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Thiago Santos has successful surgery on both knees

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Thiago Santos’s road to recovery is off to a good start.

The recent UFC light heavyweight title challenger provided an update on social media after undergoing surgery on Wednesday in Los Angeles to address a ligament and meniscus injury in his left knee and a meniscus injury on his right knee.

This is the second surgery “Marreta” has had to get to on his right meniscus this year. Santos injured his left leg in a five-round split decision loss against Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 239 on July 6 in Las Vegas.

“After four hours of surgery, the doctors say everything is fixed,” Santos wrote. “Now my focus is on a full recovery so I can get back in there better and stronger!”

Santos, 35, won three straight fights after moving up to 205 pounds to earn his title shot against Jones. He has not provided a timetable for his return to competition.