Thiago Santos entered this fight with a record of 16-5-0 (75% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.20 middleweight in the world. Thiago ‘Marreta’ lost twice in 2016, against Gegard Mousasi (=Mousasi vs Santos ) and Eric Spicely, but then he has won over Jack Marshman (=Santos vs Marshman), Gerald Meerschaert and Jack Hermansson (=Santos vs Hermansson).
His opponent, Anthony Smith, has a mma record of 28-12-0 (89% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.28 in the same weight class. He also lost in 2016, against Cezar Ferreira, but then he has beat Elvis Mutapcic, Andrew Sanchez and Hector Lombard (=Lombard vs Smith). Santos vs Smith is on the undercard of Lyoto Machida vs Eryk Anders – UFC Fight Night 125. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 125: Machida vs Anders
Where: Arena Guilherme Paraense, Belem, Brazil
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
UFC Fight Night 125 fight card (main fights):
Lyoto Machida vs Eryk Anders
Valentina Shevchenko vs Priscila Cachoeira
Michel Prazeres vs Desmond Green
Timothy Johnson vs Marcelo Golm
Thiago Santos vs Anthony Smith
Deiveson Figueiredo vs Joseph Morales
Santos’ previous fight: Thiago Santos vs Jack Hermansson
Smith’s previous fight: Hector Lombard vs Anthony Smith
Santos’ next fight: David Branch vs Thiago Santos
Santos vs Smith Fight Video:
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