Santos Wins Snoozer at UFC Vegas
October 03 | 2021
In a lackluster light heavyweight fight, Thiago Santos won a close unanimous decision over Johnny Walker in the main event of UFC Fight Night 193 from Las Vegas Saturday. Though both men are known as hard striking knockout artists, each came in on a career slide. Walker had lost two of his last three while Santos had dropped three in a row and neither seemed inclined to take chances here spending most of the fight at a distance exchanging leg kicks. Santos did manage to land a few solid roundhouse kicks to the body and catch Walker with some hard punches on a couple of occasions when he was able to step inside as the taller man chambered kicks. All three judges saw it 48-47 for Santos.
The co-main event ended in controversial fashion as an accidental first round clash of heads between Kyle Daukaus and Kevin Holland left Holland looking momentarily done. But referee Dan Miragliotta hesitated in stopping the match as Holland briefly seemed to recover, only to be caught in a choke and submitted. However, officials eventually changed the ruling to a no contest.
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