Thiago Santos defeats Johnny Walker at UFC Fight Night

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Thiago Santos defeated compatriot Johnny Walker in a unanimous decision on Saturday night in the main event of UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas.

Santos won 48-47 on all three cards in the light heavyweight bout at the UFC Apex.

The battle was extremely close, according to the statistics. Walker landed 48 strikes on Santos’ 44.

The previous fight between middleweights Kevin Holland and Kyle Daukaus ended in a first round no-contest after an accidental clash of heads. Holland fell to the mat, but then continued to fight.

Daukaus then ended the bout with a rear-naked choke submission. However, after the referee and officials discussed ringsides, they decided the fight as an NC, saying Holland had been compromised by the headbutt.

In other main card fights, Niko Price defeated Alex Oliveira by unanimous decision in their welterweight bout, Krzysztof Jotko defeated Misha Cirkunov in a split decision in their middleweight bout, and Alexander Hernandez took a TKO of Mike Breeden at 1:20 of the first round in their lightweight fight.


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