Gilbert Burns Replaces Thiago Alves, Meets Gunnar Nelson in UFC Copenhagen Co-Main Event

For the second time in as many fights, Gilbert Burns will step as a replacement opponent on short notice. View full post on Recent News on

Gilbert Burns steps in for Thiago Alves, faces Gunnar Nelson at UFC on ESPN+ 18 in Copenhagen

Gallery Gilbert Burns vs. Aleksei Kunchenko at UFC on ESPN+ 14: Best photos view 20 images Gilbert Burns will save the day once again. He will replace the injured Thiago Alves and take on Gunnar Nelson at UFC on ESPN+ 18 in a welterweight bout. MMA Junkie confirmed the replacement with a person with knowledge […]

Report: Thiago Alves Injured, Out of UFC Copenhagen Co-Main vs. Gunnar Nelson

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut in Copenhagen, Denmark, has taken a hit, losing a member of its co-main event. View full post on Recent News on

Get to know Brazilian welterweight Thiago Rela ahead of Bellator 225

Welterweight Thiago Rela makes his Bellator debut on Saturday night against a UFC veteran. Rela (10-7 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) meets New England’s Jon Manley (11-6 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) in a 175-pound catchweight bout at Bellator 225, which takes place at Webster Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. The main card airs on Paramount following prelims on MMA […]

Video: Dominick Reyes felt Jon Jones lost to Thiago Santos, hints at title shot after next win

MMA Fighting ANAHEIM, Calif. — UFC light heavyweight contender Dominick Reyes stopped by UFC 241 to preview his upcoming fight against Chris Weidman, give his take on Jon Jones’s performance against Thiago Santos, the possibility of Johnny Walker leapfrogging him in the rankings, Volkan Oezdemir’s recent comments, and more. View full post on MMA Fighting […]

After Reviewing UFC 239, Thiago Santos Thinks He Won Three Rounds vs. Jon Jones

Thiago Santos nearly shocked the world at UFC 239 when he lost to light heavyweight champion Jon Jones by split decision. View full post on Recent News on

Claudio Silva inspired by teammates Amanda Nunes, Thiago Santos to win UFC gold

Brazilian welterweight Claudio Silva is undefeated in four UFC fights. | Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports Amanda Nunes became the UFC bantamweight and featherweight queen years after moving to American Top Team. Thiago Santos benefited from TFT’s partnership with ATT to evolve and one day give Jon Jones one of his toughest fights ever. Claudio Silva, […]

Damir Ismagulov vs. Thiago Moises booked for UFC Shenzhen

Thiago Moises (pictured) is coming off a decision win over Kurt Holobaugh. | Bob Barton, RFA Damir Ismagulov will put his 13-fight unbeaten streak on the line against Thiago Moises at UFC Shenzhen on Aug. 31, multiple sources told MMA Fighting. The event takes place at the Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen, China, and features […]

Thiago Santos Claims Successful Surgery: ‘Everything is Fixed’

After a four-hour surgery on both of his knees, Thiago Santos shares good news as he is heading towards a full recovery. View full post on Recent News on

Thiago Santos to undergo surgery on both knees

Thiago Santos never stopped kicking Jon Jones despite the injury at UFC 239. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Thiago Santos will need surgery on both knees after all. The Brazilian light heavyweight, who went the distance with UFC champion Jon Jones earlier this month at UFC 239, told PVT on Tuesday night that he will […]

MRI reveals Thiago Santos’ knee was as bad as it looked at UFC 239

Thiago Santos fought UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones for over four rounds essentially on one leg. Monday, an MRI revealed a torn ACL, MCL and PCL on Santos’ left knee as well as a meniscus tear. Doctors suspect he may also have reinjured his right knee, which was surgically operated on prior to his […]

MRI Reveals Multiple Torn Ligaments in Thiago Santos’ Left Knee After UFC 239 Bout

In hindsight, Thiago Santos’ performance at UFC 239 seems even more gritty than it did in real time. View full post on Recent News on

Anthony Smith Doesn’t See Anyone Beating Jon Jones In His First Attempt, Including Thiago Santos

Former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith believes Jon Jones won’t be beaten by anyone on his first attempt, including Jones’ latest challenger Thiago Santos, whom he meets at UFC 239 this Saturday night. View full post on Recent News on

Jon Jones says he abandoned wrestling to beat Thiago Santos at his own game

Gallery Jon Jones def. Thiago Santos at UFC 239: Best photos view 34 images LAS VEGAS – When Jon Jones stood in the center of the octagon and heard the first judge score his fight 48-47 in favor of challenger Thiago Santos, the usually unflappable UFC light heavyweight champion experienced a rare moment of doubt. […]

Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos UFC 239 main event scorecard

Check out the Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos UFC 239 scorecard to see how the judges scored the main event Saturday night in Las Vegas. Mike Bell gave Jon Jones rounds 2, 3, and 4 en route to a 48-47 decision, while Derek Cleary gave Jones rounds 2, 3, and 5 en route to a […]

Jan Blachowicz not ruling out Thiago Santos defeating Jon Jones: ‘I believe in him’ 

Jan Blachowicz is a man who clearly doesn’t hold any resentment towards fighters who have claimed victory over him. Thiago Santos is a heavy underdog as he gears up to challenge Jon Jones for his light-heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 239 in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The Brazilian defeated Blachowicz in […]

UFC 239 start time, TV schedule for Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos

The UFC 239 start time, TV schedule for the Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday night. The fight card is broken into three different parts and airing on three different mediums. This post will help explain which fights are airing where and at which times. […]

If Jon Jones is after legacy, he needs to sledgehammer Thiago Santos and then go big-game hunting

After competing just once in each of the last five calendar years, Jon Jones is back to being a fighting champion. His second trip to the Octagon in 2019 takes place at Saturday’s UFC 239, when he steps into the cage opposite Thiago Santos, a 35-year-old Brazilian who is as unlikely a challenger as Jones […]

Thiago Santos Trusts His Power

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UFC free fight: Relive Thiago Santos’ crazy UFC 231 brawl with Jimi Manuwa

Thiago Santos has a sledgehammer tattooed on his chest, which is fitting, because his hands are sledgehammers, too. There was a question about whether “Marreta” would be able to retain his knockout power when he moved up to light heavyweight after a long stint at middleweight, and it didn’t take him long to answer. Santos […]

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