Hard-hitting light heavyweight contenders Thiago Santos and Jamahal Hill came face-to-face at the official UFC Vegas 59 weigh ins on Friday, just one day out from their five-round ESPN/ESPN+ headliner at the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Santos (22-10) took then-champion Jon Jones to the limit at the UFC 239 pay-per-view (PPV) event back in summer 2019, falling to “Bones” by way of close split decision. Since then, the 38 year-old Brazilian is just 1-3 and coming off a decision loss to Magomed Ankalaev at UFC Vegas 50 last March.
As for Hill (10-1, 1 NC), who turned 31 just a few weeks back, he managed to rebound from a first-round loss to Paul Craig at UFC 263 in June 2021 to capture back-to-back knockout victories over Jimmy Crute and Johnny Walker. “Sweet Dreams” is currently ranked four spots below Santos at No. 10.
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