Jamahal Hill, Thiago Santos make weight for light heavyweight clash

LAS VEGAS – The main event for Saturday’s UFC event is set.

Ranked light heavyweight contenders Jamahal Hill and Thiago Santos had no issue making the 206-pound limit for their light heavyweight clash at UFC on ESPN 40.

The Friday weigh-ins took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The same venue hosts Saturday’s card, which airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+.


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Hill (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is coming off arguably the best win of his career in his first UFC headliner when he flattened Johnny Walker with a violent right hand. The win put his streak at two, joining a 48-second knockout win over Jimmy Crute in December. His only loss came by TKO due to injury against Paul Craig in June 2021.

Santos (22-10 MMA, 14-9 UFC), a former UFC title challenger, is looking to bounce back from a unanimous decision loss to Magomed Ankalaev in March. The defeat was his fourth in five fights. The lone win in that stretch was a unanimous decision over Walker in October 2021.

Check out the video above for Santos and Hill’s trips to the scale.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC on ESPN 40.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie

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