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UFC Fight Night 203: Santos vs Ankalaev 03/12/2022 Fight Preview, Spread and Analysis

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UFC Fight Night 203 Santos vs Ankalaev 03-12-2022 Fight Preview Spread and Analysis

UFC Fight Night 203: Santos vs Ankalaev 03/12/2022 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is on a momentum heading to their next card of the month with UFC Fight Night 203. This even happens this coming Saturday, March 12 and it will be inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC Fight Pass and Pay Per View are great options to experience the matches. The main event for this fight card will be featuring an intense light heavyweight battle. Thiago Santos will be taking on the fast-rising Magomed Ankalaev to determine who gets a step closer to a title shot. It is seen in UFC fight odds that Magomed Ankalaev is the huge favorite to win over Thiago Santos.

UFC Fight Night 203: Santos vs Ankalaev 03/12/2022

When:Saturday, March 12, 7:00 PM ET
Where:UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV:Pay Per View
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 203: Santos vs Ankalaev 03/12/2022 Odds

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FighterOddsFighterOdds
Thiago Santos+415Magomed Ankalaev-525

Main Card

Thiago Santos

Thiago Santos is known as the โ€œMarretaโ€ and this fighter came all the way from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to be in this fight. He gets to represent his own fight stable, Team Marreta, in his professional bouts. Santos is a 38-year-old fight veteran and this fighter enters this bout with a 22-9 professional MMA record. He stands at six-foot-two and has 15 of his victories earned from vicious knockouts. After losing three consecutive fights, Santos was able to bounce back with a victory over Johnny Walker during UFC Fight Night 193 that happened in October 2021. That match went to a full five rounds with Santos earning the unanimous decision win.

Magomed Ankalaev

Magomed Ankalaev is a 29-year-old fighter that resides in one of the melting pots of fighters in Makhachkala, Dagestan located in Russia. He was busy sharpening his MMA skills at the Gorets Fight Team. Ankalaev stands at six-foot-three and he has been comfortable competing at the light heavyweight division. Eight of his victories came from knockouts while the rest reached the judgesโ€™ scorecards. After losing his debut fight in the UFC, Ankalaev went on to win his next seven matches. His most recent victory was in UFC 267 as he took on Volkan Oezdimir to earn the unanimous decision at the end of three rounds.

Santos vs Ankalaev Betting Numbers

Santos
Ankalaev
Record22-9-016-1-0
Last FightWinWin
CountryBrazilRussia
Height6’2″6’3″
Weight (lbs)205205
Reach (in)7675
Win by KO/TKO68%53%
Win by Submission5%0%
Decisions27%47%
Strikes landed per minute3.953.60
Striking accuracy48%55%
Striking absorbed per minute2.282.05
Striking defense56%62%
Takedown average0.611.15
Takedown accuracy36%31%
Takedown defense66%85%
Submission average0.100.00

Santos vs Ankalaev Betting Picks

The rise of Magomed Ankalaev cannot be stopped as the best online sportsbook sees him prevailing over Thiago Santos. This fight should go to a full five rounds with Ankalaev earning another unanimous decision win.