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Rob Wilkinson vs Thiago Santos preview
When is Wilkinson vs Santos?
Rob Wilkinson will fight Thiago Santos in the co-main event of PFL 1, on Saturday 1st April 2023 at The Theater - Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Wilkinson vs Santos stats
Rob Wilkinson steps into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Thiago Santos will make his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Santos has an advantage in power over Wilkinson, with a 68% knock out percentage over Wilkinson's 53%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Wilkinson will have a massive advantage over Santos, boasting at 41% submission rate over Santos' 5%.
Rob Wilkinson is the younger man by 8 years, at 31 years old.
Wilkinson has a height advantage of 1 inch over Santos. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Wilkinson is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 10 months later than Santos, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 48 less professional rounds, 27 to Santos' 75.
Wilkinson vs Santos form
Rob Wilkinson has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Omari Akhmedov at PFL 2022 #10 -World Championship on 25th November 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Hulu Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Delan Monte at PFL 2022 #7 on 5th August 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had beat Viktor Pesta at PFL 2022 #4 on 17th June 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta.
Before that, he had defeated Bruce Souto at PFL 2022 #1 on 20th April 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.
He had been beaten by Siyar Bahadurzada at UFC Fight Night 115 on 2nd September 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Thiago Santos has beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Jamahal Hill at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Hill on 6th August 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had lost to Glover Teixeira at UFC Vegas 13 on 7th November 2020 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Thiago Santos has been fighting more than Rob Wilkinson.
Rob Wilkinson last fought 3 months and 17 days ago, while Thiago Santos' last outing was 7 months and 8 days ago.
Wilkinson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
Santos' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Wilkinson vs Santos?
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PFL 1 Tickets
The Theater - Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas
Show open: TBA
Main card starts: TBA
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