blachowicz at UFC on ESPN+ 3 on 23rd February 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic.
He had beat Jimi Manuwa at UFC 231 on 8th December 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.
Santos' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
Walker's last 4 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.5 rounds on average.
Santos vs Walker US streams
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