The former light heavyweight title contender of the UFC, Thiago Santos, you won’t worry about losing your job N ° 5 in the classification.
This Saturday at the main event of UFC Fight Night 193 at the APEX in Las Vegas, Saints defeated the also Brazilian by unanimous decision Johnny Walker.
The fight went on for all five rounds and the only takedown attempt was a Saints, that Walker successfully defended.
Despite landing fewer punches in the fight, the judges gave identical cards 48-47 in favor of Saints, who took the victory for unanimous decision.
With this triumph Saints he ends his free fall of three straight losses, including one for the championship to Jon Jones, improving his record to 22-9.
For Walker it’s a blow that denies him a chance to climb to the top of the division, stalling at 18-6, with losses in three of his last four Octagon appearances.
Walker was higher in the volume of blows, but Saints he received the approval of the judges for his most effective punishment.
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At the end of the five rounds, Walker landed 48 total and power shots for 44 of Saints in both departments.
In the co-main event, Kyle Daukaus submitted Kevin Holland with a back strangle in the first round in a middleweight fight, however, the decision was reversed due to an accidental head butt that left Holland in poor condition.