Report: UFC Targeting Thiago Santos – Magomed Ankalaev Fight
By FCF Staff
As Magomed Ankalaev continues to rise the UFC’s light heavyweight rankings, it looks like Thiago Santos will be his next opponent.
Ankalaev (16-1) has won seven straight fights, after he was submitted by Paul Craig in his UFC debut, back in 2018. Most recently, the Russian fighter recorded a decision win over fellow contender, Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 267 last month.
Now ESPN is reporting that sources have confirmed the UFC is finalizing a bout between Ankalaev and Santos. The fight would serve as the headliner for a March 12th, UFC Fight Night card.
Santos (22-9), meanwhile, worked his way to a decision win over Johnny Walker in his last outing, which took place in October. The Brazilian fighter is 2-3 in his last 5 bouts.