A crossroads fight takes shape in the main event of UFC Vegas 38.
Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker meet in a pivotal light heavyweight bout on Saturday night. of the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. The match will headline UFC Vegas 38 as the promotion is in the midst of a 10-week period with consecutive events each weekend. Santos is a former title challenger who has a 21-9 record to his name. Unfortunately for the Brazilian, however, Santos is in a three-fight loss, including a loss to former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in July 2019.
Santos’ last win came against current champion Jan Blachowicz when he ended the fight via TKO. The win was what gave Santos a title shot later that year, where a run of four wins would come to a halt.
As for Walker, he is coming off a September 2020 TKO win against Ryan Spann, which itself resulted in a two-fight loss. He has found success in the promotion so far, going 4-2 after earning a contract through the Brazilian edition of Dana White’s Contender Series in Aug 2018.
Something must be given as the winner is one step closer to a shot at UFC gold.
Thiago Santos vs. Johnny Walker Opportunities
WynnBet lists Walker as a slight favorite over Santos at -160 meaning you would have to bet $160 to make $100 in profit. Santos is the underdog with +125. However, these are the odds at the time of pressing and may change as battle time gets closer. Make sure you gamble responsibly.
Thiago Santos vs. Johnny Walker: What time is the fight on Saturday?
The fights begin at 4pm ET/1pm PT and are exclusively on ESPN+. The event will have 13 fights and will also feature Kevin Holland, Niko Price and Antonia Shevchenko, among others who will grace the Octagon.
Thiago Santos vs. Johnny Walker live stream Reddit
The fights can be found via the MMA subreddit, which can be found here. If you intend to use this method, remember to do so cautiously and at your own risk.