UFC Vegas 50: Thiago Santos, Magomed Ankalaev excited before LHW title eliminator

Opponents Thiago Santos of Brazil and Magomed Ankalaev of Russia face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on March 11, 2022 in Las...

Since a last-second submission defeat vs. Paul Craig on his UFC debut four years ago this month, Dagestani light-heavyweight contender Magomed Ankalaev (16-1, 9 KOs) has justified the high hopes for his progression with six consecutive victories. Now, he faces former title challenger Thiago Santos tonight, targeting another scalp in his first main event opportunity. Continue reading

UFC Vegas 48: Hill’s highlight-reel R1 KO win over Walker puts LHW division on notice

Jamahal Hill reacts after his knockout victory over Johnny Walker of Brazil in their light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC...

Light-heavyweight contender Jamahal Hill (#12) began the new year the same way he ended the last: producing a furious first-round finish, this time blasting Johnny Walker (#10) into a state of helplessness midway though a memorable maiden main event slot. The 205lb division needs some fresh contenders and after an early KO of the Year contender, that won’t be his last. Continue reading

UFC Vegas 38: Santos outlasts Walker in five-round clash, calls out Prochazka

Thiago Santos of Brazil punches Johnny Walker of Brazil in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 02,...

It wasn’t a vintage performance, but former light-heavyweight title challenger Thiago Santos produced a vitally important decision win (48-47 x 3) over Johnny Walker in the main event on the final fight of his existing contract. Afterwards, he called out Jiri Prochazka (#2) – who is the alternate for this month’s championship fight between Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira.
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UFC Vegas 11: Colby Covington delivers R5 TKO win against Tyron Woodley

UFC news: Colby Covington TKOs Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 11

Although the co-main event finished unceremoniously, there was no questioning who emerged victorious in the headliner between #2 ranked welterweight Colby Covington and former champion Tyron Woodley. Covington – who challenged for the title last year – earned a R5 TKO win as the burning possibility of retirement has only intensified after an eventful main card. Continue reading