The black belt in Bjj and former Ksw light-Hw champion Jan Blachowicz entered this fight with a professional mma record of 23-7-0 (61% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.10 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Jon Jones). He suffered two consecutive defeats between 2016 and 2017, against Alexander Gustafsson (Gustafsson vs Blachowicz) and Patrick Cummins, but then he has won four bouts beating Jimi Manuwa (Jimi Manuwa vs Jan Blachowicz 2) and Nikita Krylov in 2018 (Jan Blachowicz vs Nikita Krylov).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Thiago Santos, has an official record of 20-6-0 (75% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.7 in the same weight class. Thiago ‘Marreta’ was defeated by David Branch in April 2018 (David Branch vs Thiago Santos) but then he has won three fights beating Jimi Manuwa in his last one (Jimi Manuwa vs Thiago Santos). Blachowicz vs Santos is the main event of UFC Fight Night 145 (UFC on ESPN+ 3). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 145: Błachowicz vs. Santos
Where: O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
UFC Fight Night 145 fight card (main card):
Jan Blachowicz vs Thiago Santos
Stefan Struve vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Gian Villante vs Michal Oleksiejczuk
Liz Carmouche vs Lucie Pudilova
John Dodson vs Petr Yan
Magomed Ankalaev vs Klidson Farias de Abreu
Blachowicz’s previous fight: Jan Blachowicz vs Nikita Krylov
Santos’ previous fight: Jimi Manuwa vs Thiago Santos
Blachowicz’s next fight: Luke Rockhold vs Jan Blachowicz
Santos’ next fight: Jon Jones vs Thiago Santos
Blachowicz vs Santos Fight Video:
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