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Thiago Santos vs Johnny Walker full fight video preview for UFC Vegas 38 main event

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Former UFC light heavyweight title contender Thiago Santos will look to punch his way back into the win column opposite hot-and-cold 205-pound bruiser Johnny Walker in the UFC Vegas 38 main event TONIGHT (Sat., Oct. 2, 2021) on ESPN+ from inside the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., Oct. 16, 2021, with an exciting women’s Featherweight bout that will see No. 3-ranked Bantamweight contender, Aspen Ladd, step in for injured Holly Holm to face Norma Dumont. In UFC Vegas 40’s co-main event, former UFC Heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski, will take on rising prospect Carlos Felipe.

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Santos (21-9), now 37, was oh-so-close to taking the light heavyweight strap away from Jon Jones in their tightly-contested affair at UFC 239, where “Marreta” dropped a split decision. Unfortunately, his follow-up fights have resulted in consecutive losses to Glover Teixeira and Aleksandar Rakic.

The 29 year-old Walker (18-5) graduated Dana White’s “Contender Series” back in summer 2018 and quickly racked up three consecutive first-round knockout finishes. The hype soon came to a halt at the hands of Corey Anderson, followed by a second straight loss to Nikita Krylov, before Walker eventually rebounded against Ryan Spann.

Check out their fight video preview embedded above.

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