MMA – Thiago Santos needs greater than ever to break Magomed Ankalaev's seven-game profitable streak in the class.
Thiago Santos is one of the final two athletes to defeat Jan Blachowicz. After that, he suffered a three-game shedding streak, going through Jon Jones, Glover Teixeiraand Aleksandar Rakic. In 2021, he nonetheless managed to get better his well being by profitable towards Johnny Walker. After eight and a half years of seniority in the group, the Brazilian could have a brand new problem to take up this weekend, and never the least.
Magomed Ankalaev suffered just one loss in the UFC, in his debut, to Paul Craig. Since then, he has been using a collection of seven consecutive victories. In 2021, he managed to win towards Nikita Krylov and Volkan Oezdemir. The Russian presently ranks sixth in the gentle heavyweight rankings, simply behind the Brazilian who sits in fifth place.
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Thiago Santos appears to take into account him a terrific opponent. Despite all the things, he intends to come again with a vengeance and add a victory to his already well-filled document. The Brazilian confided in MMA Junkie “It's an enormous problem for me. He's a younger man, a prospect, so I'm very enthusiastic about this duel… He's doing an excellent job. But it is a good alternative. I can present everybody that I'm nonetheless in the sport.”
On the weekend's predominant card, Alex Caceres will even face Sodiq Yusuff. Karl Roberson will meet Khalil Rountree. Drew Dober will face Terrance McKinney. Song Yadong will face Marlon Moraes. Alex Pereira will even be there to face Bruno Silva. The occasion shall be held at the Apex in Las Vegas.