Thiago Santos is trying to keep fighting for the lightweight title, and will have a chance to do so Saturday night against upstart Russia’s Magomed Ankalaev.
Santos went on a three-fight losing streak on his most recent run starting in 2019 when he lost a Light Heavyweight title fight to Jon Jones by split decision. After taking some time off to recover from a knee injury during the match, Santos dropped two matches to now become champions Glover Teixeira and Alexsandar Raktic, but managed to secure a win in his most recent match against Johnny Walker.
Now, Santos will try to build some momentum against rising Ankalaev, who is rapidly emerging as a contender in this class, the winner of his last seven matches. Can Santos shock the betting community? He is someone under +415 in WynnBET Sportsbook for Ankalaev, who loves betting -580.
FanSided MMA editor Amy Kaplan is reaching out to Santos, believing ‘Marreta’ is up for the challenge and that he still has to run. She picked him in the third round of Jab, Cross, Hook betting drafts can be found around 54:30 of this week’s episode.
“He [Santos] “Whenever there’s a baby on the way or a baby has just been born, these boxers have some magic in them,” says Kaplan.
Kaplan, who was at the media day with the fighters and saw Santos speak, noted the great energy he had in his pre-match comments.
It’s also important to note that Jalin Turner, UFC lightweight guest Jab, Cross, Hook, agrees with Kaplan’s hypothesis, noting from his own childbirth experience that it leads to increased output and outcomes. better.
Will the baby boom lead Santos to a bold victory that could revive his career? We’ll find out on Saturday night!
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