A new headline fight between Magomed Ankalaev and Thiago “Marreta” Santos has been announced in the Light Heavyweight division. The fight is scheduled to main event UFC Vegas 50 on March 12, 2022.

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Fighter form coming into this matchup

Recent form for Magomed Ankalaev

Ankalaev most recently appeared at UFC 267, taking on and defeating Volkan Oezdemir via Decision in a Light Heavyweight bout. Ankalaev went into the fight as the -350 moderate favorite. The win extended his winning streak to 7 in a row. Ankalaev’s professional MMA record currently sits at 16-1.

Recent form for Thiago Santos

Santos most recently appeared at UFC Vegas 38, taking on and defeating Johnny Walker via Decision in a Light Heavyweight bout. Santos went into the fight as the -155 slight favorite. The win snapped a 3 fight skid for Santos, whose professional MMA record currently sits at 22-9.

The AllStar will post opening betting lines when betting markets open.

Tale of the tape

Tale of the tape: Magomed Ankalaev vs Thiago Santos
Magomed AnkalaevvsThiago “Marreta” Santos
29Age37
17Fights35
16Wins22
1Losses9
8KO’s18
2Subs4
6’3″ (191cm)Height6’2″ (188cm)
75.0″ (191cm)Reach76.0″ (193cm)

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Michael is a lifelong fight fan and martial artist. He has been in the MMA world for over a decade as an athlete and analyst. A consummate student of the game, Michael lives and breathes fight sports.

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