Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2022-03-12, good performance by both fighters: the mma fight Thiago Santos vs Magomed Ankalaev gets three stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2022).
Ankalaev vs Santos is the main event of UFC Vegas 50 (also known as UFC Fight Night 203 or UFC on ESPN+ 61). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Thiago Santos record
The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Thiago Santos entered this fight with a professional mma record of 22-9-0 (73% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.9 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Glover Teixeira).
Thiago ‘Marreta’ lost three consecutive bouts between 2019 and 2021, the last one with Aleksandar Rakic (Thiago Santos vs Aleksandar Rakic), but then he came back to win with Johnny Walker in October 2021 (Thiago Santos vs Johnny Walker).
But if you want to watch Santos’ best fights, here is one match we rated with 4 stars in 2015: Thiago Santos vs Steve Bosse.
Santos’ next fight: Thiago Santos vs Jamahal Hill
Magomed Ankalaev record
His opponent, Magomed Ankalaev, has an official record of 15-1-0 (53% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.11 in the light-heavyweight division.
He suffered his only loss when he faced Paul Craig in 2018, since then he has won seven consecutive matches beating Nikita Krylov (Nikita Krylov vs Magomed Ankalaev) and Volkan Oezdemir in 2021 (Magomed Ankalaev vs Volkan Oezdemir).
Ankalaev’s next fight: Magomed Ankalaev vs Anthony Smith
UFC Vegas 50 info
Event: UFC Fight Night 203: Santos vs. Ankalaev
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
UFC Vegas 50 fight card
Here is the UFC Vegas 50 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN+)
Thiago Santos vs Magomed Ankalaev
Marlon Moraes vs Yadong Song
Sodiq Yusuff vs Alex Caceres
Khalil Rountree Jr vs Karl Roberson
Drew Dober vs Terrance McKinney
Alex Pereira vs Bruno Silva
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN+)
Matthew Semelsberger vs AJ Fletcher
JJ Aldrich vs Gillian Robertson
Trevin Jones vs Javid Basharat
Damon Jackson vs Kamuela Kirk
Sabina Mazo vs Miranda Maverick
Dalcha Lungiambula vs Cody Brundage
Guido Cannetti vs Kris Moutinho
Tafon Nchukwi vs Azamat Murzakanov
UFC Vegas 50 results
Here are the results of all the fights of UFC Vegas 50.
Magomed Ankalaev def. Thiago Santos via UD
Song Yadong def. Marlon Moraes via KO r1
Sodiq Yusuff def. Alex Caceres via UD
Khalil Rountree Jr def. Karl Roberson via TKO r2
Drew Dober def. Terrance McKinney via TKO r1
Alex Pereira def. Bruno Silva via UD
Matthew Semelsberger def. AJ Fletcher via UD
JJ Aldrich def. Gillian Robertson via UD
Javid Basharat def. Trevin Jones via UD
Damon Jackson def. Kamuela Kirk via SUB r2
Miranda Maverick def. Sabina Mazo via SUB r2
Cody Brundage def. Dalcha Lungiambula via SUB r1
Guido Cannetti def. Kris Moutinho via TKO r1
Azamat Murzakanov def. Tafon Nchukwi via KO r3
UFC Vegas 50 pre-fight press conference
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UFC Vegas 50 weigh-in
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Santos vs Ankalaev full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the fight Thiago Santos vs Magomed Ankalaev as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Santos vs Ankalaev result
Thiago Santos defeated Magomed Ankalaev via unanimous decision. Scores were 49–46, 49–46, 48–47.
Santos vs Ankalaev post-fight interview
Watch the official video of Thiago Santos vs Magomed Ankalaev post-fight octagon interview.
UFC Vegas 50 post-fight press conference
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UFC Vegas 50 bonus awards
UFC Vegas 50 Fight of the Night: none
UFC Vegas 50 Performance of the Night: Yadong Song, Khalil Rountree Jr, Cody Brundage and Azamat Murzakanov