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Knockout! Watch Thiago Santos shut down Anthony Smith via liver kick at UFC Belem

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Surging UFC middleweight contender Thiago Santos continued his dominant ways earlier tonight (Sat., Feb. 3, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 125 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Arena Guilherme Paraense in Belem, Brazil, when he finished Anthony Smith with a nasty liver kick in Round 2.

Smith offered some good exchanges in this fight, including a cut he left above Santos’ left eye, but the Brazilian was simply too sharp. From spinning backs kicks to devastating elbows, Santos nailed Smith with a ton of offense. And when Santos dug a kick into Smith’s liver in the second round, “Lionheart” had had enough.

Check out the brutal finish above courtesy of UFC.

With this performance, Santos locks down his fourth-straight knockout victory in the dangerous 185-pound division. The 34-year-old looks to be on the best run of his UFC career and could easily test someone in the top 10 his next time out. If he keeps finding his range with his kicks and stays away from opponent’s power shots, Santos could have a lot of success moving forward.

For complete UFC Fight Night 125 results and coverage click here.