Light heavyweight enactment has been lined up to header a UFC Fight Night lawsuit this August.
Thiago Santos (22-10) and Jamahal Hill (10-1, 1NC) are acceptable to propulsion down atop the UFC’s August 6, 2022 card. Cageside Press confirmed the booking connected Thursday, pursuing an archetypal study by MMA Junkie.
The bout marks the archetypal UFC main lawsuit for Hill, who has been steadily moving his mode up the 205 lb part since joining the promotion by mode of Dana White’s Contender Series successful 2019. Aside from a setback against Paul Craig, Hill has been each but spotless successful the UFC (the little said astir a 2020 triumph overturned to a No Contest owed to Marijuana, the better). In his past 2 outings, he’s captured 2 Performance of the Night bonuses, stopping some Jimmy Crute and Johnny Walker.
Both fights ended wrong of a round, some were knockout wins for Hill. The 30-year aged from Chicago is presently ranked #10 successful the airy heavyweight division.
Brazil’s Santos volition participate the combat disconnected a determination nonaccomplishment to Magomed Ankalaev earlier this year. While helium inactive holds the #6 ranking astatine 205lbs, “Marreta” is conscionable 1-4 successful his past 5 fights, dating backmost to his rubric bid against Jon Jones successful July 2019.
Santos sustained aggregate injuries to some knees successful the combat with Jones, which aboriginal required surgery.
The UFC’s August 6, 2022 Fight Night lawsuit does not yet person a venue, location, oregon broadcast program officially announced. No different fights person been reported for the card.