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UFC Vegas 59 highlights: Jamahal Hill stops Thiago Santos with late TKO in main event

UFC Fight Night: Santos v Hill Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Jamahal Hill delivered another impressive performance last night (Sat., Aug. 6, 2022) at UFC Vegas 59 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when “Sweet Dreams” put a stop to former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Thiago Santos with a fourth-round TKO (punches).

Santos was more active in the early going then any of his other recent fights. The former title challenger scored some hard leg kicks while lining up a few power shots over the top. Hill was game, though, as the rangy striker kept out of serious trouble to meet Santos with some clean counters to steal sizeable momentum. Santos regained control in the third round with solid wrestling and ground control. Hill started to show some damage as he entered the championship frames for the first time ever.

Hill responded in fashion. As both light heavyweights went toe-to-toe in an all-out slugfest it was “Sweet Dreams” who landed the final blows in the fourth. He caught Santos with a nasty right hand that sent “Marreta” crashing to the canvas. Hill jumped on top for vicious punches and elbows until referee Herb Dean woke up and stopped the fight. The finish capped off a night of 10 UFC fights that all ended in a knockout or submission.

Check out the full fight video highlights below courtesy of UFC/ESPN:

For complete UFC Vegas 59 results and coverage click here.

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