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UFC Fight Night 193: Santos vs Walker 10/02/2021 Odds, Fight Picks and Predictions

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UFC Fight Night 193 Santos vs Walker 10-02-2021 Odds Fight Picks and Predictions

UFC Fight Night 193: Santos vs Walker 10/02/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be holding their first fight card for the month with UFC FIght Night 193 slated to happen this Saturday, October 2. This event will be held on closed doors at the UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscriptions are the best ways to enjoy the matches at home. Thiago Santos is rising up to his age and hopes to gain another title shot before calling it a career. He will be going up against a fast-rising light heavyweight in Johnny Walker who is currently ranked 10th in the division. It is seen in UFC betting odds that Thiago Santos is the favored fighter to win against Johnny Walker. 

UFC Fight Night 193: Santos vs Walker 10/02/2021

When: Saturday, October 2, 7:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 193: Santos vs Walker 10/02/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Thiago Santos -170 Johnny Walker +150

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Thiago Santos

Thiago Santos is known as “Marreta” inside the MMA cage and he came all the way from Rio De Janeiro in Brazil to be in this match. He gets to represent his own fight stable at Team Marreta for this bout. Santos stands at six-foot-two and has been competing at the light heavyweight for most of his career. He comes to this match with a 21-9 professional MMA record and 15 of those victories coming from knockouts. The past few years have been tough for Santos. After losing to Jon Jones, father time looks to have been catching up as he lost two more fights. Glover Texiera and Aleksander Rakic were able to beat him in the past two years.

Johnny Walker

Johnny Walker is at his prime age at 29 years old and this fighter’s hometown is located in Belford Roxo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This fighter gets to train and represent the If Team fight stable. Walker is a tall fighter at six-foot-five and has been naturally fighting at the light heavyweight division. He has lost five times in 23 professional bouts and owns 15 knockout victories along with two submissions. This fighter lost back-to-back matches against Corey Anderson and Nikita Krylov. His most recent match made him avoid a losing streak after picking up a first-round TKO victory over Ryan Spann.

Santos vs Walker Betting Numbers

Record 21-9-0 18-5-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country Brazil Brazil
Height 6’2″ 6’5″
Weight (lbs) 205 205
Reach (in) 76 82
Win by KO/TKO 71% 83%
Win by Submission 5% 11%
Decisions 24% 6%
Strikes landed per minute 4.27 5.41
Striking accuracy 48% 72%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.33 3.51
Striking defense 55% 31%
Takedown average 0.70 0.40
Takedown accuracy 38% 100%
Takedown defense 66% 60%
Submission average 0.10 1.20

Santos vs Walker Betting Picks

This promises a lot of fireworks inside the MMA cage as both Brazilian fighters carry a knockout punch. Having more experience fighting inside the octagon puts Thiago Santos as the favored fighter to win over Johnny Walker in the top online sportsbook.