Oct 02 2021
Saturday

UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
21-9-0
UD 5

Score cards

  • 48-47
  • 48-47
  • 48-47
UD 5
18-5-0

The tape

40
Age
32
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 6" / 198 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
81.9" / 208 cm

Tape record

UDSUBSDKOKO
Form
KOUDKOKOKO
21
Wins
18
15
By KO
15
71
KO%
83
1
By SUB
2
5
SUB%
11
9
Loses
5
3
Stopped
3
3
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2013
30
Bouts
23
61
Rounds
32
3 hours, 56 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 36 minutes

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

5
UFC
10
-
Bellator
-
7
Tapology
13

Thiago Santos vs Johnny Walker report

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 the 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 losses 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 losses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by knock out and 2 by submission.

This was Thiago Santos' 24th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2013. Johnny Walker marked his 14th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2018.

Thiago Santos' UFC record stood at 14-10-0, while Johnny Walker's came in at 7-6-0.

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 40 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 35 more professional rounds, 82 to Walker's 47.

Santos vs Walker form

Thiago Santos had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had 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 submission in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been defeated 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.

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 beaten Jimi Manuwa at UFC 231 on 8th December 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.

Activity check

Santos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 7 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

Walker's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Santos vs Walker?

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