Thiago Santos (Brazil) vs Jamahal Hill (USA)
07.08.2022. 06:00 (UTC+3)
On the night of August 6-7, UFC Vegas 59 will take place in the United States, with the light heavyweight fighters Thiago Santos and Jamahal Hill facing off in the main event.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Thiago Santos is excited about his daughter's birth
Brazilian light heavyweight fighter Thiago Santos is well known to Russian-speaking fans. After all, his wife is the only woman from Russia in the UFC, Yana Kunitskaya.
Thiago is going through a tough time. The once formidable warrior, who gave a severe fight to Jon Jones, has won only once in his last five fights. To be fair, we have to note that Santos lost exclusively to the top contenders: Jon Jones, Glover Teixeira, Aleksandar Rakic, and Magomed Ankalaev.
The Brazilian is already 38 years old, but he's not even considering ending his career. Moreover, Santos is obviously on the emotional high ground because in April, he had a daughter Alisa. Now the Brazilian fighter is ranked number six in the light heavyweight division.
Jamahal Hill is a bright prospect breaking into the elite
Santos' opponent will be 31-year-old American Jamahal Hill. The fighter is ranked in the top 10 of the division and is preparing for the toughest fight of his career. Jamahal is currently on a two-fight winning streak. He knocked out Jimmy Crute last December and Johnny Walker this February.
In total, Hill has 10 wins, one loss, and one fight that was overturned. Scottish fighter Paul Craig is the only fighter who could defeat the American professionally. In June 2021, Craig took out Hill in two minutes.
Now Jamahal has made a decent run and wants to continue his rise in the rankings. The promotion believes Hill is ready for a serious challenge, which is why they paired him with Thiago Santos.
Tale of the tape
Although Thiago Santos has not been pleasing with results lately, his tremendous advantage in experience is striking. You can see the objective numbers in the comparison table, they will help you choose the right bet.
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Expert Betting Tips
Thiago Santos has no plans to become a gatekeeper. The Brazilian fighter is ready to meet the up-and-coming American to show how serious guys fight in the light heavyweight division. Hill's trump card is knockout power, but the last time Thiago got knocked out was way back in 2018. So there is some doubt that Jamahal's power will be enough to thrash Santos. The Brazilian will be fired up for destruction to please his family and get back on the winning path. Hill, though he looks promising, is not yet a top prospect.
This time the odds at Bet365 are a real gift for the bettor. The experts have absolutely no faith in Santos, offering juicy odds of 3.50 on his victory. Hill's win is estimated at ridiculous odds of 1.30.
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