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Who won Santos vs Walker?
Thiago Santos beat Johnny Walker by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC Vegas 38, on Saturday 2nd October 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 48-47, 48-47, 48-47 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 Walker stats
Thiago Santos stepped into the octagon 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 made his way to the cage 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 suggested Walker had an advantage in power over Santos, with a 83% knock out percentage over Santos' 71%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Walker had a slight advantage over Santos, with a 11% submission rate over Santos' 5%.
Thiago Santos was the older man by 8 years, at 39 years old.
Walker had a height advantage of 4 inches over Santos. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Santos was 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 had fought 34 more professional rounds, 78 to Walker's 44.
Santos vs Walker form
Thiago Santos had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to 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 won against 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.
Santos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
Walker's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.
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