Thiago Santos continues to put the UFC light heavyweight division on notice.
Entering the Octagon against Jan Blachowicz in the main event of UFC Prague, the Brazilian looked to prove his recent success in his new weight class was no fluke. A little over two rounds into their contest on Saturday afternoon, Santos not only silenced his doubters but did so in violent fashion as he sparked Blachowicz with a crisp counter against the fence.
Check out the reaction to Santos’s victory below, plus the best of the rest from an action-packed card inside O2 Arena.
Thiago Santos def. Jan Blachowicz
Thiago is so damn explosive— Curtis Blaydes (@RazorBlaydes265) February 23, 2019
Wow the hammer is real— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) February 23, 2019
Underhook to a single would of kept him in the fight. #UFCPrague— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) February 23, 2019
The ref gave Blachowicz every chance to recover but he was not having it. Covered up and showed that he was done fighting. What a shot from Santos that had to be! #UFCPrague— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) February 23, 2019
Nice comeback by Struve it was looking rough first round #UFCPrague— Curtis Blaydes (@RazorBlaydes265) February 23, 2019
Always love a Struve fight— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) February 23, 2019
Fuck— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) February 23, 2019
What a body shot! Not often you set that utilized in open stance #UFCPrague— Jeremy Kennedy (@JeremyKennedyWC) February 23, 2019
Just popped it on before Gian’s fight. For Liz how do you get to mount but leave her with her feet dug in the cage. That’s her only chase to bridge and sweep. Have to get head to the cage .— Chris Wade (@CWadeMMA) February 23, 2019
It's a cliche, but while Pudilova will lose this one, she'll learn a great deal from going three rounds with someone like Carmouche, in terms of toughness and tenacity. #UFCPrague pic.twitter.com/kXeVLk1Gbf— The Mane Event™ (@EliasTheodorou) February 23, 2019
Can’t believe they robbed that girl against Carmouche smh #UFCPrague— Curtis Blaydes (@RazorBlaydes265) February 23, 2019
Petr Yan def. John Dodson
Petr Yan is definitely a contender. That kid is good everywhere #UFcPrague— Chris Camozzi (@ChrisCamozzi) February 23, 2019
No mercy is a good nickname for that man. He is a killer! #UFCPrague— Tatiana Suarez (@TSPMMA115) February 23, 2019
Good scap so far! That nose though https://t.co/m37O7JqHeU— Devin Clark (@brownbearC) February 23, 2019
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